World Ozone Day is celebrated on every year on 16th September spreading knowledge among people about the loss of the ozone layer and finding potential ways to conserve it. People around the world are expected to follow the Montreal Protocol this day to follow the talks and seminars. A variety of widely used chemicals have been shown to cause significant harm to the ozone layer.
History of World Ozone Day
This special day, to commemorate the day back in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol was signed, is held on September 16. As a result, the Canadian city of Montreal is hosting a variety of special activities such as talks and seminars on this day.
World Ozone Day has been observed since 1994, and was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The main objective is to disseminate awareness of the loss of the Ozone Layer and explore ways to conserve it. People around the world are scheduled to gather to join the talks and seminars in Montreal on September 16th.
Importance of ozone layer
Sun-emitted ultraviolet radiation or UV rays have the potential to cause skin cancer and cataract disease. These harmful rays also cause substantial damage not only to humans but to plant and marine life as well. Consequently, the ozone layer serves as a protective barrier against any such harmful sun rays.