Lagos to phase out ozone-depleting substances



The Lagos State government has said it will phase out ozone-depleting substances in order to heal the ozone layer and improve energy efficiency in the cooling sector.

The Permanent Secretary of the Office of Environmental Services, Ms. Belinda Odeneye, said this during the webinar session on “Montreal Protocol: Keeping us cool, our food and our vaccines” hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. the environment of Lagos State.

She said the government would intensify its efforts through a massive awareness campaign and monitoring the activities of technicians and related associations in the cooling sectors to ensure the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances.

Odeneye said: “The Montreal Protocol started out as a global agreement to protect the ozone layer, a job it did well, making it one of the most successful environmental agreements to date.

“A united global effort to phase out ozone-depleting substances means that today the ozone hole is closing and in turn protecting human health, economies and ecosystems.

“As this year’s World Ozone Day seeks to highlight, the Montreal Protocol does much more, such as slowing climate change and helping to increase energy efficiency in the cooling sector, which contributes to safety. food.

General Manager Dr Dolapo Fasawe in her remarks listed the benefits of the cooling sector to include health and wellness in the built environment, labor productivity of 15%, reduction of food loss and waste, among others.

She revealed that the agency will work with relevant stakeholders to launch aggressive awareness campaigns in various refrigeration and air conditioning markets within the state to educate on the need to permanently protect the diaper. ‘ozone.

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