COPA Events


Learn more about the events and meetings organized by the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance. To register for any of the listed events, please fill out the registration form below each description. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about upcoming events.

Upcoming COPA events and meetings are listed in the calender below


11 July 2024
English Event

OEWG46 Side Event
Accelerating the destruction of ODS waste: an open discussion on the role and lessons-learned of the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance

13:00 - 15:00 UTC-4

We cordially invite all COPA members to a COPA side event at OEWG46! 

Accelerating the destruction of ODS waste: an open discussion on the role and lessons-learned of the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance


The side event seeks to reflect on the important role of COPA as well as on the lessons learned after two years of its operation. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and GIZ invite to debate how different aspects such as technology, regulatory frameworks, and financial mechanisms have been addressed in different contexts and countries. Success stories will be shared to encourage and inform new initiatives.



Moderation: Bruns, Maria-Theresa GIZ/ Mr. Yunrui ZHOU, UNIDO / Ms. Ellen Michel, GIZ

Welcome coffee


Session 1: Policy framework, technology and financial mechanism for the sustainable ODS/HFC Banks Management

Moderator: Ms. Bruns, Maria-Theresa, GIZ


Welcome Remarks

Mr. Adnan Atwa, UNIDO

The Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance: from vision to action including Highlights video

Ms. Ellen Michel, GIZ

ODS/HFC Reclamation and Destruction Technologies

Mr. Yunrui Zhou, UNIDO

Policy Framework for the Promotion of Sustainable ODS/HFC Banks Management

Ms. Irene Papst, HEAT GmbH

Financing Mechanisms to enable ODS/HFC Banks Management

Mr. Laurent Guegan, Climalife


Session 2: Panel discussion on challenges and lessons learned for the preparation of national inventories of waste-controlled substances and development of a national action plan

Moderator: Mr. Yunrui Zhou


Q&A with the audience

Mr. Ezzat Lewis, Egypt

Mr. Tapio Reinikainen, Finland

Mr. Youssef Hammami, Tunisia

Ms. Sezin Sönmez Erbas, Türkiye

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Ms. Ellen Michel, GIZ