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Minister Ranawaka elected President of Vienna Convention

(November 21, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been elected the President of the Conference of Parties to Vienna Convention at it’s 8th Convention held in Doha, Qatar.

The Vice Presidency of the conference went to Canada.

Doha was the venue of twin meetings of world Environment Ministers the - twentieth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention held from November 16-20.

Environment Minister of Hungary Robert Toth was elected the President of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol.

The 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is aimed mobilizing nations to take appropriate measures to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects of air pollution.

The parties to the protocol are expected to co-operate by means of systematic observations, research and information exchange to better understand and assess the effects on human health and the environment from modification of the ozone layer.

They are also expected to adopt appropriate legislative or administrative measures and co-operate in harmonizing appropriate policies to control, limit, reduce or prevent human activities under their jurisdiction to minimize adverse effects resulting from modification of the ozone layer.
- Sri Lanka Guardian

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