Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, December 6, 2021

Major Activity

IIT(ISM) ENVIS Centre participated in the 27th World Ozone Day observed by Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC, Govt. of India


Date | 16th September 2021:


IIT(ISM) ENVIS Centre Team along with Prof. Anshumali, Head, Dept. of ESE and Coordinator, IIT(ISM) ENVIS Centre, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad attended the online event on observance of 27th World Ozone Day 2021 by Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC, Govt. of India, New Delhi.



On 16th September 2021, Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change observed the 27th World Ozone Day. The event was chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey.


The theme of World Ozone Day 2021 is Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.


Hon’ble MoS Shri Chowbey said, one of the reasons to India’s success in phasing out of the Ozone Depleting Substances is the involvement of key stakeholders both at the planning as well as implementation levels. He said, Industries, research institutions, line Ministries, consumers etc. have been contributing significantly to the Ozone Depleting Substances phase out programme of the Montreal Protocol in India.


Referring to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which was recently ratified by the Government of India, the Minister said, issues relating to minimizing industrial obsolescence and adverse economic impacts should appropriately be addressed while developing a Hydrofluorocarbon phase down strategy for implementing it.


Hon’ble MoS Shri Choubey released the Action Plan for implementing recommendations of the India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) for the thematic Area Space Cooling in Buildings. The Action Plan has been developed after mapping of the recommendations given in the ICAP and after detailed discussions with various stakeholders including line departments and Ministries.


The Minister also released a Study Report on Cold Chain sector in India for Promoting non-ozone depleting substances and Low- global warming potential Refrigerants and another Study Report on Public Procurement Policies for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Equipment using non-Ozone Depleting Substances based refrigerants.


He also released the Winning Entries of Poster and Slogan Competitions held on the occasion across various schools in India. More than 3900 Students participated in the competition.


Various representatives of Industries, Industrial Organisations, various stakeholders and over 3000 School Children participated in the event held virtually.


Among the dignitaries present in the online event were:







Hon’ble Minister of State – Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Secretary EF&CC – Shri Rameshwar Prasad Gupta

Additional Secretary EF&CC – Shri Ravi Agrawal

Joint Secretary EF&CC – Shri Jigmet Takpa

Ms. Shoko Noda,
Resident Representative of Undp In India

Shri Atul Bagai,
Head of Unep In India









Glimpses of the Virtual Event held on the occasion of 27th World Ozone Day
Organized by: Ozone Cell, MOEF&CC, Govt. of India




Dignitaries at Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC during inaugural session of the Online Event

Address by Chief Guest, Hon’ble MoS for EF&CC, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey


Ms Shoko Nada, Resident Representative of UNDP in India addressing the Online Event

Shri Atul Bagai, Head of UNEP in India, addressing the Online Event


Declaration winners of Poster and Slogan Competitions held on the occasion across various schools in India by the Hon’ble MoS for EF&CC Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Release of various Publications related to Preservation of Ozone Layer and Montreal Protocol


Participants during the Online Event

A short video on : Success story on HCFC phase out in foam manufacturing sector