Tuesday 26th October 2021
Tuesday, 26th of October 2021
Home / Tag: ozone layer

Tag Archives: ozone layer

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Radio Report: Observing 2020 ozone layer preservation day

Ozone Layer

The United Nations General Assembly designated September 16 as World Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the 1987 signing of the Montreal Protocol on phasing out substances that deplete the ozone. Ozone layer depletion Ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the earth from the harmful portion of the sun’s rays, thus helping to preserve life on ...

Read More »

Anambra residents urged to plant trees to protect environment, ozone layer

Willie Obiano

The Managing Director, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Mr Amechi Akora, has called on the residents of the state to plant trees to protect the environment and the ozone layer. Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State Akira made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Awka, the ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Ozone layer hole closing and will heal, say scientists


The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered. Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. New findings, published on Thursday in the journal Science, show that the average size of ...

Read More »

Nigeria begins review of ozone layer protection regulations


Nigeria has initiated moves to protect the environment and restore ozone layer to pre-industrial age level, with the commencement of amendment on the national ozone layer protection regulations and demonstration project for disposal of unwanted Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in the country. The proposed changes in the National Environmental (Ozone Layer Protection) Regulations (S.I.32 of 2009) will be a mandatory requirements for consumption and disposal of ODS ...

Read More »