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NEWS: Features 2012

Palau trains Marshall Islands and Micronesia on the Montreal Protocol

2, December 2012

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UNEP OzonAction at MOP 24

24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 24), Geneva, 12 - 16 November 2012.
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Pacific Islands enforcement training peaks as freeze target looms

21, December 2012

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Proceedings are Now Available: Webinar session on:

10, December 2012

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OzonAction Special Webinar:

19, December 2012

OzonAction Webinars“End of Year Reflections on the Montreal Protocol at 25 Years”, Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 13:30 - 15:00 (Paris local time).
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Interim Committee formed to Establish a Regional Association of Refrigeration and AC Technicians

27-29, November 2012

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Welcome to a New Member in the Montreal Protocol Family

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle has been recently appointed Head of the OzonAction Branch. She will officially take up her position in Paris on 18 December 2012. Shamila is a South African national, with an international career as research scientist and policy analyst in technology and innovation. She has worked in South Africa, Germany, France, the USA, and managed a wide range of international programmes in developing countries, especially in Africa. We would like to extend to Shamila a warm welcome and wish her full success in her new functions as Head of the OzonAction Branch.

Meeting on ODS Disposal and Destruction for LVC Countries in the ECA Region

26, November 2012

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Interpol hosts the 13th forum against environmental crime in Asia

27, November 2012

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Experts from Asia-Pacific countries gather in Philippines to tackle global environmental crime

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Strengthening national RAC associations in Eastern European & Central Asian countries

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Communication from the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Assessment Panel

seeking nominations (by 19 December 2012) of scientific experts to participate in the the next quadrennial assessment to be completed in 2014 for consideration by the Parties in 2015... Read more
Additional information on Assessment Panels
Decision XXIII/13: SAP Potential Areas of Focus for the 2014 Quadrennial Reports

Ozone statue unveiled in Vienna to mark Montreal Protocol anniversary

As part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 25 th anniversary of one of the world's most successful environmental agreements, a statue dedicated to protecting the ozone layer was officially unveiled today at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna.
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Guinea Bissau Strives to Comply With The 2013 HCFC Freeze

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“No Need to Reinvent the Wheel”

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VIDEO: Protecting Our Atmosphere for Generations to Come: 25 Years of the Montreal Protocol

Summary & Analysis of the 24th MOP

Summary & Analysis of the Twenty-fourth meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer [ENB Vol. 19 No. 93, IISD Reporting Services]

Queen of Bhutan Conveys Silver Jubilee Message

16, November 2012

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The Ozone Layer: “Protecting our atmosphere for Generations to come”

11, November 2012

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Winners of Online UNEP Video Competition for Youth

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Achieving climate benefit through smart technology choices

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Asia-Pacific celebrates 25 years of "Ozone Family"

16, October 2012

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Asia-Pacific: Are you ready to freeze?!

15, October 2012

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2nd Symposium of Alternative Refrigerants in High-Ambient Temperature Countries

14, October 2012

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Africa Accelerates Methyl Bromide Phase-Out Ahead of the 2015 Deadline

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19 NOOs say YES to ozone protection

14, October 2012

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Advanced Investigation Training for Cambodia Law Enforcement Officers

10, October 2012

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ECA Customs Cooperation Meeting on ODS

9, October 2012

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Reunión Anual Conjunta de las Redes Acción por el Ozono de América Latina y El Caribe

3, October 2012

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Prevention is best: lessons from protecting the ozone layer

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Ozone Officers Agree to Sustain Achievements Gained in the Past 25 Years

24-27, September 2012

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Funding success - the Multilateral Fund celebrates 25 years of the Montreal Protocol

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25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol marked in Vienna

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) marked the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and the 20th anniversary of UNIDO as an implementing agency of this Protocol.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Montreal Protocol - and Looking Ahead

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The Montreal Protocol: 25 years and still going strong

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The United Nations Secretary-General

16, September 2012

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GEF CEO Naoko Ishii Hails 25th Anniversary of Montreal Protocol

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The Montreal Protocol Marks Silver Jubilee

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Montreal Protocol - and Looking Ahead

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25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol marked in Vienna

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A Walk through History

13, September 2012

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Tanzania Receives the 25th Anniversary Plaque on the Montreal Protocol

12, September 2012

Arusha, Tanzania 12 September, 2012- United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Mr. Achim Steiner presented the 25th Anniversary Plaque on the Montreal Protocol to the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal.

