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15 December 2010

In this issue:

1- Antarctic Ozone Hole Smallest in Five Years
2- Building the Green Climate Fund
3- U.S., Mexico, Canada Collaborate To Reduce Greenhouse Gases
4- PG&E Purchases Carbon Offsets From ODS Destruction
5- Retailers Need to Prepare for New Refrigerant Rules
6- Customs Seize Over 108 Tonnes of Refrigerant
7- IAF Adopts Strategy to Combat Ozone Depletion
8- Dubai Municipality Seminar on Policy and Management on Use of Refrigerants

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Bangkok to Cancun and Beyond,  on the Road from Ozone to Climate Protection: a Virtual TourBangkok to Cancun and Beyond on the Road from Ozone to Climate Protection: a Virtual Tour All across the globe climate change is hitting people hard. Recent catastrophic floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia provided stunning example of the disruptions that will become more frequent as the planet heats up globally, and the catastrophic economic and human costs this will bring. Everyone knows that climate change is real and happening now. What many people do not know is that we have solutions in our hands. Protecting the Ozone is one of them. Be part of the movement to build a better future for our planet. Join the virtual tour @ www.unep.org/ozonaction/virtualtour

 

GLOBAL

1- Antarctic Ozone Hole Smallest in Five Years
SOURCE: nzherald.co.nz , 3 December 2010, http://bit.ly/giv3Vr

2- Building the Green Climate Fund
SOURCE: Climate Progress, 13 December 2010, http://bit.ly/i1OhXl

3- U.S. Center at COP-16: U.S., Mexico, Canada Collaborate To Reduce Greenhouse Gases
SOURCE: DipNote, US Department of State Official Blog, Posted by Sarah Goldfarb / December 09, 2010
http://bit.ly/gqJr3L

North America

4- PG&E Purchases Carbon Offsets From ODS Destruction
SOURCE: Environmental Leader, 2 December 2010, http://bit.ly/eHMrEH

5- Retailers Need to Prepare for New Refrigerant Rules
SOURCE: Supermarket News, By Michael Garry, Technology Editor, 6 December 2010, http://bit.ly/h5ZLXC


South East Asia and Pacific

6- Customs Seize Over 108 Tonnes of Refrigerant
SOURCE: ACR News, 2 December 2010, http://bit.ly/efEPOP


SOUTH ASIA

7- IAF Adopts Strategy to Combat Ozone Depletion
SOURCE: India Blooms News, 25 November 2010, http://bit.ly/etg2hR


West Asia

8- Dubai Municipality Seminar on Policy and Management on Use of Refrigerants
SOURCE: AME info, 12 December 2010, http://www.ameinfo.com/251298.html


PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES

9- Building Owners Warned Ozone Laws are Coming
SOURCE: Blacktownsun, 7 December 2010, BY Nick Soon, http://bit.ly/fxuZ07

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FEATURED

Latest from OzonAction
- Ask the HCFC Expert -
Sabine Saba
Ms. Sabine Saba is a project leader at the Center for Energy and Processes (CEP) of MINES ParisTech since 2005. The CEP is in charge of establishing refrigerant inventories used by the CITEPA (Centre Interprofessionnel Technique d’Études de la Pol... More about Sabine Saba
Topic: Mobile Air Conditioning: European Experience in Iimproving Servicing Practices
Current Session: 12/08/2010 00:00 (GMT) - 12/15/2010 23:59 (GMT), in English, French and Arabic.

Click here to post your question

Next Session Expert: Mikheil Tushishvili
12/16/2010 00:00 (GMT) - 12/23/2010 23:59 (GMT), in English, and Russian
Topic: From Bangkok to Cancun: what are the impacts on the HCFC phase-out
in developing countries?


Discover the Newly Launched OzonAction Website, Go to >>> http://www.unep.org/ozonaction/

Ozone Secretariat - Highlights
- Report of the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/9 (E) - Advance Copy
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Decisions of the 22nd Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol - Advance Copy
- Report of the Implementation Committee under the Non Compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol on the work of its forty fifth meeting - UNEP/OzL.Pro/ImpCom/45/4 (E) Advance Copy
- Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 2010 Assessment - Interactions of Ozone Depletion and Climate Change - Executive Summary
SOURCE: UNEP Ozone Secretariat, http://ozone.unep.org/highlights.shtml

EVENTs
- The Latest Technologies in Renewable Energy, Applications in Heating and Cooling and Funding Opportunities to Lower CO2 Emissions, on 21st January 2011, Venue: Heriot-Watt University- Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM. Learn More >> http://bit.ly/gkR0C3

- International Conference - IIR Commission B2 with B1 and D1 - Ammonia Refrigeration Technology, April 14-16, 2011, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Organized by: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Skopje, and University "Ss. Cyril & Methodius". Learn more @ www.mf.edu.mk

PUBLICATIONs - READING
- Is the Clean Development Mechanism Adding to the Production of Pollutants?
Read/Download @ http://bit.ly/gNzxle

- La Revue Pratique du Froid, "La Newsletter", 9 Decembre 2010,Read/Download @ http://bit.ly/fsVZQ1

- Out of the Maze Montreal Protocol, Climate Benefits and the Green Economy - OzonAction Special Issue, 2010- available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, from UNEP DTIE - OzonAction @ http://www.unep.fr/ozonaction/information/mmc/lib_detail.asp?r=5376

- "Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link a Resource Kit for Journalists"
Click here to read/download (E-Book and PDF) in: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish http://bit.ly/fUQtTX
Feel free to feature "Vital Ozone Graphics 2.0 - Climate Link" on your website and distribute widely through your networks. For further information, Please contact Samira de Gobert (samira.degobert@unep.org)

BLOGs
- Hoping for Evolution in the Global Approach to Warming at Cancun- 7 December 2010, By Bryan Walsh, http://bit.ly/eIwHQQ

- While Cancun Intended, Montreal Acted- 14 December 2010, By Rajendra Shende, Head OzonAction Branch, UNEP DTIE, http://bit.ly/h0Bhqt

Video
- "La Capa de Ozono", produced by the National Ozone Unit, Mexico, December 2010, http://bit.ly/e0DVRy

 


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nominate an ozone layer protection champion from your country/region >>
http://www.unep.fr/ozonaction/information/MontrealProtocolWhosWho.htm
Feel free to include a link on your website



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