Saudi Arabia joins the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer today with several other countries around the globe. On Sept. 16, 1987, more than 190 countries signed the Montreal Protocol. This done to keep track on the global level on ozone depletion. The ozone layer is a thin part of the Earth’s atmosphere. The depletion of this can have a major negative impact because this helps in absorbing most of the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. UV radiation can cause a lot of harm and depletion ultimately results in this.
NCEC spokesman, Abdullah Al-Mutairi release a statement. He stated that, “The National Strategy for the Environment represents an important pillar that distinguishes the Kingdom from others, as it takes into account Saudi Arabia’s leading value regionally and internationally and its remarkable leadership in the environmental aspect in general, and those aspects related to the preservation of the ozone layer in particular.”. The seriousness of the issue realized by people around the globe.
Several efforts by international partners also highlighted in the meet. They are exchanging their knowledge and expertise and are working together as a whole. Studies also conducted with private sector organizations to provide environmentally friendly technologies. The need for the sustainability of the ozone layer the need of the hour. They are keeping track on the import and export of substances harmful to the ozone layer. Reducing the ozone degradation and pollution also taken into concern. Training programs are being organized for the technicians and practitioners to create an awareness about the current scenario.