As we mark the UN’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, we can’t afford to be complacent – the ‘hole’ discovered in the ozone layer above the Antarctic during the 1980s is still there and challenges, both old and new, continue to threaten the recovery of our planet’s invisible shield against ultraviolet rays.
Today is World Ozone Day and, like many of our colleagues around the world, we are taking this opportunity to celebrate the success of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and its protocol, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
To celebrate World Ozone Day, our Climate Campaigner, Sophie Geoghegan, discusses the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer by phasing out ozone-depleting substances (ODS) as well as remaining challenges including shifting to climate-friendly cooling and phasing down production of HFC
When EIA was created in 1984, its founders had a clear vision to create a nimble organisation which could pioneer a new, powerful campaigning approach based on field investigations to obtain documented evidence of crimes against nature, which could be used for positive change
While the date might not have been pinned to your fridge door, it’s probably affected the way the fridge operates. In fact, the discovery of the ozone hole in 1984 and the subsequent introduction of ozone-friendly alternatives in the years that followed did more than just alter the way we cooled our food and our homes