Ozone layer recovery may take several lifetimes. But Montreal Protocol saved the Earth

  What is the news? Sep 16th is celebrated as World Ozone Day every year since 1994 to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. It has been the most successful global environmental treaty so far and the only United Nations environmental agreement to be ratified by every country in… Continue reading Ozone layer recovery may take several lifetimes. But Montreal Protocol saved the Earth

India has done well to ratify the Montreal accord amendment

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Understanding India’s ratification to Kigali Agreement Synopsis: The recent announcement of Government of India to ratify the Kigali agreement is expected to bring various benefits including strengthening India’s global position in fight against climate change Context The government’s decision to ratify the amendment to the Montreal accord on phasing out ozone-depleting… Continue reading India has done well to ratify the Montreal accord amendment

Explained: Ozone pact in climate fight

Source: Indian Express What is the news? India recently ratified the Kigali Agreement to the Montreal Protocol after 5 years of negotiation. It is expected to help energize collective global effort to address global warming as well as climate change. Background: In 1989 Montreal Protocol was signed to protect the ozone layer of the upper… Continue reading Explained: Ozone pact in climate fight

Cabinet approves Ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). About Kigali Amendment The Kigali agreement is an amendment to the Montreal Protocol. It aims to phase down hydrofluorocarbons… Continue reading Cabinet approves Ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

India achieves complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical

News: India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b Facts: About Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b It is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises. Environmental Benefits of phase out: Will assist the healing of the stratospheric ozone layer, Will help towards the climate change mitigation Additional Information Ozone Layer: Ozone layer, also… Continue reading India achieves complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical

Ozone Depletion and the Montreal Protocol

News: NASA and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists have reported that the annual ozone hole over the Antarctic has been found to be at its smallest since the 1980s Facts: Ozone Layer: Ozone layer, also called ozonosphere is a layer in the stratosphere lying between roughly 15 and 35 km above Earth’s… Continue reading Ozone Depletion and the Montreal Protocol

World Ozone Day

News:World Ozone Day has been celebrated on September 16,2019. Facts: The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer is observed every year on September 16th. The theme for the year 2019 is ‘32 Years and Healing’.  The World Ozone Day 2019 celebrates over three decades of international cooperation to protect the ozone layer… Continue reading World Ozone Day

The ozone hole is recovering

The ozone hole is recovering News: A recent study by NASA has confirmed the recovery of the ozone layer due to the absence of chlorine from Chlorofluorocarbon(CFC) in the atmosphere. Important Facts: Findings of UN study: The study published in Geophysical Research Letters journal has confirmed the phenomenon by mapping the chemical composition of the… Continue reading The ozone hole is recovering