Annual meeting of the regional ozone network for Europe & Central Asia, Yerevan, Armenia, 26-28 May 2015
The annual meeting of the Regional Ozone Network for Europe & Central Asia (ECA network) was held in Yerevan, Armenia, 26-28 May 2015. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and UNEP’s OzonAction Programme in cooperation with UNDP Armenia. The meeting was opened by his Excellency Mr. Aramais Grigorian, Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia and Mr. Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia. The 65 meeting participants included National Ozone Officers and refrigeration & air-conditioning (RAC) experts from some 20 countries from Europe & Central Asia (including CEIT countries), representatives of the secretariats, implementing agencies, international organizations, academia, private sector and bilateral partners.
The topics of the ECA network meeting focused on accident prevention and emergency preparedness in refrigeration & air-conditioning(RAC) systems, technology innovation in the RAC sector, supermarket refrigeration, new refrigerants and blends, HCFC phase-out strategies, legislation & policy setting, vocational training & certification, highlights of selected international conferences, Montreal Protocol related decisions, policies & compliance issues and the future work programme & priorities of the ECA network.