A panel discussion «Protection of the Ozone Layer» took place at the American University of Armenia, bringing together over 70 young people from various universities on September 16, marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the European Youth Parliament-Armenia NGO, and the Hagopian Environmental Center of the American University of Armenia (AUA).
The opening ceremony started with the opening speeches of the RA Deputy Minister of Environment Anna Mazmanyan, UNIDՕ Country Representative Anahit Simonyan, Director of the Hagopian Environmental Center Alen Amirkhanian, EYP President Levon Tadevjosyan, underlying the key importance of the role of young people as driving force of any society.
The panel discussion involved RA Deputy Minister of Environment Anna Mazmanyan, National Ozone Focal Point Liana Ghahramanyan, Director of the Hagopian Environmental Center Alen Amirkhanian, Silva Adamyan, President of the Ecological Public Union NGO, Aghavni Harutyunyan and Garabet Kazanjian, experts of the Hakobyan Environmental Center.
The topics of the interactive panel discussion covered ozone layer protection and climate change, studies and observations of the ozone layer in Armenia, intersection points of ozone layer and «renewable»/green energy, ozone layer protection problem, modern technological solutions in the HVAC&R sector and the need to raise awareness of environmental issues among young people.
«GRINCO» LLC provided green (literally) and delicious proofս - apples preserved in environmentally safe conditions in the cold storage facility meeting the European standards, to treat the participants after the meeting.
The event was also marked by taking instant photos with the thematic poster in the background using the hashtags #saveozne, #օզոնկյանքիհամար (#ozoneforlife).
The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2021 marked the establishment of a new and efficient cooperation to be strengthened further in future.