Atmosphere

Climate and Clean Air Coalition Initiative Launched [viewed]

16 February 2012: The US, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico and Sweden, with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), have launched the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, which aims to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane.

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Quito Declaration Addresses Climate Issues [viewed]

6 February 2012: During the 18th Session of the Forum of Environment Ministers (FME18) of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, in Quito, Ecuador, climate issues featured frequently in the FME's 31 January-1 February 2012 Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts and 2-3 February Ministerial Segment.

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IEA Releases Guide to Policy Makers on Carbon Capture and Storage [viewed]

IEAJanuary 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled "A Policy Strategy for Carbon Capture and Storage," which serves as a guide to policy makers to support the development of national and international policy on carbon capture and storage (CCS), both conventional fossil fuel CCS and bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).  

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Event: Montreal Protocol Chemicals Technical Options Committee (CTOC) [viewed]

This annual meeting of the CTOC will consider the use of chemicals under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties.  

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Event: Annual Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Halons Technical Options Committee [viewed]

This annual meeting of the Halons Technical Options Committee (HTOC) will address the use of halons under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties (MOP).  

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Event: Annual Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Medical Technical Options Committee [viewed]

This annual meeting of the Medical Technical Options Committee (MTOC) will consider issues related to the use of metered-dose inhalers under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties (MOP).  

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Event: Montreal Protocol Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and Task Force on Decision XXIII/10 [viewed]

This meeting of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and the Task Force on Decision XXIII/10 (Updating the nomination and operational processes of the TEAP) will consider technical information related to the alternative technologies employed and to the work of the various technical options committees (TOCs).  

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Event: 32nd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

The 32nd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-32) will prepare decision for consideration at the 24th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol.  

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Event: 66th Meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) to the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

At this meeting, the ExCom is expected to approve expenditure to support projects and activities in member countries.  

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Event: Montreal Protocol Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) (Structures and Commodities) [viewed]

This annual meeting of the MBTOC will address issues related to methyl bromide under the Montreal Protocol, and make recommendations to the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties.  

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