OzoNews Volume XIX - 15-30 April 2019

United Nations Environment Programme (2019-04-30)

In this issue: 1. Statements by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, at his joint press conference with Mr Xi Jinping, President of China, Mrs Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, and Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (excerpts) 2. Weighing consumer safety versus climate action 3. ASHRAE/UNEP Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Innovation Award 4. The IIR launches a Call to Action for World Refrigeration Day 5. ASHRAE and IIR establish new definitions of five refrigeration keywords 6. Countries in Africa and Asia strengthen local cooperation to prevent illegal trade of ozone depleting substances 7. Costa Rica: Around 50 participants from 17 countries participated at a RAC technology road show and the regional GCI network meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean 8. Washington state legislature passes HFC-reduction bill 9. $2m funding for low-GWP refrigerant research 10. Ammonia/CO2 Refrigeration Systems - US EPA GreenChill upcoming webinar 11.Cambodia builds momentum to address HFC phase-down 12. UN Environment OzonAction organized the 8th China Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable in Shanghai 13. Cleaner future: Kigali Amendment a significant opportunity to live up to the promise of a better environment 14. Record 25-tonne seizure in Poland of illegal climate-harming HFC refrigerants 15. Environmental Impact Of Refrigerants - Report by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)

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