This year, we celebrate 35 years of the Vienna Convention and 35 years of global ozone layer protection. Life on Earth would not be possible without sunlight. But the energy emanating from the sun would be too much for life on Earth to thrive were it not for the ozone layer. This stratospheric layer shields continue reading : Ozone for Life: 35 years of Ozone Layer Protection
As part of the 2020 celebrations for the World Refrigeration Day (WRD); the WRD Secretariat, ASHRAE, European Partnership for Energy and Environment (EPEE), the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and UNEP OzonAction are jointly raising the awareness of the importance of the Cold Chain sector and its vital continue reading : World Refrigeration Day Partners release the Cold Chain 4 Life Celebration Kit
An ozone hole that formed over the Arctic this spring and eventually grew into the largest ever recorded there has closed. Scientists who were tracking the hole at Copernicus’ Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) made the announcement late last week, noting the “rather unusual” hole was caused not by human activity but a particularly strong Arctic continue reading : The largest-ever Arctic ozone hole developed this spring. Now, scientists say it’s closed.
One of the important requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is that from 1st January 2019 (or two years later if required) an import and export licencing system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) needs to be in place in each country that is Party to the Amendment. This applies to both Article 5 and continue reading : Cheat Sheet – Proposed Additional HS Code Sub-Headings for HFCs in Advance of the 2022 HS Code Update
Under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer countries are committed to phase out controlled ozone depleting substances (ODS), and those countries that have already ratified the Kigali Amendment arecommitted to phase down controlled hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to specific schedules. One of the primary ways that countries implement these commitments is through continue reading : Dealing with Seized ODS – Options for Article 5 Countries
Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting in the smallest ozone hole observed since 1982, NASA and NOAA scientists reported today. The annual ozone hole reached its peak extent of 6.3 million square miles (16. 4 million square kilometers) on Sept. 8, and then continue reading : 2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery