The International Day of the Preservation of Ozone Layer is observed on 16th September every year. It was formalized in the Vienna Convention on 22nd March 1985, which led to the adoption of the Montreal Protocol in September 1987. The objective of this protocol is to cut down the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances, in order to reduce their presence in the atmosphere and thus protect the Earth’s Ozone Layer. The consumption and production of harmful substances that destroy the ozone layer has led to the major climatic changes in the world.
The Ozone Layer protects people and life on earth; thus the successful protection of the ozone layer will help deliver many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Don Bosco Tech Africa through its Global Programme under the Green-TVET pillar is geared towards the protection of the Ozone Layer. A key component in this pillar is the use of solar energy and biogas energy, renewable energies, which are vital in minimizing the use of fossil fuels. The Green TVET pillar also promotes planting of indigenous and fruit trees which sequester carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.