On the occasion of the celebration of the Ozone layer Protection Day 2015, CECOSDA invites all stakeholders to promote life cycle approach as a key strategy for the protection of the ozone layer. Increased communication on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) can contribute to reducing global warming and climate change.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, an important milestone in the protection of the ozone layer. The theme for the celebration of the anniversary and this year’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to be marked on 16 September is, “30 years of healing the ozone together.” The theme is supported by the slogan, “Ozone: All there is between you and UV.”
The International Ozone Day is an annual event that commemorates the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In the last three decades, the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol have galvanized 197 nations to work together on phasing out ozone-depleting substances, thus protecting the ozone layer for this and future generations and contributing significantly to global efforts to address climate change.
As part of the commemorative activities, the Ozone Secretariat is conducting the “Precious Ozone” digital campaign to celebrate the many successes achieved under the ozone protection regime over the past 30 years and highlight the importance of the ozone layer in protecting life on Earth from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
The campaign’s products include a selection of visual images, animations and web-tools that help everyone from policymakers to children to better understand issues related to the ozone layer, such as what the ozone hole is like, where it is, how much ozone there is, or how deep the atmosphere is.