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Govt to intensify massive awareness on Ozone layer protection

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to intensify efforts in creating massive awareness on importance of ozone layer protection through effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the country. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, disclosed this as the ministry commemorates 2021 International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer, tagged: “Montreal Protocol, Keeping ...

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Video report: When Nigeria observed World Ozone Day


In 1985, the Vienna convention for the protection of the ozone layer was agreed upon by nations of the World. In 1988, Nigeria acceded to the Montreal Protocol, this was then followed by the Kigali Amendment in 2016 that began the phase down of HCFCs. The hole in the ozone layer has shrunk by more than 1.7 million square miles ...

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Montreal parties agree to replenish funds for ozone action


Parties to the ozone agreement gathered for one-day meeting to decide on replenishing funds for implementing the agreement during 2021, and the first part of an open-ended working group meeting focused on guidance to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Replenishment Task Force. The TEAP is an advisory body that provides technical information to support parties’ decision-making. A session during the 8th Meeting ...

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Montreal Protocol: Stakeholders seek to validate HCFCs survey report

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Following the review of the report of the survey of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Manufacturing (RACM) companies under the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) component of the Hydrochloroflorocarbon Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) last August, stakeholders are set to authenticate the statement. At a daylong forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, participants will review and validate ...

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Marshall Islands makes history again, becomes first nation to ratify Kigali Amendment


The Nitijela (parliament) of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Tuesday, February 28 2017 gave its approval for the low-lying atoll nation to become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The move comes just four months after the Marshall Islands worked with the Federated States of ...

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100 nations back speedy HFCs phase-down


Leaders from over 100 countries are calling for ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFCs, even as donors announce intent to provide $80 million of support The United States on Thursday hosted a gathering of countries in New York to provide a boost of momentum to the upcoming international negotiations to adopt an amendment to the Montreal ...

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UNIDO commended for implementing Montreal Protocol

Mr. Yomi Banjo

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Ms. Amina Mohammed, has commended the work, commitment and efforts of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) towards implementing the Montreal Protocol programmes and projects aimed at the phasing-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Nigeria. Speaking recently during the Stakeholders Workshop for the Preparation of the Stage II of the Hydrochloroflorocarbon Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP) ...

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World takes stock, celebrates 22nd Ozone Day

Ban Ki-moon

As the world observes the 22nd International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16, 2016, stakeholders have taken up an appraisal of efforts made in the past to protect the atmosphere and preserve man’s existence on earth. Themed: “Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united”, the 2016 International Ozone Day recognises the collective efforts of ...

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Nigeria shifts gear in ODS phase-out scheme

ODS meeting

Aiming to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), an ozone-depleting substance (ODS) by 2040, Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos took a major step towards realising the goal when stakeholders gathered to review and validate the findings of a survey, preparatory to the next stage of the initiative. HCFCs are a group of man-made compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, chlorine and fluorine atoms considered ...

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High hopes for HFCs phasedown as Vienna talks close


Civil society organisations have welcome the progress made at the international negotiations for phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which ended on a high at the weekend in Vienna, Austria, where countries reaffirmed their commitments and sent what looked like a strong signal that climate action is a priority following the signing of the Paris Agreement. An agreement to amend the Montreal ...

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