According to President Lenin Moreno, the government’s management model is consistent with compliance with the Montreal Protocol and its amendments.
Ecuador’ssustainable development model is based on the rights established in the 2008Constitution and it is consolidated with a full democracy, with freedom ofexpression, dialogue and fight against corruption.
This was ratified on Thursday, November 8, by President Lenin Moreno during his speech at the XXX Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, an event that takes place in Quito since Monday and will end today, Friday, November 9.
The representatives of the 197 signatory countries analyze the measures implemented by each country in the protection of the ozone layer.
Moreno stressed that the care of the environment is on its own due to the rights to nature and human beings established in the 2008 Constitution.
That is why the country reaffirmed the Paris Agreement and presented the Amazon Initiative that seeks, among other things, protect indigenous peoples.
Within this model of development, care is also promoted for the most vulnerable people and the programs “Greening the country” and “Water for all”, for example.
With the Montreal Protocol, Ecuador controlled the production and consumption of substances that deplete the ozone layer.
The President urged to work on technological reconversion, in favor of the search for alternatives to the care of the ozone layer and against global warming.
The Executive Secretary of Ozone, Tina Birmpili, expressed her concern after receiving the report of the scientists who are part of the Montreal Protocol on the situation of the environment. They showed that there is an increase in the amount of toxic gases and substances that directly affect the layer.
She recommended to the participants that countries shouldn’t be complacent if they want the protocol to remain successful. She took advantage of the appointment to congratulate the president for his struggle in favor of life. “You have been a passionate advocate throughout your life in favor of people with disabilities,” she said, noting that the country has contributed significantly since it is part of the protocol, in 1990.
The meeting addresses issues mainly related to the Kigali amendment, which is part of the protocol. The regulation will enter into force on January 1, 2019. With the amendment, subscribers seek to reduce the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) -gases used in air conditioners and refrigerant systems- in more than 80% in the next 30 years.
The country is one of the 56 states that signed the amendment, which will allow it, since 2019, access to non-reimbursable funds to reduce HFCs. According to the Foreign Ministry, Ecuador has several objectives, including the technological reconversion of the industrial sector, which uses substances that expand the layer in its production processes.
The use is mainly in domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration appliances, rigid and flexible foams, aerosols, air conditioning and others.
The event presented figures from the French Research Institute for Development that point out the consequences of the human hand. It was pointed out that plastic waste kills 1.5 million marine animals each year.
30percent of the national territory (vegetation) is protected. That adds up tothe 110 thousand hectares protected.
Childrenunder 5 years of age
TheWorld Health Organization reported that 1.7 million children under the age of 5die every year due to environmental effects. These data worried Lenín Moreno.(I)