LOCALLY PRODUCED CHILDREN'S CLOTHING WITH INFORMATIVE LABELS
«MANKAN» TOYS WITH INFORMATIVE LABELS
STANDARDS IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING Round Table Discussion

"TWO-FOLDED LIFE" BY THE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST LUSINE TOROSYAN

LAUNCHING OF THE COLORING BOOK AND INFORMATIVE POSTER
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY 2015
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TRAININGS FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM NEARBY COMMUNITIES OF SPECIAL PROTECTED AREAS (SPA) 2016
"EVEN THESE METALLIC PROBLEMS HAVE THEIR MELODRAMATIC SIDE". OSCAR WILDE
TRAINING OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY 2015
REGIONAL AWARENESS RAISING IN PRE-SCHOOL INSTITUTIONS
THE OZONE LAYER IS A NATURAL SHIELD PROTECTING US FROM THE HARMFUL UV-RADIATION
A HEALTHY ATMOSPHERE, THE FUTURE WE WANT
NOW: PUMPS AND ALTERNATIVE PROPELLANTS USING HYDROCARBONS ARE BEING USED

THEN: CFCs WERE THE PROPELLANT USED IN VARIOUS SPRAY CANS.

INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY CELEBRATIONS. YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2012
INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY CELEBRATIONS. YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2014

Montreal Protocol Parties Devise Way Forward to Protect Climate Ahead of Paris COP21

- See more at: http://unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=26854&ArticleID=35543&l=en#sthash.mZA3rZNY.dpuf NOU SPECIAL AWARD AT THE 7th AND 8th PAN-ARMENIAN PAINTING CONTES

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HVACR SECTOR

The National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Environment with the support of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure is launching a series of workshops in all 10 provinces of Armenia and Yerevan dedicated to the energy efficiency of HVACR equipment. Kigali Amendment, ratified by the Republic of Armenia on 27 March, provides an opportunity to address challenging energy efficiency issues when shifting to ozone-friendly substances.

The workshops will be attended by the experts in the field of refrigeration, representatives from territorial governance and local self-government bodies responsible for environmental and energy (energy efficiency) sectors.

During the meetings following manuals will be presented:

  • «The Importance of EnergyEfficiency in the Refrigeration,Air-conditioningand Heat Pump Sectors» (English, Armenian)
  • «The Potential to Improvethe Energy Efficiency ofRefrigeration, Air-conditioningand Heat Pumps» (English, Armenian)
  • «Delivering More EfficientRefrigeration, Air-conditioningand Heat Pumps: Policy,Financing and Investment» (English, Armenian)

 

9 June 2019
Gegharkunik province, Gavar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 July 2019
Kotayk province, Hrazdan


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS WITH HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

At the initiative of the National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Environment of Armenia, two meetings with the lecturers of  the Environmental course  and/or related subjects of higher educational institutions of Armenia were convened on 25 and 28 June 2019.

     

 The meetings were attended by representatives of 17 universities and various departments of the Ministry, and covered such issues as the reflection of various environmental issues including the ozone layer protection in the curricula as well as internships and other related issues in this area.  

The lecturers presented the methodologies of subjects that are taught in their educational institutions, the deficiencies in the field and made constructive proposals. Employees of the Ministry expressed willingness to provide the necessary consultations when and if required.

   

At the end of the meeting a number of cooperation proposals were presented both by the representatives of the ministry and higher educational institutions, one of which was immediately taken into action. 

The meetings became a cooperation platform for establishing contacts between the higher education institutions and the ministry, which should be kept vivid.  

 

WORLD REFRIGERATION DAY

On 26 June 2019 the World Refrigeration Day was celebrated for the first time worldwide and in Armenia. The National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Environment of Armenia in conjunction with «Zvartnots» International Airport organized a study visit for the members of the Refrigeration Association of Armenia to celebrate the day.

Taking into account the progressive steps taken by «Zvartnots» International Airport in HVAC&R sector, such as modern refrigeration and air conditioning systems and ISO 500001 standard applied by the company, over 30 members of the  Refrigeration Association of Armenia and other invited guests were given the opportunity to get exposed to the policy and experience of the airport. Women representatives from the RAC sector also attended the event.


The meeting started from the «Cargo» Terminal where the participants visited cold storages with variable temperature regimes and learned about the installation and maintenance practices. In the mechanical room of the new terminal the significance of the installed boilers, steam boilers, chillers and cooling towers was presented, and in the basement, the specifics of the equipment performance was revealed.

The study tour was conducted by Mr. Artur Mkrtchyan, responsible for HVAC&R sector at «Zvartnots» International Airport.


MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION OF UKRAINE

On 24 June, 2019 the National Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Environment of Armenia hosted a delegation of Ukraine. The general goal of the study visit was therefore to get exposed to the experience of the Republic of Armenia in ozone layer protection and present  the  relevant activity of the Ukrainian part. Deputy Minister Irina Ghaplanyan touched upon the sectorial aspects of the two countries, expressing hope that the visit would be mutually beneficial and efficient.

During the QA Session the participants were provided with information on the legal framework of the sector, the financial aspects and the logistics base. In the second part of the meeting a professional visit was paid to the Yerevan Brandy Company, where the participants got exposed to the company’s experience in shifting away from ozone depleting substances ahead of the national regulations and the application of cooling systems operating according to the European standards. Visitors to the factory were accompanied by the deputy chief engineer and the refrigeration systems operator who presented their experience accordingly.

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA RATIFIED THE KIGALI AMENDMENT

On 27 March, 2019 the National Assembly ratified the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer presented by the First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Irina Ghaplyanyan.
Kigali Amendment is the fifth amendment to the Montreal Protocol which came into force on 1 January, 2019. This amendment adds to the list of substances controlled by the Protocol hydrocarbons (HFCs) which being very potent and long-lived greenhouse gases contribute to climate change.
Phase-down of HFCs is expected to prevent the emissions of up to 105 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gases, helping to avoid up to 0.5 degree Celsius of global temperature rise by 2100 while protecting the ozone layer.
Implementing measures envisaged by the Protocol Armenia will continue to contribute to the ozone layer and climate protection.
Armenia became the 70th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment.

 

REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
LAW ON RATIFICATION OF THE KIGALI AMENDMENT OF THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL «ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER»

 

 

REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
LAW ON RATIFICATION OF THE KIGALI AMENDMENT OF THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL «ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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