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Reducing ozone depletion

Reducing ozone depletion

The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The phase out is planned via a timetable. For example, the substance hydro chlorofluorocarbon has a first deadline of 2015 and a final phase-out by 2030.

In its daily work, UNIDO focuses on cost-effective ways to reduce ozone-depleting substances such as freons, halons and chlorofluorocarbons, in the areas of refrigeration, plastic foams, halons, solvents, fumigants and aerosol.

Once the government of a developing country identifies a company that requires assistance in eliminating an ozone depleting substance that originates during the production cycle, it approaches UNIDO with a request to find a solution and introduce a more advance technological process in line with international standards.

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UNIDO Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO Sustainable Energy for All

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Improving industrial energy efficiency is key to sustainable industrial development worldwide but especially in the rapidly developing countries of the Global South. It will help realize the global green economy and green industries. Investing in energy-efficient technologies, systems, processes, training and upgrading of skills must underpin low-carbon green growth, according to UNIDO’s Director-General Kandeh Yumkella.

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The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project

The Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project is an ecosystem based effort to assist countries adjacent to the Guinea Current Ecosystem to achieve environmental and resource sustainability. This would be accomplished by shifting from short-term sector by sector driven management objectives to a longer-term perspective and from managing commodities to sustaining the production potential for ecosystem-wide goods and services.

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