Cambodian Delegation Attends International Conference on Ozone Layer Protection in Canada

A Cambodian delegation attended the joint 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, in Montreal, Canada from Nov 20-24, 2017.

According to the ministry's news release, the delegation was headed by H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Under-Secretary of State for Environment.

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was adopted in 1985 and entered into force on Sept. 22, 1988. In 2009, the Vienna Convention became the first Convention of any kind to achieve universal ratification. The objectives of the Convention were for Parties to promote cooperation by means of systematic observations, research and information exchange on the effects of human activities on the ozone layer and to adopt legislative or administrative measures against activities likely to have adverse effects on the ozone layer.

On the other hand, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the earth's fragile ozone Layer. The original Montreal Protocol was agreed on Sept. 16 1987 and entered into force on Jan. 1, 1989.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press