Temperature The month of July was characterized by warmer-than-average temperatures across much of the globe. Much warmer-than-average temperatures were observed across parts of North America, northern and eastern Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia, northern and southern parts of Argentina, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Record-warm July temperatures were […]
The ozone layer, made up of ozone particles, is the protective boundary that prevents harmful UVB radiation from damaging life on earth. However, ozone-depleting substances such as refrigerants and solvents greatly interfere with the ozone layer, resulting in the ozone holes at both poles and as much as doubling UVB radiation levels. As a result, […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its latest climate change report. The IPCC was created by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization in 1988. The IPCC releases detailed assessment reports on the state of climate change every 6 or 7 years. This latest report emphasizes the urgency of the climate […]
June comes to an end with an exceptional heatwave! In Canada and around the world, record high temperatures soar leading to major impacts. Read more in the report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO): https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/june-ends-exceptional-heat This unprecedent event is having multiple major impacts: heat stress in people, animals and vegetation; air quality (pollutants due to […]
It’s World Refrigeration Day tomorrow! Check out the various events and webinars regarding refrigeration at: https://worldrefrigerationday.org/events/ “World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign centred around June 26 to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern […]
This morning MOPIA presented in the UNDP Webinar series, “Closing the Loop: Environmentally Sound Management of End-Of-Life ODS and HFC”. The webinar gave insight into the challenges, successes, and innovations regarding EOL ODS and HFC’s, from their collection, legislation, destruction, and everything in between. Thank you to the event organizers and all who participated!
Over the course of 21, 22 and 24 May 2021, parties and other stakeholders to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone convened online to discuss the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol for the period 2021–2023, specifically 2021 contributions by some countries. – UNEP Although unable […]
The Fourth Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Replenishment: 2021 is scheduled for May 21st, 2021 in an ONLINE format. For more information, check the UNEP website. By decision XXXII/2, the Thirty-Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed to authorize the Secretariat to organize an extraordinary meeting of […]
A new (2021) study released by Refolution Industriekälte GmbH highlights the impacts of HFO’s on the environment and health. Read the full report here: Read a summarized report provided by Shecco:
Remember to submit your ODS Records to MOPIA by Feb 1st. All refrigerant use must be documented. Record data sheets can be obtained by clicking HERE, or by visiting www.mopia.ca/forms Send via email (email@example.com), fax 204 338 0810, or by mail.