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OzoNews Vol. XIV, 15 August 2014 issue
 Click here to access short version of current and previous issues.

INVITATION to join the upcoming OzonAction Webinar session:

"How the Montreal Protocol is Leading the Way to Ozone and Climate Protection Learn more

Date: Thursday, 31 July 2014, Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (CEST) (This session has ended)

“Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On”

Ozone Secretariat invites all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to celebrate this year's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September. The theme for 2014 is:  “Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On” ...  Read more  |  Ideas for Events

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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

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. View and presentations

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. View details

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technicians certified using European Standards
Kigali, 13 June 2014 - The workshop on the establishment and operation of certification schemes and national/regional RAC associations took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Over 50 participants attended the meeting representing the Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), National Ozone Units (NOUs) and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) experts from the African Anglophone Network, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration European contractors’ Associations (AREA) and Rwanda Broadcasting Agency. Read more
The Report of the 72nd meeting of the Executive Committee,

issued on 10 June 2014, is now available from the Multilateral Fund website.  Read /Download

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

This summary report briefly describes how the iPIC system works as well as its advantages. It provides some information on the results and successes of monitoring and controlling illegal and unwanted trade in ODS through the iPIC mechanism in 2013 and encourages countries which are not yet members to join and to begin to reap the benefits of this initiative. Read more

International Standards in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning - NOW AVAILABLE

This guide is intended to provide an introduction to standards and how they can be useful in supporting the adoption of alternatives in the context of the HCFC phase-out in developing countries. It also includes an overview of existing standards related to HCFCs and their alternatives, barriers to alternatives, the process of the adoption of international and regional standards at the national level, barriers to the adoption and how to overcome them.   Read more Publication Executive summary - E | F | C |



  HCFC Policy and Legislative OptionsHCFC Policy and Legislative Options Guidance on the Process for Selecting Alternatives to HCFCs in Foams  Alternatives to HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector OzonAction Communication Strategy Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link, Resource Kit for Journalists An Implementation Manual for the Ozzy Ozone Campaign Manual for Refrigeration Servicing Technicians

News Clips

 US EPA GreenChill webinar on Tuesday, August 26 at 2pm Eastern. Lance Durr (Stater Bros.) and Rob Arthur (CTA) will provide a presentation on the environmental and economic benefits of retrofitting display case doors, based on the experiences of an ongoing project in Stater Bros. stores. This webinar will provide updated information from an August 2013 presentation.
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 “The Antarctic Ozone Hole, An Update”, article in Physics Today, July 2014, Pg. 42-48,  Authors: Anne R. Douglas, Paul A. Newman, Susan Solomon

UNEP 2013 Annual Report, See pages: 31, 35 and 41 on the Montreal Protocol and Ozone Layer