Group cautions against further depletion of Nigeria’s ozone layer
With Ozone layer depletion becoming one of the most serious problems faced by the planet earth, a group, Save The Ozone Nigeria has cautioned against embarking on activities that would further deplete the ozone layer.
Executive Director, Ozaveshe Ade Balogun stated this at a event marking the 30 years anniversary of the Montreal Protocol held in Edo State, where he said the body would continue to sensitise and inform the public on the implication of activities they carry out that are depleting the Ozone Layer.
“The focus of the Montreal Protocol now is the phase down of hydroflorocarbon (HFC’s) the alternative refrigerant used to replace the hydrocholoroflourocarbons (HCFC’s).
“The World is fast moving from chemical refrigerants to natural ones such as CO2. Practitioners therefore, cannot afford to stay behind. Presently, all efforts are geared towards the phase down of climate warning hydroflorocarbon (HFCS) to more environmental friendly activities,” he said.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Environment, Reginald Okun, represented by Igho Igbinosa commended the body for the good work .