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Workshop on Safety Standards Relevant to the Safe Use of Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternatives to Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and 39th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 39) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

10-14 July 2017 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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A view of UNCC, venue of OEWG 39

A view of UNCC, venue of OEWG 39

Montreal Protocol 30th Anniversary and International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer The Workshop on Safety Standards Relevant to the Safe Use of Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Alternatives to Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will convene on 10 July 2017 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by the Thirty-ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 39) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, from 11-14 July 2017.

The Workshop was mandated by the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol, held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2016. Its conclusions will be presented to OEWG 39 for further consideration and discussion by the parties.

Beyond routine Working Group preparations for the next MOP, such as considering nominations for essential-use exemptions (EUEs) and critical-use exemptions (CUEs), OEWG 39 will work on several issues linked to the implementation of the Protocol amendment on HFCs adopted at MOP 28 (“Kigali Amendment”). OEWG 39 also will discuss follow-up to MOP decision XXVIII/3 (“Kigali Decision on Energy Efficiency”), namely identifying energy efficiency opportunities in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sectors related to a transition to climate-friendly alternatives.

The meeting also is due to launch discussions on the Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment for 2018-2020.

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Specific funding for coverage of the Workshop on the Safety Standards Relevant to the Safe Use of Low-GWP Alternatives to HFCs and OEWG 39, has been provided by the European Union (EU)
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