The Department of Environment has initiated projects to work towards the protection of the ozone layer through the Montreal Protocol and introducing low global warming potential gases in the market.

In marking the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day with the theme “Climate Action”, Minister for Environment Hon. Dr. Mahendra Reddy stressed that “the fight for a clean and healthy environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more and more apparent day by day”.

“We all have to play our part – big or small every action counts. We celebrate Earth Day with immense gratitude to all those who have worked so hard to protect our planet and may well join hands and be part of the fight towards climate change.”

Minister Reddy also witnessed the retrofitting of the existing R-22 gas to R-407C on an air conditioning equipment at Nila Resort in Vuda, Lautoka.

This is the first transition for the air-conditioning and tourism sub-sector which is environmentally friendly and does not deplete the ozone layer.

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