SUBJECT :Climate Change 
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the challenge of climate change can be overcome with technology and research.

"If human intervention has caused climate change, with human intent and intellect and with new research and technology, we will win this war against climate change," Javadekar said.

He was addressing a gathering of students from various schools in and around Delhi on the occasion 21st International Day for the Preservation of Ozone.

Noting that this win against the challenge of climate change will give people a better life, the Minister said that the ozone layer is the protective blanket provided by nature.

The theme of this year's celebration is "30 Years of Healing the Ozone Together". While the Minister administered a pledge to the gathering, a booklet titled "Montreal Protocol: India's Success Story" was also released on the occasion.

A number of competitions were organised for school children as part of the celebration of 30th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the 21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer.

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone layer was signed on March 22, 1985 while the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer was signed on September 16, 1987. India became party to the Vienna Convention on March 18, 1991 and the Montreal Protocol on June 19, 1992.

The Montreal Protocol has been recognised as the most successful international environment treaty in history where all countries in the world have ratified this landmark agreement and brought together the global community to protect the ozone layer.

The Montreal protocol had an extraordinary international cooperation and has led to a complete phase-out of production and consumption of several Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs).

India have been sharing the global concern for protecting the Ozone layer and phasing out of the ODSs.

Source: 16 September, 2015, The Economics Times