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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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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