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Latest COPA news are listed below
COPA invited all its members to join the COPA Study Trip to production, destruction and recycling facilities of cooling appliances in Germany as well as Brussels in Belgium, the EU’s capital.
This study highlights the need for coordinated global action to address short-lived ODS and HFCs, estimating significant emissions from these substances, and empasizes that strong national policy frameworks can help manage these emissions, contributing to climate targets and ozone layer recovery.Read More
This report summarizes information on the conditions, challenges, available technologies,
and current state of ODS/HFC reclamation and destruction practices in Article
On 16th of September, the World Ozone Day 2023, we celebrate the achievements of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change.Read More
On World Ozone Day 2023, COPA is celebrating the achievements of the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment together with the world community.Read More
65 participants, 11 speakers, 19 countries, 5 thematic sessions – COPA’s first Plenary Meeting from 20th – 21st June 2023 was a great success! The agenda covered policy, finance, and technology cases, along with insightful updates on country activities and a warm welcome to the new Steering Committee.Read More
COPA's first plenary session (online) will be held June 20-21, 2023. for alliance members only. The objective of this session is to introduce the steering committee, provide an opportunity for our members to connect with each other and finally to present some of the ongoing pilot projects and the progress of the working groups .Read More
On May 9th, COPA hosted a webinar for National Ozone Officers and representatives of implementing agencies.The aim was to present COPA's objectives and the efforts of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) to address ODS and HFC banks, and to identify COPA’s synergies with the MLF funded action on ODS and HFC banks management.Read More
On May 9, 2023, the updated version of the Guideline to Conduct an Inventory of Used or Unwanted Controlled Substances: ODS and HFC banks was released. in the framework of the webinar: Sustainable ODS and HFC banks management through complementary action of the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance to the Multilateral Fund, it was officially announcedRead More
On 3rd May 2023, the second meeting of the thematic working group (TWG) on technology solutions for ODS and HFC recovery, reclamation and destruction took place.Read More
On 12 November 2022 the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance was introduced to interested participants of the Conference of Parties in Sharm el-Sheikh. The hybrid event was organized by GIZ with kind support from EIA and IETA, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
On 2 November 2022 the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance was presented to interested participants of the Meeting of the Parties in Montreal. The event was jointly organized by UNDP, UNIDO, Tradewater, and GIZ, who are all members of the Alliance, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action.Read More
On 21 July 2022, around 160 participants, representing different countries and organizations, took part in the virtual COPA soft launch.Read More
On 27.07.2022 the kick-off meeting for COPA in Ghana took place as a physical workshop.
The aim of this workshop was to introduce COPA to the relevant local stakeholders and to discuss potential ways of organizing ODS destruction in Ghana.Read More
On May 26, 2022 at 12:10 pm (EST) a virtual workshop was held on: Raising greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation ambition in the cooling sector by aligning Montreal Protocol and Paris Agreement agenda. The workshop was part of the agenda of the annual Innovate4Climate (I4C) conference.Read More
GIZ and UNIDO launched the 1st Thematic Working Group (TWG) under the COPA initiative, focusing on technology solutions for ODS and HFC recovery, reclamation and destruction.Read More