‘Ozone2Climate Technology’ Roadshow Organised

In a first, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, along with the UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme, organized an “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow, post Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, on the sidelines of the South Asia National Ozone Officers Annual Network Meeting 2017 in Agra.

The Technology Roadshow was organized for the first time as part of the annual network meeting for Ozone Officers of South Asia.

The “Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow” had 13 exhibitors that promoted ozone and climate-friendly alternative technologies to HCFCs and HFCs in the refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) sector.

The Technology Roadshow showcased current refrigeration and air conditioning equipment designed to be more energy efficient, hence with a double benefit of saving money for consumers, and with a much lower impact on the environment.

Over 200 refrigerant technicians, ozone officers, business representatives and government officials attended the Roadshow.

Along with the Technology Roadshow, UN Environment is also organising the annual network meeting for South Asia Ozone Officers in May 2017. The meeting focused on current policy and technology updates on ozone and climate friendly alternatives to HCFCs and HFCs specifically post-Kigali amendment, linking the HCFC phase out to future HFC phase down, the implications of Kigali amendment for the network countries and challenges and opportunities from a policy and technology perspective.