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Event re­cor­ding: How to suc­cess­ful­ly com­bi­ne ODS pha­se-out and ear­ly ac­tions on HFC?

Event - OEWG & MOP , 27 July 2020, 11:41am UTC

Ex­pe­ri­ences from La­tin-Ame­ri­ca and the Car­ri­be­an within the SPODS project were presented during this virtual OEWG42 side event. 

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Recording in English (Spanish version below)

In 2017, representatives of the National Ozone Units from Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Grenada, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela came together to take on a common challenge: Avoiding the use of highly warming HFCs in their refrigeration and air conditioning sectors when phasing out ODS.

How well has this worked so far? What lessons can we learn from their experience? Find out more in this virtual panel discussion! SPODS partners share their experiences from various activities such as refrigerant grade hydrocarbon production, trainings for technicians on the safe handling of natural refrigerants and the development of mitigation strategies.

The panel discussion was held in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Both recordings are available on this website. 

Date / Duration
27 July 2020, 11:41am UTC

Recording in spanish

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Recording in Spanish (English version above)



Welcome RemarksArno Kaschl (EU)
About SPODSMónica Silva González (GIZ)

Panel Discussion:

How can we successfully combine ODS phase-out and early actions on HFC? Experience from Latin-America and the Carribean within the SPODS project

Edwin Dickson, UNDP, Colombia

Leslie Smith, National Ozone Unit Grenada

Ignacio Vázquez, National Ozone Unit Mexico

Questions & AnswersSpakers and Participants

Facilitators: Mónica Silva González, Maria Carolina Velez, Janna Breitfeld (GIZ)

Organisers: European Commission and GIZ Proklima on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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