Khartoum – Sudanese Supreme Environment and Natural Resources Council Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Al-Toum Al-Shami affirmed Sudan concern on the protection of
Ozone Layer through the implementation of Montreal Protocol, adding that they are following the international efforts exerted in this regard which testified that Sudan is on the right track.
He said that the implementation of the said Protocol requires great efforts and political will to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, pointing out that some countries is still in need to support to make the Protocol a success.
He revealed Sudan participation in the 28th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is scheduled to consider, inter alia, negotiations on a hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) amendment, nominations for critical-use and essential-use exemptions, and other draft decisions forwarded from the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG). The meeting will be preceded by the resumed OEWG-38 session, which will take place on 8 October - 14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.
For his part, Lt. Gen. (Police) Dr. Abdul Hamid Hamad said that Sudan has scored top ranks in Africa in terms of harmful wastes disposal.
International Climate Change Body Chief, Dr. Ismail Al-Gizouli said that Sudan is considered one of the best 10 countries in terms of implementing Montreal Protocol.
Coordinator of Ozone Project Office in Sudan, Najat Mahmoud said the preserving the Ozone layer is one of the motives towards sustainable development.