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.
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
Mettre un visage sur la protection de la couche d'Ozone en Afrique
This guide introduces the implementation of Montreal Protocol in Africa. It describes the HCFC phase-out management plans (HPMPs) in selected African countries, especially in Senegal. It focuses on ozone, climate and energy efficiency aspects.
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National Ozone Officers Guide
This updated version of the guide introduces and summarises the many important issues about the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that Ozone Officers (NOOs) need to know to perform their job effectively. Presented in an easy to understand format, the guide is designed to provide new NOOs and their assistants with the critical knowledge needed to quickly understand the Montreal protocol system and the country‟s obligations under the Montreal Protocol.
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10th Anniversary of the Regional Ozone network for Europe & Central Asia
This new brochure produced by UNEP OzonAction in cooperation with countries and partners of the ECA network, highlights the major achievements of the ECA network over a decade and provides inspiration for countries within and outside the region. Government officials, refrigeration and enforcement experts, building planners and academia, Montreal Protocol secretariats, implementing agencies and bilateral partners, private sector companies and trade assocations as well as international organisations contributed more than 85 exciting articles and quotes to this bilingual English - Russian brochure. Their photos and contacts are included in the brochure to encourage further consultations and networking and to provide a human face to Montreal Protocol implementation in the ECA region. UNEP applauds the ECA network and associated countries with economies in transition (CEIT countries) for their tremendous efforts and mutual support towards the protection of the Ozone Layer.
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