Secretary-General's Message on the International Day for the
Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September 2009
Sustainable development depends, in large part, on the implementation
of agreed environmental goals, targets and objectives. Among
the considerable number of multilateral environmental agreements
agreed between states over the past 40 years, the Vienna Convention
for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and, in particular,
its Montreal Protocol stands out.
A letter to
National Ozone Units from Raj Shende,
Head OzonAction Branch
News Release (VNR)
The UNEP DTIE OzonAction Programme, in cooperation with UNEP's
Division of Communication and Public Information, has produced
a short news video about the interlinkages between ozone layer
protection and climate change in the context of the HCFC phase
out and growing interest in HFCs. It features high-level officials
from UNEP including UNEP's Executive Director and Under-Secretary
General Achim Steiner, scientists and NGOs.
here to view Raj Shende's letter to NOUs about the VNR
here to view the Country list VNR distribution
here to view the VNR Information Sheet
here to view the low version of the VNR. To download video,
right click on mouse and save as target.
How countries celebrated International Ozone Day in 2008
Get ideas on how other countries round the world celebrated
international ozone day last year.
2008 Ozone day
for National Ozone Units to Celebrate International Ozone Day
by engaging the Private Sector
International day for the preservation of Ozone Layer (IOD)is
celebrated every year on 16th September to applaud the efforts
so far by the stake holders in implementing the most successful
global environmental accord I e the Montreal Protocol. At the
same time it is also an occasion to vision the challenge that
lie ahead in the remaining implementation.The industry and business
have lion's share in this success so far .Without the ozone
friendly technologies that they invented ,the world would not
have been able to phase out 98% of ODS to date.
here for further details
Ozone Wish - Public Service Announcements The UNEP CAP
team, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has developed
"My Ozone Wish" campaign to produce four 30-45 second
powerful Public Seervice Announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness
about the state of the ozone layer and the remaining challenges
of the Montreal Protocol, specifically the 2010 commitments.
ThePSAs display a variety of well-known individuals from different
countries in Asia and the Pacific who represent an assortment
of perspectives on the ozone-related issues.
material: You may also like to browse through the UNEP
DTIE multimedia resource collection for other interesting audio/visual
material related to ozone layer protection i.e. TV and radio
spots, ozzy ozone video in various languages, the Caribbean
ozone song etc. All these are available for download.
At the 20th anniversary meeting of the Montreal Protocol on
Substances that Deplete the Ozone layer agreement was reached
to adjust the
Montreal Protocol's HCFC phase out schedule to accelerate
the phase-out of production and consumption of HCFCS. This
decision will result in a significant reduction in ozone depletion
and well as in global warming.
The HCFC Help Centre offers information about the management
and phase out of HCFCs.
Poster The HCFC poster is available in two versions;
one with the English text with a space to add your national
logo and the other without text for translation into your
language. The size of the posters are also available in high
resolution, large print and medium resolution, medium-size
poster with text - large
poster without text - large|
Green Customs Guide provides information and guidance
to Customs and other border control officers to assist in
their efforts to monitor and facilitate the legal trade and
to detect and prevent the illegal trade in environmentally
sensitive commodities such as ozone depleting substances,
toxic chemicals, hazardous waste, endangered species and living
and Ozzy Ozone There is a whole web-page dedicated
to Ozzy Ozone products: booklets, TV and radio spots, Ozzy
Ozone video and translations of it in a number of languages,
snakes and ladder game, etc. all available and downloadable
for your use.
Paintings: We cannot omit to ask you to use the children's
paintings which are dear to us and hav e been extensively used
successful for awareness purposes. These paintings can inspire
children from different schools to paint and draw how they persieve
the ozone hole today.
We have a large collection of quotes/statements made by key
people in the Montreal Protocol community that you may find
useful for including in speeches, handouts, publications, articles
ozone layer protection has so far represented a strong driving
Protocol Who's Who
A web portal intended to honor the visionaries, innovators and
implementers who are making the Montreal Protocol a global environmental
the deal! The campaign is designed to mobilize political
leaders, the business sector and civil society including
NGOs, community environment groups, youth and faith organizations
on a global scale to apply pressure for action to combat