India's Action to Protect the Ozone Layer

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India adopted the Montreal Protocol in 1987  and became party to the Vienna Convention for protection of ozone layer in 1991. satellite instruments monitor the ozone layer and the data is used  to create images that depict the amount of ozone.

Abstract: The global community adopted the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer and to phase out ozone depleting substances. India became party to both and complied with all control measures as per the 1993 Country Programme. India, as a follow up to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, launched the India Cooling Plan to enhance energy efficiency while addressing cooling demand.

The author is Former Director, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. The article should be cited as Satapathy S., 2019. India’s Action to Project the Ozone Layer, Geography and You, 19(23): 10-18