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Ozone Layer Protection Action Month

August 28, 2009

The Japanese Government has designated September as the month for promoting ozone layer protection action in recognition of the adoption of the "Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer" on September 16th, 1987. During this month, national and local governments will make intensive efforts to increase public awareness towards ozone layer protection and fluorocarbon countermeasures, including the Law Concerning the Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons. Fluorocarbons are substances that destroy the ozone layer, a protective layer which absorbs harmful ultraviolet rays, and thus contribute to advancing global warming. Through the Ozone Layer Protection Action Month, national and local governments will appeal how important it is to prevent the current situation of the ozone layer and global warming by highlighting the daily efforts and countermeasures.


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