Afghanistan shows further commitment to major international environmental issues – joins the fight against harmful chemicals


In an effort to show Afghanistan’s commitment to major international environmental issues, senior Afghan officials met with officials from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Thailand today in order to sign an agreement to work together in the fight against the illegal trade in banned chemicals. Scientists say these chemicals harm the ozone layer and contribute to climate change.

In return for Afghanistan’s commitment, the agreement will provide Afghan customs officers with the necessary training they need to identify these chemicals and comply with world’s most successful environmental accord, the 1989 Montreal Protocol. 

The Protocol, to which Afghanistan signed on six years ago, calls for phasing out the use of the ozone-damaging chemicals chlorofluorocarbons and hydro-chlorofluorocarbons.

March 23, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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