OzonAction

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Since 1991, OzonAction has been working to strenghten the capacity of governments, industry and civil society in developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol to protect the Earth's ozone layer.

Since 1991, OzonAction has been working to strenghten the capacity of governments, industry and civil society in developing countries to implement the Montreal Protocol to protect the Earth's ozone layer.
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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.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September 2015

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Ozone Protection School Speech Competition Reaches Thousands in Thailand

Bangkok, 16 October 2015 – More than 415,000 students were involved in an ozone protection oration contest for school children in Thailand. The initiative was organised by the Thai Government between August and October 2015 to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting the atmospheric ozone layer.

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SEAP Ozone Officers Discuss Low-GWP Alternatives in Bangkok

Bangkok, 5-7 October 2015 – National 0zone Officers (NOOS) from 13 countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific attended the Thematic Meeting of the Southeast Asia and the Pacific (SEAP) Network of Ozone Officers organized jointly by UNEP OzonAction Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) in the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and the Department of Industry Works (DIW), Royal Thai Government. The meeting was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, from 5-7 October 2015.

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Balkan countries and Turkey on track with Phase-out of Ozone-Depleting HCFC

Bucharest, Romania, 29 September 2015 -: Montreal Protocol focal points and refrigeration & air-conditioning (RAC) experts shared highlights, challenges and lessons learnt from the implementation of their respective HCFC phase-out strategies

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Seventy-fifth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

A complete record of all decisions made at the 75th meeting can be found in the “Report of the Seventy-fifth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol” (UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/75/85) which is published on the Multilateral Fund’s website. The report is available in Arabic, English, French, and Russian.

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UNEP Executive Director's Ozone Day Message 2015

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Publications

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Informal Prior Informed Consent (iPiC) Supporting Compliance through prevention of illegal and unwanted trade in ozone depleting substances

In 2006, the UNEP DTIE OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP), as part of its work in providing assistance to developing countries to fulfil their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer launched the ‘informal Prior-Informed Consent’ (iPIC) mechanism...

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International Standards in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning An introduction to their role in the context of the HCFC phase-out in developing countries

As a result of the ongoing phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, countries - particularly developing countries are in the process of introducing alternatives to these ozone depleting substances (ODS)...

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Phasing - out Methyl Bromide in Developing Countries A success story and its challenge

Threatened by the depletion of the ozone layer, the global community developed and signed the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer and set-up the Multilateral Fund to support developing countries to meet their commitments under the Montreal Protocol.

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Training Manual For Customs and Enforcement Officers Saving the ozone layer: Phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances in Developing Countries

While the information contained herein is believed to be accurate, it is of necessity presented in a summary and general fashion. The decision to implement one of the options presented in this document requires careful consideration of a wide range of situationspecific parameters, many of which may not be addressed by this document...

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UNEP Guide for National Ozone Officers

A key factor contributing to the remarkable success of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is the ‘country-driven approach’ promoted by the Executive Committee of the Protocol's Multilateral Fund (MLF). This approach places National Ozone Units at the centre of the action to protect the ozone layer...

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OzonAction Publications Catalogue 2014 Supporting Compliance through prevention of illegal and unwanted trade in ozone depleting substances

Information on science, policies, and technologies forms the base of a knowledge society. Since 1991, the information clearinghouse of UNEP DTIE OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme has been helping developing countries to make informed decisions by providing quality reviewed, need based information services on technology support and capacity building...

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OzonAction Special Issue A Healthy Atmosphere: the Future We Want

As stated by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, “Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary responses. A generation ago, the world’s nations came together quickly and resolutely to protect the endangered Ozone Layer, initiating an inter-governmental process that blazed new trails.”

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HCFC Policy & Legislative Options A Guide for Developing Countries

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are ozone depleting substances (ODS) controlled by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning, foam blowing and solvent applications.

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Guidance on the Process for Selecting Alternatives to HCFC in Foams Sourcebook on technology options for safeguarding the ozone layer and the global climate system

At the Meeting of the Parties that fittingly took place in Montreal in October 2007 to celebrate the establishment of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 20 years earlier, the Parties entered into an agreement which has taken the Protocol community into a new phase of activity.

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Alternatives to HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Sector Practical Guidelines and Case Studies for Equipment Retrofits and Replacement

HydRocHloRoFlUoRocARBons (HcFcs) are ozone depleting substances (ODS) controlled by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning, foam blowing and solvent applications.

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OzonAction Communication Strategy For Global Compliance with the Montreal Protocol 2010

This 2010-2020 Communication Strategy will help the OzonAction Programme to take global compliance with the Montreal Protocol (MP) to the next level. The benefits of strong, early action on ozone layer protection outweigh the costs!

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Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 Climate Link Resource kit for journalists

This 2010-2020 Communication Strategy will help the OzonAction Programme to take global compliance with the Montreal Protocol (MP) to the next level. The benefits of strong, early action on ozone layer protection outweigh the costs!

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Ozzy & Zoe go around the World An Implementation Manual for the Ozzy Ozone Campaign

While the Montreal Protocol has been a clear success due to the accelerated phase out objectives for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) already achieved, we believe it can be enhanced. Several actions targeted for governments and civil society stakeholders, including children and youth awareness and educational activities, could improve the effectiveness of the international agreement and its national implementation and provide additional protection for the stratospheric ozone and climate.

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Events

This section provides information on events - workshops, conferences, and meetings - and celebrations related to the Montreal Protocol.
The pre-eminent annual event for the Montreal Protocol community is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September.Read More

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