Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to address the annual World Ozone Day event

15 September 2020

 

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Makhotso Sotyu, will virtually address the annual celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (also known as World Ozone Day) on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

World Ozone Day was declared in 1994, by the United Nations following the signing of the Montreal Protocol which aims to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control the total global production and consumption of ozone depleting substances.

This year’s celebration is themed: “Ozone for Life”, acknowledging 35 years of ozone layer protection, preserving of the environment and human health. The theme reminds us that not only is ozone crucial for life on earth, but that we must continue to protect the ozone layer for future generations.        

The celebration brings together the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry; importers and exporters of refrigerants; learning institutions and the government to reflect on measures taken to phase-out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) such as Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) in South Africa and encourage use of environmentally friendly alternatives.

Members of the media are invited to attend the virtual conference as per the details below:

Date:   16 September 2020
Time: 10:00
Link:    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

 

To RSVP contact:
Lebohang Mokhele
Email: LMokhele@environment.gov.za 

Or

Ernest Mulibana
Email: Emulibana@enironment.gov.za 
Cell: 082 263 7372

For media enquiries contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871