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Montreal Protocol Celebrates Landmark Achievement with Universal Ratification of All Amendments

Global efforts to protect the ozone layer have reached a major milestone after all of the Amendments to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer received universal ratification by 197 Parties...  Read more 

OzoNews Vol. XIV, 15 December 2014 issue
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LAC ODS-Officers Meet on New ODS Alternative Technologies

3 December 2014, Punta Cana - Representatives from 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are attending the Joint Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean Networks of Ozone Officers organised by UNEP OzonAction in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 2 – 5 December 2014 at Iberostar Bavaro Hotel.

The meeting will serve to gather information about new alternative technologies to phase out ozone depleting substances (ODS) and assist with the implementation of standards, legislation and policies that will allow countries to comply with the Montreal Protocol.

26th MOP and 10th COP 17-21 November 2014
73rd Meeting of the Executive Committee, Paris, 9-13 November 2014

The 73rd meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund took place from 7 to 13 November in Paris the week prior to the Montreal Protocol meetings including the 26th Meeting of the Parties. The final report of the meeting containing the 75 decisions taken by the Committee is available as document UNEP/OzL.Pro/ExCom/73/62 on the Multilateral Fund’s web site. The Executive Committee approved a total of US $68,784,379 including support costs for agencies for phase-out projects and activities in 62 Article 5 countries. The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

Webinar on: "R/AC Servicing Associations as Partners in HCFCs Phaseout"

on Tuesday , 21 October  2014, at 13:00 CEST (GMT+02:00) - This webinar highlighted the key contributions that Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (R/AC) Servicing enterprises and individual technicians can make to accelerate and sustain HCFCs phase-out in Asia and beyond. ... [This session has ended]
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Thematic Meeting on HPMP Implementation, Tajikistan
3 October 2014,  Dushanbe/Tajikistan - The Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) concluded the thematic meeting on HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) with the Montreal Protocol and RAC experts from A5 countries...  Read more



  HCFC Policy and Legislative OptionsHCFC Policy and Legislative Options Guidance on the Process for Selecting Alternatives to HCFCs in Foams  Alternatives to HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector OzonAction Communication Strategy Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link, Resource Kit for Journalists An Implementation Manual for the Ozzy Ozone Campaign Manual for Refrigeration Servicing Technicians

News Clips

 The Montreal Protocol has completed its quadrennial assessment in accordance with decision XXIII/13 of the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.  The report entitled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014”. Read/Download

 GreenChill Webinar: Experiences with Hybrid CO2 Systems in the U.S., Tuesday, January 13 at 2pm Eastern. Dan O'Brien from Zero Zone will be discussing the benefits of hybrid CO2 systems. In particular, he will be describing Zero Zone's experience designing a hybrid CO2 secondary loop and cascade system for a recently opened Whole Foods store. Tristam Coffin from Whole Foods will provide thoughts on the project from a supermarket perspective.

 Two New Publications Launched By GIZ: NAMAs in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and foam sectors 2013 and Green cooling initiative - market trends 2014

 “The Antarctic Ozone Hole, An Update”, article in Physics Today, July 2014, Pg. 42-48,  Authors: Anne R. Douglas, Paul A. Newman, Susan Solomon