India can enhance its rice yields by 2.5 percent and wheat by 3.3 percent if emissions leading to generation of ground-level ozone could be mitigated, say scientists who have developed an ozone ris

India made a formal proposal to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down the super greenhouse gas, HFCs, used primarily as refrigerants and to make insulating foams.

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), an ozone-depleting substance (ODS) used as coolants in refrigeration

The Obama administration should reject the false dichotomy between environmental protection and the economy. (Editorial)

The environment ministry has targeted to phase out Ozone depleting HCFC by 2030, according to the Hydro Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan.

The plan will be implemented in 2013 in harmony with the Montreal Protocol in which Sri Lanka is a member country.

In the early 1970s, scientists warned that anthropogenic chemicals containing chlorine (Cl) would lead to destruction of stratospheric ozone (O3), the protective veil that reduces the amount of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that reach the Earth

Focuses on the issue of phasing down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use. It also provides a summary of the UN DPI non-governmental organization briefing on the ozone layer and climate change held on 18 June 2009, including presentations as well as the question and answer session held with ozone experts.

India has been successful in phasing out ozone depleting substances (ODS) like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 17 months ahead of the targeted date, said Union Minister for Environment & Forests, Jairam Ramesh, while addressing a conference to observe International Ozone Day here today.

Pune In a bid to bring down the emission levels of Hydrochloroflurocatrbons (HCFC) in the city, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has shown its intent to initiate a meeting with the CEOs of the industries in Pune in March 2010. It will probably be the first time that an international agency like UNEP will be consulting the industry in the city on protection of environment.

IN AN attempt to rid itself of the obstructionist tag, India has indicated its willingness to voluntarily take on unilateral mitigation measures with broadly indicative targets as part of its response to climate change. The government is considering a law on the lines of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, which would have broad indicative targets, but not mandatory targets.