The Ministry of Environment, Maldives dedicated the Pemphis Environmental newsletter issue 43 to International Ozone day. Hon Dr Mariyam Shakeela, Minister of Environment and Energy's Ozone Day message: "Today as we celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer, it is important to take this opportunity to note that a healthy ozone layer is indeed inherently linked with the environment and development of the Maldives. The slogan of this year, “A healthy atmosphere, the future we want”, aptly underscores the role of an integrated, holistic and collaborated approached, particularly through the participation of individual actors. Today then presents an opportunity for us to reflect upon and make the necessary behavioural changes required of us to achieve this goal. This may not be easy, but it is necessary to secure our collective future..."