Islamabad, September 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): On the occasion of the 20th International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Embassy of France and United Nations Information Center were invited by Pakistan Television (PTV World) “Morning in the World” show to talk about the Montreal Protocol and the next steps needed to be taken in light of the global challenges posed by climate change and the plans for raising awareness in Pakistan in the run up to the Paris climate conference in December.
The speakers welcomed the concrete results of the Montreal Protocol, which should make it possible to achieve the goal of rebuilding the ozone layer by 2050. 98% of the substances identified by the protocol have been eliminated since it entered into effect.
They stressed that twenty-eight years to the day after the signing of the protocol, these results reflect the effectiveness of multilateral mobilization within the framework of the United Nations, when it is based on sound scientific knowledge and adequate means of implementation.
This success provided an incentive to increase our common efforts as we prepare for the Paris Climate Conference. The Embassy of France announced the tenure of an important Forum on Climate Change in Pakistan in the run up to the COP21 Conference, which will take place in the Alhamra premices, in Lahore on 13-14 October 2015.
For more information, contact:
Aqeel Hussain SYED
French Embassy in Pakistan
French Embassy – Diplomatic Enclave G5 – GPO
Box 1068 Islamabad
Telephone: 00 92 51 201 14 14
Fax: 201 14 80 / 201 14 00