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  • International events: HCFCs

    A national conference on HCFCs took place in Algiers, Algeria, on March 18, 2008, organized by Mr Ahmed Chikouche, Delegate of Algeria to the IIR, in order to raise the awareness of decision-makers and to discuss HCFC replacement solutions in...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Focus by Didier Coulomb

    As we announced in the latest issue of the Newsletter, this special issue on the environment was prepared jointly with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2007 is a very important year for the future of the global environment and the...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • International events: Brussels

    The IIR co-sponsored conference, Atmosphere 2009 took place in Brussels, Belgium, on October 19-20, 2009. It focused on general policy on replacing high global warming refrigerants (HCFCs, HFCs) by natural refrigerants (political, financial,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
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    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. For the first time, national associations of refrigeration and AREA were invited. Didier Coulomb attended the...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • International events: European Central Asia

    The European Central Asia network of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held its 7th annual meeting in Tirana, Albania. It was focused on the phase-out of CFCs in Metered-Dose Inhalants (MDIs) and the replacement of HCFCs in foams and...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • International events: ECSLA

    The General Assembly of ECSLA (European Cold Store and Logistics Association) took place on June 17, 2008 and enabled a debate with the European Commission on the phase-out of HCFCs, which could be implemented earlier than previously decided, to...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • International events

    - Montreal: MOP 19 The United Nations Conference on the ozone layer was held in Montreal, September 17-21, 2007. The 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol was celebrated on a special day (September 16, 2007) and throughout the week. All...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • The IIR at 34th OEWG in Paris

    This week the IIR attended the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

    • Publication date : 2014/07/18
  • The IIR participated in the South African Road Show

    The Department of Environmental affairs of the Republic of South Africa (DEA), in collaboration with UNIDO, organised a Road Show in South Africa on June 11-22, 2018.

    • Publication date : 2018/08/08
    • Subjects: Developing country, HFCs alternatives, Regulation
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    In the previous issue of the Newsletter, a special issue on the environment, I announced proposals, from the G8 in particular, concerning accelerated phase-out of HCFCs, along with the importance of the UN Conference on the ozone layer in this...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the IIR, during COP 21

    Statement given by Didier Coulomb, Director General of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) during the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris (November...

    • Publication date : 2020/03/29
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment
  • Gustav Lorentzen conference 2022

    After two years of pandemic during which the conferences were either cancelled or held online, the IIR had the pleasure of organising a conference on site, in Norway. It was attended by 332 participants. The...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
  • Editorial by Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet

    The refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry is remarkable for its contribution to sustainable development and indeed to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Preservation of perishable food and medicines has resulted in...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • MOP 27: Strong debate in the run-up to COP21

    MOP 27 delegates continued firm discussions and addressed the outcomes of OEWG 36

    • Publication date : 2015/11/04
  • The OEWG 38: dedicated to the phase down of hydrofluorocarbons

    The IIR reports back from the 38th Open-Ended Working Group meeting in Vienna

    • Publication date : 2016/07/27