We are 32 ahead of our obligations in removing substances that Destroy the Ozone Layer

Director of the National Ozone Layer Protection Plan: “In the management project for the removal of harmful substances in the ozone layer, a reduction of 35 was committed until the beginning of 2022, and we are currently ahead of the plan and have reached a reduction of 67.

DOE reports—Ebrahim Hajizadeh spoke at the ceremony commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and World Ozone Day, saying, “The ozone layer around the earth acts as a shield against the dangerous ultraviolet rays of the sun. It slows down and prevents the passage of dangerous UV-B ultraviolet rays from the sun reaching the surface of the earth. For this reason, the existence of the ozone layer is very important for the continuation of life on earth.

“After the accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol and the commitments of the Islamic Council in order to implement the approvals of this protocol and its amendments, the Department of Environment implemented technology transfer and transformation projects, promoting the cooperation and coordination between the government and related industries.”

The Director of the National Plan for the Protection of the Ozone Layer stated, “The issue of the destruction of the ozone layer and global warming is one of the crises that all member countries of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol must take effective steps to curb. According to the schedule of the Montreal Protocol to eliminate the use of substances that destroy the ozone layer from industries, agriculture and services, the country has been able to fulfill its obligations and so far Iran has removed tons of substances that destroy the ozone layer.”

Referring to the naming of World Ozone Day this year as "Global Cooperation for the Protection of Life on Earth" by the United Nations Environment Program, he said, “Iran is one of the leading countries in the field of expanding cooperation regional cooperation with neighboring countries to build capacity in order to use regional and local capabilities to manage the removal of substances that destroy the ozone layer.”

In the end, Hajizadeh stated that in order to stabilize the results of the activities within the framework of the Montreal Protocol, the National Ozone Network has been formed with the cooperation of the representatives of the Department in Environment in 31 provinces, which has been praised by the United Nations Environment Program.
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