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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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Pacific Islands Cooperate on Energy-Efficient Cooling under Kigali Amendment

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2 October 2018.— Forty-seven officials from 14 Pacific Island Country governments gathered in Bangkok 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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Helping National Ozone Officers in the Pacific Islands Successfully Navigate through the Montreal Protocol

BANGKOK, 25 September 2018 – A key factor contributing to the remarkable success of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to date is its country-driven nature.

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2018 World Ozone Day

2018 Ozone Day theme: Keep Cool and Carry on: Montreal Protocol

The Secretary General's Ozone Day message

This has been a year of record-breaking heat around the world. It is also a pivotal time for climate action.

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The Path from Kigali: HFC Phase-Down Timelilne

This NEW user-friendly poster produced by OzonAction will help to keep you on track of key HFC phase-down dates.

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UN Environment and UNIDO Help Countries with High Ambient Temperatures Assess Risk of Flammable Refrigerants

CAIRO, EGYPT, 10 August 2018 – UN Environment’s OzonAction, in cooperation with UNIDO, is currently leading the way to build the first Risk Assessment Model for Flammable Refrigerants.

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Changing the Mindset of Refrigeration Servicing Sector

PARIS, FRANCE, 17 July 2018 — The Second International Stakeholders Workshop on the Refrigeration Servicing Sector (RSS), was held in Paris, France from 17 to18 July 2018. The workshop, organised by UN Environment’s OzonAction, has brought together international refrigeration and air-conditioning associations and experts, delegates from the Multilateral Fund, Bilateral and Implementing Agencies, , including officials from UN Environment’s OzonAction regional offices.  

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