Pakistan's top broadcast channels commit to ozone layer protection

7, September 2012

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OzonAction teams with prestigious Pakistan Customs for training on ozone issues

5, September 2012

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2012 International Ozone Day

25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol video competition
25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on YOUTUBE
25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on FACEBOOK

Customs Officers Go Green

7-9, August 2012

A Green Customs Initiative workshop for Southern Africa neighboring countries.
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WMO Antarctic Ozone Bulletin no. 1 - 2012

The first issue of the 2012 WMO Antarctic Ozone Bulletins is now available.
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NEW Reports from the Ozone Secretariat

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Timor-Leste Passes Law on Ozone-Depleting Substances

14, August 2012

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South-south cooperation in Mongolia - Train-the-trainers workshop to enforce laws on ODS

25, June 2012

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1st Ozone Day celebration in Southeast Asia

29, July 2012

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OEWG 32 Side Event - Montreal Protocol’s Contribution to the Green Economy

The Montreal Protocol offers a good example of how international cooperation in solving a global environmental problem can have significant spill over benefits that promote a Greener Economy.Read more | Download publication: The Montreal Protocol and the Green Economy - Assessing the contributions and co-benefits of a Multilateral Environmental Agreement

Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come, 25 years of the Montreal Protocol

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OEWG 32 Side Event: Fake Refrigerants - “Should we worry?”

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In Search of the Greenest and Coolest Technologies

20, July 2012

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Customs Officers Presented with Ozone Depleting Substances Quick Reference Cards

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Tonga holds national enforcement training on Montreal Protocol

12, July 2012

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Illegal ODS Seized at Mombasa Port: Case Study

New Reports Released by the Danish EPA

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Southeast Asia explores synergies between environmental conservation & disposal of counterfeit goods

4, July 2012

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Job Openings

Programme Officer, P3,12-PGM-UNEP-23553-R-BANGKOK (X): Read more
Head of Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat, D1, 12-ADM-UNEP-23943-R-PARIS (X): Read more
Programme Officer, P4, 12-PGM-UNEP-23432-R-PANAMA CITY (X): Read more
Programme Assistant, G6, 12-PGM-UNEP-23322-R-PANAMA CITY (X): Read more

Green Customs workshop in Astana

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Journalists probe ozone and climate issues in Mongolia

27, June 2012

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South-south cooperation in Mongolia - Train-the-trainers workshop to enforce laws on ODS

25, June 2012

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Upcoming OzonActionWebinar on "HPMP Implementation: Update on Technological Developments"

28, June 2012

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The Rio Conferences and the Montreal Protocol

13, June 2012

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Montreal Protocol-related news from Rio+20

ECA - Establishment of certification of refrigeration technicians and companies

13, June 2012

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ASHRAE and UNEP Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Refrigeration in Facilities and Systems

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Judges from India and Thailand discuss Montreal Protocol

8, June 2012

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UNEP fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) assessment report- 2012

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The World Bank Group’s Environment Strategy for 2012-2022

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25th anniversary Montreal Protocol global video competition

4, June 2012

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UNEP Press release (4 June 2012): Launch of Video Contest to Celebrate 25 Years of Ozone Layer Protection

Nepal ratifies Copenhagen, Montreal and Beijing Amendments to Ozone Treaty

31, May 2012

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UNEP OzonAction launches survey on new HCFC Knowledge Portal

