Triple Environmental Benefit with Economic Gain

Next Generation MAC-technologies Workshop Shanghai, China 24-25 November 2008 Speech By Rajendra Shende, UNEP DTIE Paris At the outset, I would like to thank the China Automobile Air-Conditioner Special Association (CAASA), China's Automobile Industry association for organising this important event and also Ministry of Environmental Protection of China for encouraging these international consultations. UNEP is proud to be associated with this event which could prove to be beginning of the change over to the ‘next generation MAC technology’. The world is changing in more sense than one. While the developed economies are facing major economic problems, the developing economies are searching for the opportunities to prevent the problems reaching at their door steps. It is therefore important that technology consultations like these continue so that we all benefit from the optimal solution. Mobile air conditioning is now reaching to the masses in the similar way as mobile telephones. Even some years ago the worldwide automotive...
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Excerpts of speech while launching the publication in Port Ghalib, Egypt.

The publication was about unique efforts done by African countries in implementing the Montreal Protocol. Audience included number of Ministers and government officers from Africa . Oct 2009 Excerpts: The story line of the African countries, of   their efforts to protect the ozone layer, is as unique as its diversity and as inspiring as its people. This story line has no end and it keeps on building from one event to another. Like the origin of humanity, Africa was at the origin of the Montreal Protocol- in Nairobi, Kenya.  There, UNEP gave the science of ozone depletion the certainty needed to inspire global action.  Of the eight  original developing country signatories of the Montreal Protocol five  were from the African continent.  Today all the 53 countries in Africa are partners to the Montreal Protocol. The entire African continent contributed only very small percent of the global consumption of CFCs and zero percent of production...
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Sealing the Hole and Sealing the Deal   Convenient opportunity  To address  Inconvenient truth.

Sealing the Hole and Sealing the Deal Convenient opportunity To address Inconvenient truth.

On 17th September I had pleasure in addressing Foreign Correspondents Club of China in Beijing . Venue was Cultural Center of Indian Embassy . What I enjoyed most was the question answer session with the most brilliant journalists stationed in Beijing and of course samosa and potato bonda with chatuny . Most enjoyable experience indeed. Extract: (more…)...
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Launching of Education Pack

15TH September 2006 New Delhi, India His Excellency Minister of Environment and Forests, Hon. Dignitaries, high level officials from various Ministries, teachers and students from New Delhi schools, friends, ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, it is my pleasure on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme to join our colleagues from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the World Health Organisation to launch the new OzonAction Education Pack. Ozone Day is the annual event in which countries around the world commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer on 16 September 1987. The theme for this year’s Ozone Day is “Protect the Ozone Layer: Save Life on Earth”. (more…)...
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Tibet Opening Statement

Opening Statement By Rajendra Shende, Chief Energy and OzonAction Unit United Nations Environment Programme, Division Of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE) Lhasa 4th August 1999 Honourable Officials from Tibet Autonomous Region, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am extremely pleased to be here with you to meet my colleagues from the Roof of the World. On behalf of Executive Director of UNEP , Dr. K. Topfer, and my colleagues in the Paris office and from UNDP,UNIDO and Government Of Sweden, I would like to heartily thank the Tibet Autonomous Region, Government of China for inviting us here to discuss the environmental degradation in general and adverse effects of the Ozone Layer Depletion on Tibetan life in particular. (more…)...
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China Ozone Day

UNEP IE’S OzonAction Programme Statement Children’s Painting Competition It is indeed a pleasure and an honor for me to be here representing UNEP at the occasion of the International Ozone Day. I would like to extend the warm greetings of the Executive Director Dr Topfer and Division Director Mrs. Aloisi de Larderel as well as my colleagues at the OzonAction Programme in Paris. State Environmental Protection Agency deserves to be congratulated in organizing this awareness event today. SEPA’s hardworking and committed staff has been busy in last two days during which they organized two seminars on Phase out Strategy in CFC-Production and Solvent sectors. During next three days they will be organizing Country Programme Up-Date and Policy Workshop. These intense activities demonstrate the way in which SEPA and other Ministries have taken up the challenge to implement the Montreal Protocol. (more…)...
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