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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

This year, the world is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful multilateral environmental agreements.

On 16 September 2012, nations will celebrate the achievements that have resulted from the Protocol over the past 25 years. Communities and their leaders will gather together for the occasion, to remember successes, and also to look towards the future.

This webinar aims to present to the Parties, National Ozone Units, the industry, media and other national key stakeholders the global and regional activities being organized to celebrate the event, and the available and upcoming materials that can be used by countries as they celebrate the occasion.

A highlight of the webinar is a discussion of the film will be produced which aims at capturing the worldwide celebration, reviewing the Protocol’s achievements and finally, considering the challenges the future holds.

Date: Monday 6 August 2012
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Paris time

Presenters

  • Introduction, By: Anne Fenner, Information Manager, UNEP OzonAction

Anne Fenner is a national of Finland holds M.A. degree in General History from University of Turku (Finland) and a M.A. degree in International Relations from Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (Switzerland). She joined the United Nations Office in Geneva in July 1991. She has worked for United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, United Nations Disarmament Fellowship Programme, UNEP Chemicals and UNEP Basel Convention, mainly dealing with training, research and awareness raising. She joined UNEP DTIE-Paris in 2003 as Information Officer in the OzonAction Programme. Anne is working in the OzonAction's Information Management Team (IMT) on a wide range of information projects/services (including the global Ozzy Ozone campaign, awareness-raising activities, and outreach.)

  • Presentation By: Thibault Dufour, Director / Producer Check-in Films

Thibault Dufour, French-American film maker and editor, has worked on issues pertaining to international development such as poverty reduction, migrant rights, sustainable development and social insertion. His experience in documentary film making in both developed and developing countries has led him to work extensively with populations and non-profit organizations ( "Amadea" and "Aide et Action" in Madagascar, "France Terre d'’Asile" in France,"For a Child's Smile" in Cambodia, ‘La Maison de Fati’ in Burkina Faso...). Thibault Dufour has collaborated with UNEP-DTIE in 2011 as director of the film «The Antarctic Ozone Hole, From Discovery to Recovery.»

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