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Reflections on the Montreal Protocol:

A Treaty that goes beyond Ozone Layer Protection By Rajendra Shende, Dec 2009. When I travel from Argentina to Afghanistan, from Mexico to Micronesia, and from Bhutan to Bolivia in my pursuit to assist the developing countries to enable them to comply with the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, I do ...

Piloting the Environment– Business & Diplomacy Middle East way

Rajendra ShendeBy Rajendra Shende, rmshende@unep.org 26 March 2010 ‘Diplomats & Businessmen’ That is the signboard at Jeddah Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia directing the arriving Diplomats and Businessmen through a special and privileged lane for passport control  and immigration clearance. I had seen such special lanes only for the diplomats in number of ...

Bail-out and Stimulus Package: Yes for Economic crisis, No for Climate crisis?

When markets collapsed and when most of the major banks around the world went kaput, the governments around the world rushed to bail out the market. Almost overnight stimulus packages got prepared, approved by cabinets, politburo, senates, and parliaments and even by executive order depending on the political governing system in the countries.

China OzonAction

The day was 16 September 1995. As Beijing’s sky was being lit with the  autumn morning sun, an inspiring event was unfolding place at Xidan Commercial area, Mr. Xie Zhenhua, then Administrator of NEPA and now Minister of SEPA, and Mr. Liu Yi, then the new Director of China’s Ozone Layer Protection unit, were standing ...
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Green Customs

Environmental crime is a big and increasingly lucrative business – a multi-billion dollar global enterprise. Local and international crime syndicates worldwide earn an estimated US$ 22-31 billion dollars annually from hazardous waste dumping, smuggling proscribed hazardous materials, and exploiting and trafficking protected natural resources. Illegal international trade in commodities such as ozone depleting substances (ODSs), ...

Natural Refrigeration – IIR Ammonia Conference

Importance of natural refrigerants in safeguarding climate system and ensuring the sustainable development. By Rajendra Shende, Head OzonAction Programme, UNEP DTIE Paris. Key note speech at the International Conference by IIR Ammonia refrigeration system, renewal and improvements May 6-8, 2005 Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia . I would like to sincerely thank IIR and particularly Faculty ...

HPC-IEA special issue

How to Manage Interlinkages: Two Protocols, One Atmosphere By Rajendra Shende, Chief Energy and OzonAction Unit UNEP DTIE, Paris Atmospheric science is complex and multidisciplinary in character. Its complexity comes from an already vast array of natural interconnectivity and is further aggravated by the extent of human interventions on natural atmospheric processes. To address the ...

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