World Ozone Day: History And Importance

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By Prapti Upadhayay
Published Sept 16, 2022

Hindustan Times

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The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16

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The day marks nearly three decades of global cooperation under the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer and the environment

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The scientific evidence of ozone layer depletion led to the adoption and signing of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer on March 22, 1985, by 28 nations

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On September 16, 1987, the United States and 45 other nations signed the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer

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The Montreal Protocol aims to preserve the Ozone layer by limiting the production of chemicals that lead to its depletion

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The theme for this year's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is Montreal Protocol@35: global cooperation protecting life on earth

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The theme recognises the Montreal Protocol's influence on climate change and the need for global cooperation to solve climate concerns and protect life on Earth for future generations

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99% of the ozone-depleting compounds used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and many other products have been phased out as a result of the Montreal Protocol

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The Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol were the first treaties in UN history to receive universal acceptance on September 16, 2009

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