Earth’s protective layer is healing

There’s good news to report about the environment. The Earth’s ozone is set to fully recover within the next four decades. A new United Nations report indicates efforts to reduce chemicals that eat into that protective layer of Earth’s atmosphere are paying off.

The future of heat pumps

Europe have the deep global energy crisis. Among the host of measures countries are taking in response to the crisis, heat pumps are one of the most important long-term solutions widely available today to reduce natural gas use for heating, improve energy security, keep consumers’ energy bills affordable, and make progress on reducing emissions.

What we can learn from a healing Ozone layer

On the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, it is fitting that you have returned to the city where it all began. Congratulations to all Parties and others involved for carrying out a repair job on a planetary scale. The ozone layer is now healing. Your work has delivered so many benefits, by both protecting the planet from UV radiation and slowing climate change.

50 years of UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. Founded in 1972 following the landmark UN Conference on the Human Environment, UNEP was conceived to monitor the state of the environment, inform policy making with science and coordinate responses to the world’s environmental challenges.

Promoting climate friendly ways to cool down

In countries with high ambient temperatures, air-conditioning is not a luxury: it is a necessity. In 2013, the project, “Promoting low global warming potential refrigerants for air-conditioning sectors in high ambient temperature countries (PRAHA)” was approved by the Multilateral Fund with UNIDO and UNEP as the implementing agencies.