Tagged on: Asia and the Pacific

OzonAction Hosts the Ozone Officers’ Network Meeting for Pacific Islands Countries in Bangkok
United Nations Environment Programme

Government officers responsible for compliance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in the Pacific Islands gathered in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand from 9-12 April 2017 to exchange experiences and plan their next steps under this landmark multilateral environmental agreement. The Network Meeting of National Ozone Officers (NOOs) of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Officers was organized by UN Environment’s OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in collaboration with the Government of Thailand.


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2017
Twenty first Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan: Report of the Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme

The 21st NOWPAP intergovernmental meeting was held on 23-24 November 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The major goal of this meeting is to start discussing NOWPAP future that has to be connected to the evolving global and regional oceans agenda. Proposed for the meeting Mid-term Strategy 2018-2023 and its implementation plan utilize a holistic approach to tackle multiple regional challenges and make several important suggestions on how to revitalize and expand NOWPAP partnership.


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2017
Report of the Twenty-third Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)
United Nations Environment Programme

Report of the Twenty-third Intergovernmental Meeting of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)


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2017
2017 International Maritime Disasters Conference
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan
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2017
Meeting Report of the 13th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Twenty-second Intergovernmental Meeting of Northwest Pacific Action Plan: Report of the Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Global Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Determined to Support Kigali Amendment
United Nations Environment Programme

The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Executive Director of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim called on the refrigeration and air conditioning industry to join the fight against climate change through the full implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In his video message to the Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable on 13 April 2017 in Shanghai, China, he said, “The Kigali Amendment shows industry the direction.


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2017
The Meeting Report of the 15th NOWPAP DINRAC Focal Points Meeting
Data and Information Network Regional Activity Centre (DINRAC), United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
Foresight Briefs
The Changing Aral Sea - Foresight Brief No. 003 - October 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest inland lake. Its hydrological balance is strongly determined by inflows from the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers which are fed by glacial melt waters from the southwestern Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan and the Tien Shan Mountains that border Kyrgyzstan and China. Research indicated the Aral Sea would eventually split into two by 2030. However, re-engineering along the Syr Darya River delta in the Small Aral Sea has shown the possibilities of deliberate intervention.


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2017
Report of the 20th NOWPAP MERRAC Focal Points Meeting & the 12th Competent National Authorities Meeting
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017