25, May 2012

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Ozone Officers Encouraged to Build on the Experience Gained to Phase out HCFCs

22, May 2012

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UNEP launches Ozone Protection Award for Customs & Enforcement Officers in Africa

22, May 2012

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Advancing Ozone & Climate Protection Technologies: Next Steps

21-22, July 2012

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Invitation letter

Innovative online tool helps countries enforce ozone treaty through informal means

17, May 2012

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Asia-Pacific countries experience Bhutan “happiness” in climate protection during ozone talks

15, May 2012

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Pacific Islands gear up to strengthen control of trade in ozone-depleting chemicals

3, May 2012

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Unveiling Goddess Nüwa in NY Times Square and Beijing

22, April 2012

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Customs Services at the Greater Port in Saint Petersburg seize

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Vacancy Announcement UNEP OzonAction CAP ROLAC

7, May 2012

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Cook Islands refrigeration technicians form association

13, April 2012

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Chinese refrigeration companies eye opportunities at Ozone2Climate Technology Virtual Exhibition

13, April 2012

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Overcoming Barriers to Promote Ozone-friendly Technologies

12, April 2012

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Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow Opens in Beijing

11, April 2012

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12, April 2012 : Overcoming Barriers to Promote Ozone-friendly Technologies

Cool Choices: Ozone2Climate technologies to be showcased at Asia’s largest refrigeration trade fair

4, April 2012

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Beijing 2012 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable website

Opening of Annual ECA Ozone Network Meeting and Expert Meeting for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

27, March 2012

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Ozzy and Zoe Ozone, defenders of the planet

22-23, March 2012

Dropped down from their home in the stratosphere on 22-23 March 2012 to deliver important messages to children and adults about how they can protect the environment during the:
9th International Weather & Climate Forum and the World Meteorological Day.
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Remembering O3ur Future: Bangladesh marks the successful phase out of CFCs in asthma medicines

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Asia-Pacific region readies itself to prevent a new challenge of illegal trade

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Cool Habits: Regional experts' deliberation on good refrigeration practices opens today

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A Tribute to Prof. Frank Sherwood Rowland

The UNEP OzonAction Branch is deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Prof. Frank Sherwood Rowland (1927-2012), the world-reknown scientist whose contributions to the knowledge of atmospheric chemistry about the ozone layer have benefited this and future generations.
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On behalf of the parties to the Montreal Protocol, Marco Gonzalez, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, expressed sadness at Professor Sherwood Rowland passing away and gratitude for his life’s work: “With his amazing intellect, pioneering instinct and unwavering commitment, Professor Rowland saved the world from a major crisis”… The Ozone Secretariat would like to invite you to share your memories and messages to Professor Rowland’s family. Please click here to learn more.

Protecting our Atmosphere for Generations to Come

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Zimbabwe Joins the Montreal Protocol Family

Status of Ratification

Where are WEEE in Africa? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa Programme

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Guinea Becomes a Party to the Copenhagen, Montreal and Beijing Amendments

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Job Opening - Extended to 27 February 2012

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The Montreal Protocol is a Case in Point

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Asia-Pacific TV broadcasters brainstorm on linkages between ozone depletion and climate change

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Environmental crime busters meet in Bangkok for the 12th ARPEC

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Tribute to Robert Lamb (1952-2012)

UNEP OzonAction is deeply saddened by the death of environmental film maker Robert Paul Lamb. Robert was a widely respected thought leader and practitioner in factual TV production, and in communicating science and sustainable development issues using the media. He has produced a number of videos for OzonAction.

UNEP OzonAction and SIDA to launch Project REN to combat illegal trade

08 February 2012

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UNEP/SIDA launch Regional Enforcement Network Project to Combat Illegal Trade in Harmful Chemicals

08 February 2012

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The World Television Awards 2012

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The Republic of South Sudan joins the Montreal Protocol family

20 January 2012

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40th Anniversary

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OzonAction Happy New Year Greetings 2012

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