Atmosphere

US, India to Convene Joint Task Force on Hydrofluorocarbons [viewed]

23 February 2011: During a workshop on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) convened by the US and India on 18 February 2011, the two countries agreed to convene a joint task force to examine approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging HFCs.

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Multilateral Fund Releases Summary of Executive Committee's Decisions at 62nd Meeting [viewed]

18 January 2011: The Secretariat of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol has released a summary of the most significant decisions and discussions taken at its 62nd meeting. The Executive Committee approved 86 investment projects and work programme activities in 50 countries at a total value of US$38,313,126, plus support costs of US$8,601,535.

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Event: The Arctic as a Messenger for Global Processes—Climate Change and Pollution [viewed]

This meeting, which is co-organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), will consider pollution of the Arctic and climate change and its impacts on the Arctic Cryosphere.  

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UNEP and UNOPS Develop Sustainable Vehicles Procurement Guidelines [viewed]

25 January 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have cooperated with Fleet Forum to develop guidelines on sustainable procurement of vehicles for the UN.

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Event: 46th Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-Compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

This meeting will consider issues related to non-compliance and parties' returning to compliance.  

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Event: 47th Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

This meeting will consider issues related to non-compliance and parties' returning to compliance.  

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Ozone Secretariat Releases 2010 Scientific Assessment Report [viewed]

January 2011: The Ozone Secretariat has released the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010, which presents new and stronger evidence of the effect of stratospheric ozone changes on the Earth's surface climate, and of the effects of climate change on stratospheric ozone.

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Ozone Secretariat Releases Report on Ozone Depletion and Climate Change [viewed]

4 January 2010: The Ozone Secretariat has released a report of the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, titled "Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2010 Assessment."

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UNECE Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention Tackles Black Carbon [viewed]

22 December 2010: The 28th meeting of the Executive Body of the Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention (LRTAP) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 13-17 December 2010. Participants discussed the expansion of the scope of the Convention to tackle black carbon, among other items.

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Event: 65th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

This meeting of the Executive Committee is expected to, among other things, consider funding requests to the Multilateral Fund for activities to implement the requirements of the Montreal Protocol.  

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