ECA Network

OzoNews, Vol. XVII, 15 June 2017 Issue is available for download.

  1. Effects of Ozone Depletion Felt in the Tropics
  2. Visit OzonAction Information Booth at 39th OEWG
  3. The Ozone Secretariat is introducing a new system for the registration of delegates to the meetings of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol
  4. Key Greenhouse Gases Higher than Any Time over Last 800,000 Years
  5. Are You Committed? The Time to Act on Refrigerants is Now
  6. What are Ozone Depleting Substances on Ships?
  7. 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants
  8. Refrigerant Market by Type (HCFC, HFC, HFO, Isobutane, Propane, Ammonia, and CO2), Application (Refrigerators, Large-scale Refrigerators, Chillers, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps), Region - Global Forecast to 2022
  9. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol - Opportunities and Next Steps - OzonAction Video
  10. The Ozone Awards 2017: Call for Nominations
  11. ‘Korea Customs Service Organized a Green Customs Initiative Workshop to Interdict Environmentally Hazardous Substances and Endangered Species’
  12. Increased Risk of Ozone Loss Over the United States in Summer, Evidence Shows
  13. Greening Your Refrigerants — Saving the Ozone Layer and Saving Money
  14. European HFC Emissions Fall
  15. Use of Climate-Friendly Tech Rising - But Some Supermarkets In for a Nasty Surprise in 2018


What is sustainable cooling in the EU? A cross-sector perspective (Danfoss)


The first #WebinarWednesday of 2017 will be hosted by energy-efficiency company Danfoss, focusing on how the EU’s new heating and cooling strategy can lead to opportunities for sustainable cooling technology. It will bridge two significant events for the HVAC&R industry, the DecarbHeat Forum (11-12 May) and the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW; 19-25 June).

Alix Chambris, Head of Public Affairs at Danfoss; Ingo Wagner, Policy Manager at Euroheat & Power; Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of European Heat Pump Association (EHPA); and Christine Weiker, Secretary General of European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA) will offer their expert advice on how the EU's new heating and cooling strategy can lead to opportunities for sustainable cooling technology.

The webinar will specifically cover:

  • • What is sustainable cooling in the light of the DecarbHeat Forum and EU Sustainable energy week;
  •  Technology trends and analysis of the future opportunities in the EU;
  •  Public affairs trends: an update on policy in industrial and commercial refrigeration markets;
  •  What is next for cooling: how can the industry can get involved?

Participants registration is on this page.


Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries conference was held on April 6–8, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference was organized by UNEP, ASHRAE, IIR and UNIDO, with support of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works.

Presentations of the Conference are now available for download here.


When: June 22–23, 2017

Where: Klostergut Paradies, Shaffhausen (Switzerland)

Registration deadline: June 13, 2017

We gladly invite you to our eurammon Symposium Small Applications <200 kW with Natural Refrigerants, taking place June 22 – 23, 2017 in CH-Schaffhausen.

Operators, planners, manufacturers and interested expert visitors will meet at the eurammon symposium. Small applications for refrigeration and HVAC that are operated with natural refrigerants will be the focus of the event. This year´s highlight will be the use of hydrocarbons.

Besides valuable information about statutory regulations, energy efficiency and specific requirements for the safe use of natural refrigerants, the participants will get a fascinating insight into successful practical examples that will be presented by international experts.

Additionally, an interactive workshop for all participants will take place. 

More info on Eurammon site.


On 14 February 2017, the Alicante Provincial Court convicted the owner of a refrigerant cylinder containing 12 kg of R22 to a 3-month prison sentence, a fine of 6 Euros per day during a period of 6 months (more than 1000 Euros) and prohibited the involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air-conditioning during a period of 3 years. The R22 refrigerant cylinder was offered on Internet and seized by undercover staff of SEPRONA in the surroundings of Alicante on 21 May 2014. SEPRONA operated under the order of the Environmental Public Prosecutor’s Office in Madrid. A court case initiated and the accused person pledged guilty.

On 9 January 2017, the Madrid Provincial Court convicted a former company owner to a 6-month prison sentence, a fine and prohibited the involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air-conditioning during a period of 6 years. The person had offered a refrigerant cylinder containing 60 kg of R22 on Internet.

Informal sources from a European Union country detected 40 advertisements of R22 on Internet which are currently being investigated. As of 2015 the placing on the market of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs such as R22) for the maintenance or servicing of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment is prohibited in the European Union.