Network Meeting for South Asia
The Network Meeting of South Asia Ozone
Officers which was held in Sri Lanka at Grand Oriental Hotel from 27th
May to 30th May was concluded successfully. This event was supported by
the Multi Lateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol
and organized as joint collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme
Regional office in Bangkok. Representatives from 15 South Asian Countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Islamic Republic of Iran,
Democratic Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka were participated for this event. Further, representatives
from Japan, Australia and United States of America as Observers and United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development
Organizations (UNIDO), Multilateral Fund Secretariat (MLF) and World Bank
were participated as resource persons.
"Rebuilt the ozone layer to it's full stregnth.."
To fulfill the commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone
Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka. To integrate Ozone Layer protection
in to the countries planning process, with minimum inconvenience to industry
the general public taking into consideration of Global environment, Legal
requirement & economic aspects of the country. Instigate activities
to maintain and strengthen the institutional framework in protection of
the Ozone Layer in Sri Lanka.
Implemetation of the Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka to protect the Ozoe
Project at a Glance..
National Ozone Unit (NOU) was established under the Ministry
of Environment in Sri Lanka, which is the national focal point
for the Montreal Protocol (MP) in 1994, with the approval of the
Institutional Strengthening (IS). The projects of the NOU operate
directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka
who is the National Project Director and the ....
Director, NOU who is the Coordinator of Montreal
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect
the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
in Sri Lanka, coordinating international and national activities
related to phasing out Ozone Depleting substances with the targets
given by the Montreal Protocol. The Director is from Lanka Administrative
Services (SLAS) and appointed by the Sri Lankan Governmet.
The Ministry has provided a space for the office
and eligible officers who can handle the activities in the unit.
The NOU has grown with time by obtaining fund through other projects
and recruiting qualified people to assist the different projects
under the guidance of Secretary of the Ministry of Environment
and the Director, NOU with support of the UNDP. At present the
Unit has projects funded by Multi Lateral Fund (MLF) through implementing
agencies such as UNDP & UNEP.....