As the Parties of the Montreal Protocol meet to advance the agenda on Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) management at the 34th Meeting of the Parties (MOP), parallel meetings are held to discuss related and key topics.
Tradewater hosted a Side Event on the topic of “Opportunities and constraints to dispose of ODS refrigerant remnant stockpiles“ on October 31, 2022, the recording of which you can watch above:
While the Montreal Protocol has established a strong basis for the appropriate management of ODS substances, there are stockpiles of ODS remnants around the world that need a final disposal solution. It is essential and necessary to find and facilitate the disposal of these stockpiles. End-of-life destruction prevents these substances from leaking into the atmosphere and, under certain circumstances, can create incentives for their recovery and consolidation. This event brought together stakeholders who have participated in projects around the world to successfully dispose of ODS stockpiles. Panelists discussed their successful projects, different funding opportunities to dispose of them, and the collaborative work needed to do more projects in the future.
- Introduction to the challenge ahead and solution opportunities, by Gabe Plotkin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Tradewater.
- Opportunities and challenges for sustainable management of ODS (and HFC) banks, by Ellen Michel, Head of the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance (COPA) Secretariat, GIZ
- Thailand: a successful experience disposing of seized ODS refrigerant gases, by Poonsak Chanchampee, Senior Director EHS and Environmental Services Development, Waste Management Siam (WMS)
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