The Arctic & the Ozone Layer: Stabilizing our environment and climate. In 2011, extremely low ozone levels were recorded in the Arctic region. This episode in the North Pole - the Arctic - has triggered concerns on the trend of the ozone layer's recovery, expected to fully happen by mid century. With the support of the Government of Norway, UNEP is investigating the causes of this depletion and the scieintific explanations for such an unexpected episode in the Arctic. This 16-minute documentary reports the impacts on the region's ecosystem and the foreseen risks of the changes in the Arctic that may affect human life also in mid-latitudes. This video output is jointly branded by the WMO (World Meteorological organisation) and brings to light some of the so much discussed inter-linkages between the climate and ozone issues on the voices of internationally know scientists.
As a follow-up to, and extension of, the Bangkok Technology Conference, held in July 2012, the CCAC organised in December 2012 the Commercial Refrigeration Technology Forum to provide more detailed and focussed information on the technical, financial and environmental aspects of some of the key low-GWP, energy-efficient alternative technologies that are available or emerging in the commercial refrigeration sector, in order to help assess their potential applicability in developing countries and build confidence that low-GWP refrigeration technology is commercially viable and already being used in different markets. This workshop was targeted at the key government representatives in developing countries in charge of implementing the HCFC phase-out in their countries.