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Monday, December 4, 2023

International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Let's keep a cool head and continue our efforts

The theme of the 2018 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (September 16) is a rallying cry to continue the exemplary work carried out to protect the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol.

Keep cool and carry on

The theme has two connotations: work to protect the ozone layer also protects the climate, and the Montreal Protocol is a "cool" treaty, as evidenced by the exceptional achievements and unrivalled success of this international convention.

The ozone layer is found in the earth's upper atmosphere and protects against ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is harmful to living organisms.

The gradual phase-out of ozone-depleting substances has not only helped to protect the ozone layer for present and future generations, but has also contributed to the international community's efforts to tackle climate change. Efforts to protect the ozone layer have made a significant contribution to climate change mitigation, avoiding an estimated 135 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions between 1990 and 2010.

Consérvate cool y continua

The Montreal Protocol is set to make a greater contribution to the fight against global warming thanks to the Kigali Amendment, which will come into force on January1, 2019 and should prevent temperatures from rising by up to 0.5°C before the end of the century, while protecting the ozone layer.