Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, marked the International
Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, which falls on 16 September
each year under the theme “Keep Cool and Carry on”.
A ceremony was held in the Ministry of Environment and Climate
Affairs today to celebrate the occasion with the launch of the third
version of the initiative “Ozone Umbrella Protects the Future of Our
Najib bin Ali al-Rowas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of
Environment and Climate Affairs, the chief guest said that the
Sultanate has ratified both the Vienna Convention for the Protection of
the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer and its amendments in London,
Copenhagen, Montreal and Beijing as per Royal Decrees since 1998.
The Sultanate’s ratification to the conventions stems from its belief in
supporting efforts of the international community to address the
challenges of various environmental problems, including the depletion
of the ozone layer and confronting challenges facing environmental,
climatic and ecological systems. The Sultanate, having accepted its
membership in the ozone layer protection agreements, was classified
as a Party of Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol.
Activities of the Sultanate’s celebration of the International Day
for the Protection of the Ozone Layer 2018 include several scientific,
cultural and recreational activities in the Ministry’s General Diwan, as
well as some schools and commercial centers in the Governorate of
Muscat and the rest of the Sultanate’s governorates.
Source: Oman News Agency