Modern methods of ozone layer protection were discussed at a seminar held At the international University of oil and gas of Turkmenistan (IOGU).


The seminar "The impact of the earth's ozone layer on climate formation; possible climatic consequences of changes occurring in the ozonosphere" was organized by the Ministry of agriculture and environmental protection of Turkmenistan, as well as the Ozone center operating under this Ministry. The event was attended by teachers and students of the Department of Industrial Ecology.

The seminar included presentations on ozone depletion, issues related to global warming, the protective role of stratospheric ozone, and how the Montreal Protocol protects human health.


As noted by the seminar participants, 99 per cent of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) have already been withdrawn from circulation in Turkmenistan. To date, the only ODS in Turkmenistan is freon R22, the limited use of which is regulated.

The meeting also highlighted the implementation of our country's obligations under the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer and the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, aimed at decommissioning hydro chlorofluorocarbon with a complete cessation of their consumption by 2040.


In this regard, it was stressed that Turkmenistan complies with all international obligations under the Montreal Protocol. Since the adoption of the Vienna Convention, all regulatory provisions have been incorporated into the law of Turkmenistan "on the protection of the ozone layer".


Most ODS are gases that actively contribute to global warming. Experts note that the reduction of ODS emissions has led to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and, as a consequence, to curb climate change.


The events of this kind are of great interest to students and applicants of the University, increase their literacy in environmental protection, environmental safety, have an impact on the choice of future specialty.