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NEWS: Features 2014

26th MOP and 10th COP 17-21 November 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Upgrading Skills of RAC Technicians through Training and Certification Schemes

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Combatting Illegal Trade in ODS in Indian Ocean Island States

Friday, September 19, 2014

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China's bigger mission for HCFC phase-out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the International Day for the Ozone layer Preservation

Friday, September 12, 2014

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UNEP Executive Director Launches Ozone Assessment Report

hursday, September 11, 2014

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Press Release: Nairobi/Geneva, 10 September 2014 (UNEP/WMO) -Ozone Layer on Track to Recovery: Success Story Should Encourage Action on Climate (A | C | E | F | R | S)

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Pakistan Learns from China about HCFCs Alternatives

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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PICs Meet on HPMP Implementation

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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“Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On”

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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INVITATION to join the upcoming OzonAction Webinar session:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Workshop on Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Management and Thirty-fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 11-12 and 14-18 July 2014, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France. Coverage from IISDRS
Summary of The thirty-fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened in Paris, France, from 14-18 July 2014. Over 350 delegates representing governments, UN agencies, Montreal Protocol expert panels and committees, non-governmental organizations and industry attended...Read more

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Various Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer, (Paris/Nairobi, 21 July 2014) The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France... Read more

OzonAction side events at OEWG

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

16 July 2014 - This side event will provide an introduction to international standards and how they can be useful in supporting the adoption of alternatives to ozone depleting substances and related technologies in the context of the HCFC phase-out in developing countries, especially from the point of view of their safe handling and preventing hazards.

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15 July 2014 - This side event will provide analysis on the progress achieved in phasing-out methyl bromide for controlled uses in preparation for the 2015 deadline. Sectors where identifying and implementing alternatives has been most difficult will be addressed, as well as challenges imposed by exempted Quarantine and Preshipment (QPS) uses.

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Bhutan PM Signs Compact on Ozone Protection to Reduce Use of ODS by 20 percent

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technicians certified using European Standards

Monday, June 23, 2014

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Report of 72nd Meeting of the Executive Committee

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Sky meets the Ocean: Stars of South Asian Ozone Network gather in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Monday, June 2, 2014

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Launching of 4th Edition of the ECA Ozone Protection Award for Customs & Enforcement Officers

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Job Opening

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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ECA Ozone Protection Award for Custom & Enforcement Officers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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ECA Ozone Protection Award 2014 for Customs & Enforcement Officers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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DPR Korea learns from China on HCFC Alternatives

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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International Standards in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning - NOW AVAILABLE

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Informal Prior-Informed Consent (iPIC) - Summary Report 2013

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Phasing out Methyl Bromide in Developing Countries - A Success Story and its Challenges

Friday, May 16, 2014

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Proposed Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Submitted by Canada, Mexico and the USA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pursuant to Article 9, paragraph 2 of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, the Ozone Secretariat has received a joint amendment proposal by the Governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States of America for amendment of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The amendment proposal will be considered at the 34th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group in July and the 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in November this year. The full text of the proposal along with its summary has been posted as document UNEP/OzL.Pro.WG.1/34/4 on the Ozone Secretariat's website and may be accessed at the following links:
http://conf.montreal-protocol.org/meeting/oewg/oewg-34/presession/default.aspx
and http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/ozone_whats_new.php?year=2014

UNEP-UNIDO organize a National Stakeholders Awareness Workshop in DPR Korea

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Caribbean countries move closer to meeting 2015 Montreal Protocol compliance target

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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SEA Ozone Officers & Customs promote compliance & enforcement of MP and other chemical-waste MEAs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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UNEP OzonAction Webinar Series-2014: "Outcomes of the global workshop to address remaining challenges for total phase-out of methyl bromide in developing countries"

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7th Joint Network Meeting of Ozone Officers of English- and French-speaking African countries

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Pacific Islands Countries 6th Network Meeting of Ozone Officers and Customs Officers Training

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Southeast and West Asia countries certification schemes for refrigeration and AC technicians

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Low-GWP Alternatives in Commercial Refrigeration: Propane, CO2 and HFO Case Studies

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Job Opening

Sunday, March 30, 2014

P3 ROLAC HPMPO post is now advertised, with a posting period of 3 April 2014-2 June 2014. Click here to learn more / Apply

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Ozone Layer Protection Talks in Minsk

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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It is with great sorrow that we report the death of Mr. Nandan Chirmulay.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Nandan worked with the United Nations Development Programme Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit since 1994 as independent technical expert and then as a Senior Technical Adviser and Regional Coordinator for UNDP’s Montreal Protocol programme. He was an incredibly experienced and knowledgeable engineer with a very proactive and professional approach to his work.
The Montreal Protocol Community has lost a very valued colleague and friend. We send our sincere condolences to Nandan's family and colleagues.

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"Ozone Connections" Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance, Free access from GreenLeaf

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Nature Geoscience Article on ODS

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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Workshop to address remaining challenges for total phase-out of MB in developing countries

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Training Manual for Customs and Enforcement Officers - Third Edition - NOW AVAILABLE

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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ROA Ozone Protection Award 2014 for Customs & Enforcement Officers

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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OzoNews 14 Years of Continued News Service

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

OzoNews 2009 Survey Report
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UNEP Guide for National Ozone Officers

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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ROA Ozone Protection Award 2014 for Customs & Enforcement Officers

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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