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Refrigerant Management Tools for Developing Countries - UN Environment Programme OzonAction/ASHRAE Side Event

QUITO, ECUADOR, 5 November 2018At the 30th Meeting of Parties of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, UN Environment Programme OzonAction and ASHRAE held a side event on Refrigerant Management Tools for countries operating under Article 5 of the Protocol. These tools were developed under a long-standing partnership between the OzonAction and ASHRAE.

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Two NEW Smartphone applications

OzonAction is pleased to launch two NEW smartphone applications.
 

1.  GOOD SERVICING FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS QUICK GUIDE

An interactive Quick Guide on Good Practices for Flammable Refrigerants

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Caribbean Countries Consider Innovative Approaches for Energy-Efficient Cooling under Kigali Amendment

QUITO, ECUADOR, 31 October 2018.—Thirty-one experts including officials from 9 Caribbean governments gathered in this Andean capital to identify opportunities and forge cooperation for promoting energy efficient cooling equipment in their countries and region. The catalyst for the gathering was the recent agreement of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances the Deplete the Ozone Layer.

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OzonAction Scoop 3

OzonAction Scoop is a tri-annual newsletter by UN Environment OzonAction under the Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

 

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National Ozone and Customs Officers in SADC region hold twinning workshop and Border Dialogues

JOHANNESBURG, 26 October 2018 - National Ozone and Customs Officers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region (Africa Anglophone Network) gathered at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24-26 October 2018, for a three-day Twinning Workshop and Border Dialogues. The workshop was organised by UN Environment OzonAction in collaboration with the Government of South Africa.

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South Asia and South East Asia Ozone and Customs Officers strengthen import-export control s of Ozone Depleting Substances and for future controls under Kigali Amendment

BANGKOK, 19 October 2018 – Twenty-six Ozone and Customs Officers from nine countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia Networks attended a Twinning Workshop and back to back Parallel Border Dialogues, which was organised by UN Environment OzonAction from 17-19 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.  

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Europe and Central Asia Countries Explore Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Cooling under Kigali Amendment

ANTALYA, TURKEY, 10 October 2018.—Forty-seven experts including officials from 13 governments in Europe and Central Asia gathered in this Mediterranean city to identify opportunities and forge cooperation for promoting energy efficient cooling equipment in their countries and region. The catalyst for the gathering was the recent agreement of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances the Deplete the Ozone Layer.

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Europe & Central Asia (ECA) Meeting of Ozone Officers in Antalya, Turkey, 11-12 October 2018

European and Central Asian countries, the Ozone Secretariat and implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol met in Antalya to share information and lessons learned from their efforts to reduce the use of ozone-depleting and global warming chemicals.

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Pacific Islands Ozone Officers Consider Next Steps for HCFC Phase-out and Initial Kigali Amendment Obligations

BANGKOK, 29 September 2018 - The first Thematic Meeting on the Implementation of the Initial Obligations for Countries that have Ratified the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment was held on 27 September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand as part of the Pacific Islands Countries’ National Ozone Officers Network and Thematic Meeting held from 27-29 September.

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South Asia and South East Asia newly trained Ozone Officers set to Implement Montreal Protocol

BANGKOK, 29 September 2018 — Following a successful training of new National Ozone Officers from the Pacific Island Countries, UN Environment OzonAction organized a similar training for Ozone Officers from South Asia and South East Asia. The two-day training, also conducted in Bangkok, Thailand was held from 28-29 September 2018.

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