Press Release

Symposium on Global Environment and Fluorocarbons to be held on October 5th in Tokyo

July 19, 2007

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In addition, the Law on Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons, which was amended last June, will be enforced beginning on October 1st. In view of these events, the Ministry of the Environment will hold a symposium on Global Environment and Fluorocarbons on October 5th in Tokyo.
This symposium consists of lectures and a panel discussion. Lectures will be given by Dr. Rowland, a professor of the University of California, the United States of America, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his analysis of the mechanism of ozone depletion by fluorocarbons, and Mr. Mohri, the president of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, who is also a famous astronaut. The lectures will be followed by a panel discussion in which experts on the global environment and fluorocarbons will participate.

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