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Ozone events and celebrationsThis section provides links to current news releases, recent updates and services and more.


New The International Conference "Road to Climate Friendly Chillers - Moving beyond CFCs and HCFCs" was held in Cairo, Egypt on 30 September-1st October 2010. Its aim was to assist Article 5 developing parties to the Montreal Protocol in the identification of further activities in the chiller sub-sector and potential environmental and economic benefits of alternative refrigerants management and chiller replacement strategies. The conference was organized jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics)'s OzonAction Branch, with the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE) and in cooperation with implementing agencies of the Montreal Protocol - the World Bank, UNDP and UNIDO - as well as bilateral partners.
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> http://www.ashrae-ral-crc2010-eg.org/prog.html
> http://www.rcfc2010.org/index.php
New New OzonAction website on UNEP.org
16 September 2010

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New International Ozone Day country Activities. This page describes how different countries and regions around the world have planned to celebrate International Ozone Day this year in September 2010.

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New Ozone day mini websiteInternational Ozone Day. UNEP OzonAction is providing new services and products for Article 5 developing countries to celebrate this important day. Through this site, the countries can also discover what other countries have done in the past.

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New Ozone day 2010International Ozone Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This year's theme is: Ozone Layer Protection: Governance and Compliance at their Best.
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Video interview with H.E. Colonel Samuela Saumatua, Minister for Local Government, Fiji, during the Pacific Island Countries (PIC) Network Meeting of Ozone Officers, Fiji, 28-30 July 2010.

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HCFC policy & legislative options
Guidance on the Process for Selecting Alternatives to HCFCs in Foams
Alternatives to HCFCs in the Refrigeration and Air conditioning Sector

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JumpStart Partnership Achieving Climate Benefit from HCFC Phase-out, 29 July 2010
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New Video clips at High Level Roundtable Dialogue on HPMPs HCFC in Male, Maldives, 9-11 June 2010.

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Related Article:
- Maldives is Walking the Talk: Deriving Climate Benefits from Ozone layer Protection
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New Video interviews filmed by UNEP OzonAction during the International Workshops on Next-generation technologies for Mobile Vehicles' Air Conditioning, (Nanjing, China, 3-4 June 2010 and New Delhi, India, 7-8 June 2010).

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Related Articles:
- China Regulates Ozone Depleting Substances
- Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) and the Environment: India Policy Workshop on the status of MAC Replacement Technologies, New Delhi, India
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New Video interviews filmed by UNEP OzonAction during the Joint Meeting of the Regional Ozone Networks for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and South Asia (SA), Istanbul, Turkey, 26-30 April 2010.

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Related Article: Asia Meets Europe
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2 June 2010
New Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link is a Resource Kit for Journalists, an electronic publication intended to inform and inspire journalists and to serve as an interesting reference for those who wish to learn more about the Montreal Protocol, ozone layer depletion and linkages to Climate Change.
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Also Available as Interactive E-book

Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Ozone Protection Award 2010 for Customs and Enforcement Officers: Individual Customs and Enforcement officers who have successfully prevented illegal trade of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) or products/ equipment relying on ODS to/or from member countries of the regional ozone network for Europe and Central Asia (ECA network) are eligible to be nominated for the ECA Ozone Protection Award 2010.
Nominations should be submitted by the National Ozone Units to the coordinator of the ECA network by 30 June 2010.

Photos Ozzy Ozone helps children in Peru to discover and better understand our ozone layer
Ozzy Ozone in PeruDuring the last three years several educational activities have been carried out in Moquegua Region, Peru in order to promote environmental education. The main purpose was to inform children and teenagers about ozone layer protection through Ozzy Ozone cartoon booklets and animated video.

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14 April 2010


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