ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012

date27 July 2012 location Bangkok, Thailand

About this event

ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012: The ATMOsphere side event to the 32nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG 32).

Natural Refrigerant Solutions - Policy drivers and examples of Natural Refrigerants being used around the world: This ATMOsphere panel discussion gives an industry and policy point of view about natural refrigerants. Case studies and their experience with technology using CO2, NH3 or hydrocarbons. This side event is targeted to the climate negotiators that are looking for technologically viable, safe and efficient alternatives to chemical refrigerants that have to be phased out in the near future.

About OEWG 32: From 23-27 July 2012 over 400 key policy representatives from 200 countries and various UN agencies as well as interested industry and non-governmental representatives met in Bangkok, Thailand. As preparation to the MOP24 in Geneva (November 2012), they discuss alternatives to Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), HCFCs and HFCs.  


21 August 2012 | HFC levy increases appeal of natural refrigerantsNatural refrigerants took centre stage at the recent ATMOsphere Bangkok conference . The conference entitled “Natural Refrigerant Solutions – Policy drivers and examples of Natural Refrigerants being used around the world” saw HC industry presenters from around the world coming together to share case studies on the topic of HC technologies.
3 August 2012 | ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012: Examples of natural refrigerants used worldwideAt the ATMOsphere Bangkok conference titled “Natural Refrigerant Solutions - Policy drivers and examples of Natural Refrigerants being used around the world” presenters from AHT Cooling Systems and shecco outlined a number of case studies related to HC technology from different regions. Another presentation by Brent Hoare gave an update on the recent Australian carbon equivalent price on HFCs. 
1 August 2012 | Cool Technologies 2012 interim report demonstrates increased interest in HFC-free technologyAt the 2012 ATMOsphere Bangkok side-event to the 32nd Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 32) meeting, Janos Maté from Greenpeace presented the 2012 interim report ‘Cool Technologies: Working Without HFCs’. The report demonstrates that natural refrigerant-based technologies exist in most of heating and cooling sectors and that companies are rapidly moving away from HFCs.
27 July 2012 | EIA presents Chilling Facts IV report at Bangkok side-eventDuring the ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012 held on 27 July, Natasha Hurley from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) presented the key findings of the newly released fourth edition ‘Chilling Facts’ report. For the first time, the EIA has extended the geographical scope of the survey and included ten European retailers in addition to seven in the UK.
27 July 2012 | Chilling Facts IV: HFC-free becomes mainstream in EuropeFor the fourth time, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published its annual report ‘Chilling Facts’ evaluating the progress of UK and other European food retailers in adopting HFC-free refrigeration. The report shows that a wave of climate-friendly supermarkets is spreading  across Europe, however, challenges remain in Southern and Eastern Europe. Updated: Natasha Hurley from EIA presented the key highlights of the report during the ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012 side-event.