The Montreal Protocol started life as a global agreement to protect the ozone layer, a job it has done well, making it one of the most successful environmental agreements to date. A united global effort to phase out ozone-depleting substances means that, today, the hole in the ozone layer is healing, in turn protecting human continue reading : Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool
World Refrigeration Day celebrates the people and technologies responsible for creating and maintaining the world we live in, a world dependent upon temperature-controlled environments. Centered around June 26, the event is supported globally by industry, professional groups, scientific and engineering associations, as well as by governments and individuals. The WRD 21 campaign will focus on continue reading : Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World
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