UNIDO: Turkey awarded again with the Medal of Honor for the protection of the Ozone LayerN 2019

unido-ozone layer protection reward

As one of the successful countries in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete Ozone Layer and controlling the trade of these substances on a global scale,Turkey has been awarded with the Medal of Honor in the Ozone Network in Europe and Central Asia Meeting which was held in Kiev, Ukraine on 24 September 2019 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

The Montreal Protocol, which is the starting point of the efforts for solving global environmental problems under the umbrella of the United Nations and which was ratified by 197 countries party, is considered as the most successful international environmental agreement reached to date.

The national and international activities related to the “Montreal Protocol’’ which Turkey ratified in 1991, is carried out under the coordination of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases under the Kyoto Protocol were included in the Montreal Protocol with the Kigali Amendment, the latest amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Although the fluorinated greenhouse gases are not the ozone depleting substances, they cause significant climate change due to their high global warming potential.

In this process, Turkey, as a partner with the other countries in their efforts to protect the ozone layer, continues to do its mission to contribute with the all related sectors. The proposal for the ratification of the Kigali Amendment was submitted to the Parliament by the Presidency and it was approved by Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament.

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization continues its efforts to phase out of the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and phase down of the fluorinated greenhouse gases.