Durbane Debates when China Charts Change

Durbane Debates when China Charts Change

Casale Monferrato, Italy, December 2012. The day Durban meeting on Climate Change ended, a Chinese delegation from the Ministry of the Environment (MEP), Universities and the Industry Association planned the action to address climate change and ozone layer protection. The meeting took place in the in the Italian capital for  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning- Casale  Monferrato. (more…)...
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First time I stepped on the soil of nation which holds nearly quarter of world’s oil reserves. Saudi Arabia is world’s oil-power.

Third from Left : His Royal Highness Prince (HRH) Turki bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz, March , 26, 2010:  I recently initiated a joint high level mission of UNEP and UNIDO embarked on a joint high level mission to Jeddah capital of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia we held extensive discussions with His Royal Highness Prince (HRH) Turki bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz, the President of Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) on Saudi Arabia's non-compliance with the Montreal Protocol. Environment is indeed a priority issue for Saudi Arabia . However the mechanism of implementation of the Montreal Protocol fell in the cracks of the heavy system there. The Action Plan to return to compliance, the need to strengthen the National Ozone Unit (NOU), ratification of Beijing and Montreal amendments and challenges of HCFC phase out, considering that Saudi Arabia is among the 10 largest HCFC consuming countries in...
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Partnership between UNEP OzonAction and Afghanistan

Would this be small step to solve the giant smuggling issue in Afghanistan? Bangkok, 23 March 2010 –When the problem is formidable, forming a partnership to address it is the best way to proceed. Today a rock solid  partnership was forged to combat the illegal trade in chemicals which destroy the earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to climate change. The partnership was cemented through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE) OzonAction Programme, Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) and Afghanistan’s Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance (ACD) at a ceremony held today at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand. Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented challenge in relation to illegal trade and security.  The smuggling of environmentally sensitive commodities such as ozone depleting chemicals has been a soft target for the...
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