Strengthening the RACHP sector and supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals through refrigerant transition

28 Apr 2022 16:00 to 16:30

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The global transition from ozone-depleting potential (ODP) and high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants as triggered by the Montreal Protocol and its amendments, significantly affected not only types of refrigerants but also the types of RACHP technologies that are, and should, be deployed in markets.

Sustainable Development Goals linking to market policies and practice regulatory measures are crucial elements in building an overarching framework that can strengthen the sector through best and sound practices during the life-cycle of RACHP applications.

Hear from Jim Curlin of UNEP as he discussed the RACHP Sector and the global agenda for Net Zero and the challenges that we, as a sector, face. 


James S. Curlin is the Acting Head of UNEP OzonAction. 

Jim Curlin is the Acting Head of the OzonAction Branch in the Law Division of the United Nations Environment Programme. He has worked at UNEP since 1995 and specializes in compliance with multilateral environmental agreements, notably the Montreal Protocol. Before that, he worked in the US for in both the private and public sectors on pollution prevention.  

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This paper was originally presented as a keynote address at the IOR Annual Conference in April 2021.

IOR members who were unable to take part in the conference now have the opportunity to hear this keynote address from James Curlin.