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Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Sectors, April 6-8, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by UN Environment, ASHRAE, IIR, and UNIDO, with the kind support of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works, the Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Refrigeration Sectors Conference takes place April 6-8, 2017, in Bangkok. 

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OzonAction and EPEE meet at ASHRAE 2016

UNEP OzonAction and the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) met in the margins of the 2016 Annual Winter ASHRAE Conference in Orlando this week to further strengthen their ongoing cooperation. Specifically, they considered ways EPEE’s experiences in Europe could be more extensively shared with developing countries to help them address challenges in promoting lower-GWP alternatives, and how European associations could help developing countries examine gaps and opportunities for the implementation of regulations and policies to control HFCs.

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Thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) and ODS alternative survey

Serbia, 29 November – 1 December 2016 - The Regional Ozone Network for Europe & Central Asia (ECA network) of UNEP DTIE’s OzonAction Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Serbia and UNDP Belgrade is organizing the thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) and ODS alternative surveys in Belgrade, Serbia, 29 November – 1 December 2016.

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West Asia Foam Manufacturers Assess Impact of Kigali Amendment

Dubai, 21 November 2016 – West Asian polyurethane foam manufacturers met at a United Nations forum to review their preparedness for switching to climate-friendly technologies following the historic October 2016 global agreement to phase down the powerful greenhouse gases that are also used in the industry. 

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Report of seizures and informal prior-informed consent (iPIC) consultations

Turkmenistan, 25 May 2016 - ECA Ozone Protection Award for Customs and Enforcement Officers (4th edition). Award ceremony in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 25 May 2016. 

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Help Asia Pacific switch to ozone and climate friendly refrigerants

Bangkok, 15 Nov 2016 - A UN Environment consultation for Asia-Pacific air-conditioning industry experts held in Ningbo, China has helped strengthen national capacities to switch to climate-friendly alternatives to high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, the use of which has to be reduced under a recent landmark global agreement. 

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Thematic Meeting on Implementation of HPMPs and ODS Alternative Surveys in Chisinau, Moldova, 8-10 November 2016

Chisinau, 10 Nov 2016 - Heads of national refrigeration associations and Montreal Protocol focal points from 11 Central Asian and Caucasus countries enhance ozone layer protection and sustainable management of climate gases: The experts shared highlights, challenges and lessons learnt from the implementation of their respective hydrochlorofluoro carbon (HCFC) phase-out strategies and from the surveys on ozone-friendly alternatives during the thematic meeting in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 8-10 November 2016. 

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Thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMP) and ODS alternative surveys

The Regional Ozone Network for Europe & Central Asia (ECA network) of UNEP DTIE’s OzonAction Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova and UNDP Chisinau is organizing the thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) and ODS alternative surveys in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 8-10 November 2016. The meeting is part of the work programme of UNEP’s Regional Ozone Network for Europe & Central Asia (ECA network) and funded by the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

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UN Environment and partners train and certify Saudi Arabian technicians in Good Practices in Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning

Dammam, 26 October 2016 – As part of its support to countries in West Asia in meeting their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the UN Environment OzonAction CAP, in partnership with the UNIDO, the Saudi National Ozone Unit and Dammam College of Technology, conducted two technician training and certification workshops on Good Practices in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) Servicing from 16 - 26 October 2016 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Kigali, 15 October 2016 - Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal today to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century. The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali today is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at the Paris climate conference last year. 

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