JRAIA's side event at OEWG45 in Thailand
The purpose of the JRAIA side event at OEWG 45 was to publicize the efforts of the Japanese government and the industry to achieve the 2050 carbon neutrality goal.
At the beginning of the meeting, Ms. Osawa, Assistant Director, Ministry of the Environment, explained Japan's HFC emission reduction efforts and IFL activities toward achieving the 2050 carbon neutral goal, and Mr. Yamada, Assistant Director, Ministry of the Environment, explained Japan's quota system and top runner system under the Ozone Law.
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Photo ２：Mr. Yamada, Assistant Section Manager,
Ministry of the Environment
Photo ３：Mr. Okada, JRAIA presidet
Photo ４：Asahi Section Chief,
Heat Pump and Thermal Storage Technology Center
In addition, Mr. Yosomiya, Chair of the Global Committee of the Association, stressed the need for direct expansion air conditioning and green refrigerants.
Photo ５：Mr. Yoshomiya, Chair of the Global Committee
In his closing remarks, JRAIA President Okada introduced the Kobe Symposium (2023) and HVAC&R JAPAN 2024 and requested their participation. About 40 ozone officials and industry representatives from various countries attended the side event, and the Q&A session showed the high level of interest in Japan's efforts.
Photo６：at the side event
On Sunday, July 2, the day before the OEWG, a one-day workshop was held to promote the Montreal Protocol,
During the five days of the OEWG, a total of 22 side events by industry-related organizations and NGOs were held at the venue.
At the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties (MOP) hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), countries are discussing ways to reduce HFCs in addition to protecting the ozone layer.
Prior to the MOP, government officials, including officials from each country's National Ozone Unit (NOU), meet in the OEWG (Open Working Group) for preliminary discussions.
This year's meeting was held from July 3 to July 4, and about 500 people attended the five-day conference, including NOU officials and industry representatives from various countries. This meeting will be continued and further discussed at MOP35 scheduled to be held in November of this year.
Photo 8： Lunch at side event
Photo 9：： Lunch at side event