ECA Network

In preparation of International Ozone Day on 16 September 2017 and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, please see the below message of Ms. Tina Birmpili, the Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat. Check out the OzoneHeroes website, read the comic and take the quiz to discover your superpower.


Photo contest on "Ozone layer protection" category and on "Climate projection category" is over. Congratulations to the organizers for their dedicated work and to the winners and photographers of the international photo contest in particular those from the Europe and Central Asia Region: Armenia, Macedonia FYR and Uzbekistan.

The winning photos were selected from nearly 300 photos from all over the world (see: ). Please note that there is a copyright on these photos.


Dear colleagues,

Please take a few minutes to review the pre-selected ozone layer and climate protection photos and to vote for your favorite ones. You can vote for one photo in the ozone layer protection category and for one photo in the climate projection category:

1) Go to and click on "Enter online voting"
2) Then choose category "Climate change in my eyes" and select your favorite photo.
3) Then choose category "Ozone Layer and I" and select your favorite photo.

These 105 photos from 38 countries were pre-selected out of 285 photos received in total. The international photo contest has been organized to raise public awareness on climate change and ozone layer protection issues, and to promote careful attitude towards the environment around the world. For more detailed information, please refer to the website and the attachments.

The deadline for Internet voting is 29 August 2017.

Enjoy ... there are really nice and impressive photos.


The whole UNEP set of Kigali fact sheets is now available from the OzonAction website.

  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 1 Introduction to the Kigali Amendment 
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 2 Current use of HCFCs and HFCs
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 3 on GWP and CO2 equivalents
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 4 on low GWP fluids and technologies
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 5 on baseline and phase-down timetable
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 6 on HFC phase-down strategy
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 7 on legislation and administration
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 8 on stakeholder engagement
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 9 on high ambient temperature
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 10 on flammability
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 11 on barriers to implementation
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 12 on interaction with policy measures
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 13 on benefits of rapid action
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 14 on glossary and references
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 1 on introduction to the Kigali Amendment
  • • UNEnv Kigali fact sheet 2 on current use of HCFCs and HFCs


Please find attached the flyer on the UN Environment / ASHRAE e-learning course on refrigerants literacy. The course takes about 4.5 hours and is specifically designed for non-specialists in refrigeration and air-conditioning. It is free-of-charge and you will receive a certificate after passing the examination. In order to enroll, please contact Ms. Manal Aabed (Ова адреса ел. поште је заштићена од спамботова. Омогућите JavaScript да бисте је видели.) with copy to Mr. Ayman Eltalouny (Ова адреса ел. поште је заштићена од спамботова. Омогућите JavaScript да бисте је видели.).