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Europe & Central Asia Meeting of Montreal Protocol - Refrigerants Literacy and Real Alternatives Online Courses

VALENCIA, 20 June 2018 – Refrigerant Literacy and Real Alternatives online courses to strengthen the knowledge of ozone officers and managers of refrigeration associations from Europe and Central Asian countries

Participants of the annual meeting of the Regional Ozone Network for Europe and Central Asia (ECA network) in Valencia, which took place in parallel to the 13th Gustaf Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, were invited to complete at least one of the online courses on refrigerant management and technology options.

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Caribbean Ozone Officers Network meet on Montreal Protocol Implementation

KINGSTOWN, 1 June 2018 — UN Environment’s OzonAction in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development   and Information Technology of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, hosted the Thematic Network Meeting of National Ozone Officers of the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti from 30th May to 1st June 2018, in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Europe & Central Asia Meeting of Montreal Protocol and Refrigeration & Air-conditioning (RAC) Experts

Valencia, Spain, 18 June 2018 – Acquainting Ozone Officers and managers of refrigeration associations from Europe and Central Asia with ozone-layer and climate friendly technologies using natural refrigerants

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Newly Developed Training Programme for National Ozone Officers in Caribbean Region

KINGSTOWN, 30 May 2018—  The UN Environment’s OzonAction Branch in cooperation with the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has organized the newly developed training programme for National Ozone Officers in the Caribbean region (Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 28-29 May 2018).

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The Secret behind Mali’s Early Kigali Ratification

An interview of Mali’s National Ozone Officer, Modibo Sacko by Anne-Maria Fenner,  UN Environment, OzonAction

It all dates back to the history of Mali, a desert and land-locked country where climate change plays a huge role. 

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Bangladesh and UN Environment Host Dialogue between Neighbours to Enhance Trade Coordination on Ozone-Damaging Chemicals

DHAKA, 11 May 2018The ‘Border Dialogue for HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) Trade Coordination and Cooperation’ took place from 9-10 May 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This thematic meeting was hosted by the Government of Bangladesh and organized in collaboration with UN Environment’s OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) to support countries in implementing their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.  The Border Dialogue was opened by Mr. Anisul Islam Mahmud, Minister for Environment and Forests and Mr.

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Ozone Officers from South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia Discuss Key Montreal Protocol Issues in Beijing

BEIJING, 8 April – Forty-eight National Ozone Officers (NOOs) from South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia attended the Joint Network Meeting in Beijing on 8th April 2018.

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New videos available on the OzonAction RAC Videos application

A series of new videos has just been released on the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technician Video Series application, with a focus on working with flammable refrigerants

50,000 downloads and counting…

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South Asia, South East Asia and West Asia Ozone Officers participate in Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow & Industry Roundtable at the 2018 China Refrigeration Expo

BEIJING, 13 April – The 7th edition of the Ozone2Climate (O2C) Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable was organized as part of the China Refrigeration Expo (CRH) 2018 – one of the leading heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) expositions in Beijing, China from 9-10 April 2018. The CRH 2018 was visited by approximately 60,000 professionals from over 100 countries.

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Montreal Protocol and Energy Officials Find Their “Twins” to Promote Air Conditioning Solutions for Climate Protection

BEIJING, 17 April 2018 — The first of a series of unique regional workshops to promote energy-efficient cooling concluded last Thursday in the Chinese capital. The “Twinning Workshop on Energy-Efficient and Climate-Friendly Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” aimed to strengthen cooperation between two traditionally separate communities – those responsible for managing compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and those who craft national energy policies.

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