for 15 June - 15 August 2007:
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol
in Developing Countries
Coordinator for this session: Jeremy
For responses to your questions, please scroll down.
As per the Montreal Protocol when will the refrigerant R22 be
phased out in Bahrain and by which year the import of this refrigerant
has to stop as per the Montreal Protocol?
As per the Montreal Protocol Article 5 Countries must freeze their
annual consumption from 2016 to the level of their 2015 consumption
until the year 2040 when the total phase out should occur. Bahrain
is classified as an Article 5 country meaning that you shall freeze
your consumption in 2016 and achieve total phase out in about 2040.
Your country should also stop the import of HCFC by 2040.
Please note that the Parties to the Montreal Protocol are currently
discussing a potential acceleration of the HCFC Phase out schedule,
so the 2040 date may change. This may be decided at the 19th Meeting
of Parties in September 2007.
For further assistance, please get in touch with our Regional Office
for West Asia (ROWA) Compliance
Assistance Programme team.
I wish to find out some documentation regards the time India
has committed for banning the use of R22 gases?
Our answer to the above question may partly answer your query.
In addition each country may have taken measures at national level
to further control production and consumption for various ODS including
Please contact the National Ozone Unit of India or our Regional
Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) Compliance
Assistance Programme team for country specific information.
What is the theme for 2007 World Ozone Day
C.P, South Africa
The theme for the 2007 Ozone day is: "Celebrating 20 years
of progress in 2007"
For more details please refere the following links: http://www.unep.fr/ozonaction/events/20thanniversary.htm
Can planting Trees have a direct impact in reducing the ozone
depleting substances in our stratosphere?
No unfortunately, tree planting does not have any impact on the
reduction of ODS in the stratotsphere.
The only contribution we can bring to the recovery of the ozone
layer is stop production and use and emission of specific Ozone
Depleting Substances listed in the Montereal Protcol (please refer
to the folowing links for details:
Of course tree planting will help prevent other envoronmental hazrads
such as global warming or desertification but this is outside our