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Government committed to succeeding in overall environmental protection

| Updated: September 17, 2020 09:54:57


Government committed to succeeding in overall environmental protection

The government is committed to succeeding in overall environmental protection activities, including tackling the adverse effects of climate change and conserving biodiversity.

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said at a seminar to celebrate World Ozone Day 2020, held at the Department of Environment at Agargaon on Wednesday, according to a press release, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The minister said that they have taken necessary measures to protect the ozone layer. 

Secretary of the environment Ziaul Hassan ndc presided over the seminar while deputy minister of the ministry Habibun Nahar, resident representative of UNDP, Sudipta Mukherjee, among others spoke at the seminar.

The minister said the Vienna Convention adopted on March 22, 1985, and the Montreal Protocol adopted on September 16, 1987, has been successful in its objectives.

Bangladesh is also a partner in this success of the global movement following the signing of these two international protocols in 1990.

According to protocol, the use of CFCs, Halon, Carbon tetrachloride, Methyl Chloroform and Methyl Bromide, one of the leading ozone-level waste products, was prohibited on January 1, 2010, in Bangladesh.

In addition, the use of non-existent CFCs used in the pharmaceutical industry was also completely discontinued in 2012.

It is a pleasure to see that Bangladesh has passed all the steps to implement the Montreal Protocol and is committed to compliance with the protocol.

Today, ozone level is very much protected as a result of the role that all countries have played in the past 35 years to conserve ozone levels and protect the planet from the harmful rays of the sun, the minister said.

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