16 September 2019
World Ozone Day 2019 is marked with the theme “32 Years and Healing” on Monday in Nay Pyi Taw.
September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It celebrates the anniversary of the day the Montreal Protocol made by the agreement of UN member countries on the 16th of September, 1987. Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr. Ye Myint Swe stressed that UN member countries including Myanmar are implementing global cooperation under the Montreal Protocol aiming to protect ozone-depleting. Representative from United Nations Environment read the message of the UN Secretary-General’s message.
Deputy Director, Environmental Conservation Department, Thin Thuzar Win said “The main objective of World Ozone Day is to protect ozone-depleting caused by human beings by all the countries’ participation. Along with the development of living standards, the use of hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigerators and air-cons affect ozone layer at most.”
Global warming potential increases due to ozone-depleting gases like CFCs, HCFCs, HBFCs and many others - living things on the planet are also affected at the same time.
Deputy Director, Environmental Conservation Department, Thin Thuzar Win said “Ozone-depleting affects natural resources including all living things on the planet. So, we all have responsibility to reduce ozone-depleting gases and even to try not to use such gases in the future.”
The ozone layer is showing signs of continuing recovery from man-made damage and is likely to heal fully by 2060, new evidence shows. Recovery from the holes and thinning caused by aerosol chemicals has progressed at a rate of about 1% to 3% a decade since 2000.
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