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WS 10: ODS Banks Management – Challenges and Opportunities for Collection, Recycling and Destruction of ODS and e-waste Containing ODS

Workshop Chair: Cinthya Berrío (GIZ)
Date and time: Wednesday 25, 11h00 – 13h00
Room: 6

Description

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (ODS) has been effectively controlling the production and consumption of ODS since 1989. However, large banks of ODS accumulated globally, mainly stored in the refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sectors. During the lifetime and at decommissioning of equipment from these sectors, ODS and other hazardous substances are continuously released, damaging the ozone layer and global climate. Globally, the annual emissions from ODS banks amount to 1.5 GtCO2eq – emissions that could be avoided.

The goal of the Workshop is to address the challenges and opportunities for the collection, recycling and destruction of ODS and e-waste containing ODS. Representatives from the Ministry on Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia (MADS) and from the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana (EPA) will present their best practice approaches for the management and destruction of existing ODS banks and waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) management.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is currently conducting a global project on sustainable ODS bank management. Within this framework, a series of publications on ODS bank management as well as a manual dismantling of refrigerators and air conditioners were published. See the links below:

· Global roadmap on ODS bank management (Link)

· Guideline to conduct an ODS bank inventory (Link)

· Guideline on policy measures for the management and destruction of ozone depleting substances (Link)

· Guideline to establish a collection system for equipment containing ODS (Link)

· Guideline for the Transboundary Movement of ODS waste (Link)

· Guideline on the Manual Dismantling of Refrigerators and Air Conditioners (Link EN, ES)

Speakers

Carolina Vélez (Junior advisor at GIZ – Proklima, Colombia). Junior advisor in Colombia for the project “Management and Destruction of ODS Banks” that is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and implemented by GIZ and its Programme Proklima on ozone and climate protection. Carolina articulates the strategies to implement the projects agreed between GIZ – Proklima and its counterpart in Colombia, the Ozone Technical Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

Cinthya Berrío (Advisor at GIZ – Proklima, Germany). Advisor for the project “Management and Destruction of ODS Banks” that is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and implemented by GIZ and its Programme Proklima on ozone and climate protection. Within her duties at Proklima she advices partner countries in Latin America i.a. on the ODS Banks management topic and on the access to international funding for mitigation projects in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors.

Michael Onwona Kwakye (Environmental Protection Agency – EPA, Ghana). Chief Programme Officer within the National Ozone Unit under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ghana. Michael obtained his Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Ghana, Legon. Since 1998, he has held various positions at the EPA and built broad experience in managing and evaluating chemical substances with regard to their environmental impact and potential health hazards. Since he joined the National Ozone Unit in 2012, Michael is comprehensively involved with the implementation of the provisions of the Montreal Protocol in Ghana. He is a regular speaker and representative of Ghana in numerous regional and global conferences, committees and working groups.

Nidia Pabón (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development – Colombia). Chemical Engineer with postgraduate in Integrated Management of the Environment and experience in Formulation, design, implementation and monitoring of projects; Design and implementation of environmental policies and Environmental management in industrial processes and infrastructure projects. For more than 10 years, she has been working at the Ozone Technical Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, through United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and is responsible for advising on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of projects for industrial conversion and bilateral and multilateral assistance programs related to substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol.

Dr. Jonathan Heubes (Technical Advisor for GIZ-Proklima, Germany). Technical Advisor for the project “Management and Destruction of ODS Banks” that is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and implemented by GIZ and its Programme Proklima on ozone and climate protection. Dr Heubes is Project Manager at the consultancy firm HEAT GmbH since 2012 and advices GIZ Proklima on environmentally friendly technologies and the economic analysis of mitigation actions. Main areas of expertise are the database development, modelling and research in the field of ozone, climate and e-waste.