September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
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In 1994, the UN General Assembly, by its resolution (A / RES / 49/114), proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The date is set to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol (1987) on ozone-depleting substances, and has been celebrated since 1995.

The motto of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was the words: “Save the sky: protect yourself - protect the ozone layer”.

On September 16, 1987, 36 countries, including Russia, signed a document according to which the participating countries should limit and completely stop the production of ozone-depleting substances.

The ozone layer, this thin gas shield, protects the Earth from the destructive effects of a certain amount of solar radiation, thereby contributing to the preservation of life on the planet.

In the 80s of the 20th century, scientists made a discovery: in the region of Antarctica, the total ozone content decreased by 2 times. It was then that the name “ozone hole” appeared.

Therefore, phasing out the regulated use of ozone-depleting substances and the resulting reductions in such use not only contribute to the protection of the ozone layer in the interest of present and future generations, but also make a major contribution to efforts to address climate change. Thus, thanks to the Montreal Protocol, human health and ecosystems are protected as a result of reducing the impact of harmful ultraviolet radiation on the Earth.

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