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UNEP OzonAction at MOP 25

25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 25), Paris, 21 - 25 October 2013.

UNEP OzonAction facilitated side events

Monday 21 October 2013

The Arctic and the Ozone Layer - Stabilizing our Environment and Climate
In 2011, extremely low-ozone levels were recorded in the Arctic region. This episode the North Pole – the Arctic- has triggered concerns on the trend of the ozone layer‟s recovery, expected to fully happen by mid century. With the support of the government of Norway, UNEP is investigating the causes of this depletion and the scientific explanations for such unexpected episode in the Arctic. This 16 minute-documentary reports the impacts on the region‟s ecosystem and the foreseen risks of the changes in the Arctic that may affect human life also in mid-latitudes. This video output is jointly branded by the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) and brings to light some of the so much discussed inter-linkages between the climate and ozone issues on the voices of internationally known scientists.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Sustainability of Methyl Bromide (MB) phase-out: Counting down to 2015
As the MB phase-out deadline approaches, it is critical to address these challenges and towards supporting the compliance mandate of the Montreal Protocol. This side-event will look at the present status and challenges thereby providing a medium for discussion and information sharing based on the experience and lessons learnt from the Montreal Protocol Implementing Agencies.

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Thursday, 24 October 2013


Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Head, UNEP OzonAction, welcoming Chinese Vice Minister Zhai Qing to the OzonAction Exhibition booth

Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle meeting with Hon Ramon Paje, DENR Secretary, Philippines

Friday, 25 October 2013

Phase-out of HCFC in the Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning Sector - Challenges and Opportunities

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