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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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Video report: Minister inaugurates cooling systems

Jean Bakole

Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Mahmud Abubakar, commissioned low-pressure cooling machines in Lagos on September 22, 2020. The machines where then distributed to companies under the second stage of the Hydrofluorcarbon (HCFC) phase out plan. UNIDO Nigeria Country Representative, Mr Jean Bakole Supported by UNIDO, the event held at the UNIDO regional office in Lagos. It was organised by the ...

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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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Govt affirms commitment to eradication of ozone depleting substances

Ozone Depletion

The Federal Government has said that it is committed to phasing out Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) to mitigate the impact of climate change and enhance growth and development of local manufacturing industries. Minister of the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, inaugurating the System House at Vitapur Nigeria Limited The Minister of  the Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this on Tuesday, September ...

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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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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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