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Photo contest on "Ozone layer protection" category and on "Climate projection category" is over. Congratulations to the organizers for their dedicated work and to the winners and photographers of the international photo contest in particular those from the Europe and Central Asia Region: Armenia, Macedonia FYR and Uzbekistan.

The winning photos were selected from nearly 300 photos from all over the world (see: ). Please note that there is a copyright on these photos.


Dear colleagues,

Please take a few minutes to review the pre-selected ozone layer and climate protection photos and to vote for your favorite ones. You can vote for one photo in the ozone layer protection category and for one photo in the climate projection category:

1) Go to and click on "Enter online voting"
2) Then choose category "Climate change in my eyes" and select your favorite photo.
3) Then choose category "Ozone Layer and I" and select your favorite photo.

These 105 photos from 38 countries were pre-selected out of 285 photos received in total. The international photo contest has been organized to raise public awareness on climate change and ozone layer protection issues, and to promote careful attitude towards the environment around the world. For more detailed information, please refer to the website and the attachments.

The deadline for Internet voting is 29 August 2017.

Enjoy ... there are really nice and impressive photos.


The whole UNEP set of Kigali fact sheets is now available from the OzonAction website.

  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 1 Introduction to the Kigali Amendment 
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 2 Current use of HCFCs and HFCs
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 3 on GWP and CO2 equivalents
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 4 on low GWP fluids and technologies
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 5 on baseline and phase-down timetable
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 6 on HFC phase-down strategy
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 7 on legislation and administration
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 8 on stakeholder engagement
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 9 on high ambient temperature
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 10 on flammability
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 11 on barriers to implementation
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 12 on interaction with policy measures
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 13 on benefits of rapid action
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 14 on glossary and references
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 1 on introduction to the Kigali Amendment
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 2 on current use of HCFCs and HFCs


Please find attached the flyer on the UN Environment / ASHRAE e-learning course on refrigerants literacy. The course takes about 4.5 hours and is specifically designed for non-specialists in refrigeration and air-conditioning. It is free-of-charge and you will receive a certificate after passing the examination. In order to enroll, please contact Ms. Manal Aabed (Ова адреса ел. поште је заштићена од спамботова. Омогућите JavaScript да бисте је видели.) with copy to Mr. Ayman Eltalouny (Ова адреса ел. поште је заштићена од спамботова. Омогућите JavaScript да бисте је видели.).


OzoNews, Vol. XVII, 15 June 2017 Issue is available for download.

  1. Effects of Ozone Depletion Felt in the Tropics
  2. Visit OzonAction Information Booth at 39th OEWG
  3. The Ozone Secretariat is introducing a new system for the registration of delegates to the meetings of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol
  4. Key Greenhouse Gases Higher than Any Time over Last 800,000 Years
  5. Are You Committed? The Time to Act on Refrigerants is Now
  6. What are Ozone Depleting Substances on Ships?
  7. 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants
  8. Refrigerant Market by Type (HCFC, HFC, HFO, Isobutane, Propane, Ammonia, and CO2), Application (Refrigerators, Large-scale Refrigerators, Chillers, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps), Region - Global Forecast to 2022
  9. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol - Opportunities and Next Steps - OzonAction Video
  10. The Ozone Awards 2017: Call for Nominations
  11. ‘Korea Customs Service Organized a Green Customs Initiative Workshop to Interdict Environmentally Hazardous Substances and Endangered Species’
  12. Increased Risk of Ozone Loss Over the United States in Summer, Evidence Shows
  13. Greening Your Refrigerants — Saving the Ozone Layer and Saving Money
  14. European HFC Emissions Fall
  15. Use of Climate-Friendly Tech Rising - But Some Supermarkets In for a Nasty Surprise in 2018