Customs play major role in ozone protection and climate change mitigation

Custom officers play an “indispensable role” in the global fight against the illegal trade in ozone depleting substances (ODS) according to OzonAction, a branch of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Smuggling of ODS which include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform is a major problem which threatens to continue reading : Customs play major role in ozone protection and climate change mitigation

DENR, Aksyon Klima Pilipinas to hold forum to tackle HFC phase-down

In celebration of September 16 as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Environmental Management Bureau’s Philippine Ozone Desk in partnership with AksyonKlimaPilipinas along with technical experts, representatives from the private sector and other concerned government agencies are set to discuss the proposed continue reading : DENR, Aksyon Klima Pilipinas to hold forum to tackle HFC phase-down

DENR leads observance of Ozone Protection Month this September

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is leading the nation in observing the Ozone Protection Month this September, which also marks the 31st year since the world agreed for the first time to slash the production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The agency has lined up several activities continue reading : DENR leads observance of Ozone Protection Month this September