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Sri Lanka represented at the thirty fifth meeting of the OEWG of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer held from 22nd to 24th April 2015, and the workshop on HFC management technical issues, held from 20st to 21st April 2015 in France.

Meeting of National Survey on usage of HFC 15th May 2015 University of Vocational Technology, Rathmalana
HFCs are the fastest growing greenhouse gases in the world. Atmospheric observations show that the abundance of HFCs in the atmosphere is increasing rapidly. Because of HFCs are hundreds to thousands of times more powerful on Global warming Potential (GWP) than CO2 and the abundance of HFCs in the atmosphere is causing of adverse effects on global climate.
The commonly used HFCs such as HFC 134a, R404A, R 407C, R 507C, R 410A, R 152A are more powerful on Global Warming Potential.
In this context, National Ozone Unit (NOU) of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment which is the focal point in implementing of Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka has decided to conduct a National Survey on usage of HFCs in all sectors in collaboration with UNDP. Since this survey has a national importance and included this activity in 100 day programme of the government.

NOU has decided to conduct this workshop in 3 levels;

1- Institutional Level Data Collection – Collection data from Sri Lanka Customs, Department of Motor Traffic , BOI and Ministry of Industries

2- Middle Level Data Collection – Collection data from Importers, Distributers, retailers and End uses

3- National Level Data Collection – Form 12 teams to do the survey at national level. One team consists of one instructor from s Technical College and 4 technical students. According to the geographical demarcation 12 teams have been designated.

Our Vission...
"Rebuilt the ozone layer to it's full strength.."

Our Mission...
To fulfill the commitments under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka.
To integrate Ozone Layer protection in to the countries planning process, with minimum inconvenience to industry and the general public taking into consideration of Global environment, Legal requirement & economic aspects of the country.
Instigate activities to maintain and strengthen the institutional framework in protection of the Ozone Layer in Sri Lanka.

Our Objectives...
Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Sri Lanka to protect the Ozone Layer..

Project at a Glance..

National Ozone Unit (NOU) was established under the Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka, which is the national focal point for the Montreal Protocol (MP) in 1994, with the approval of the Institutional Strengthening (IS). The projects of the NOU operate directly under the Secretary, Ministry of Environment in Sri Lanka who is the National Project Director and the ....

 

 

Director, NOU who is the Coordinator of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to Protect the Ozone Layer by phasing out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in Sri Lanka, coordinating international and national activities related to phasing out Ozone Depleting substances with the targets given by the Montreal Protocol. The Director is from Lanka Administrative Services (SLAS) and appointed by the Sri Lankan Governmet.

 

The Ministry has provided a space for the office and eligible officers who can handle the activities in the unit. The NOU has grown with time by obtaining fund through other projects and recruiting qualified people to assist the different projects under the guidance of Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and the Director, NOU with support of the UNDP. At present the Unit has projects funded by Multi Lateral Fund (MLF) through implementing agencies such as UNDP & UNEP.....

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