Ozone unit

The opening ceremony of the «Refrigeration systems» profession (with «Refrigeration Systems Technician»  qualification) was held at Achemyan Regional State College N 2 of Yerevan attended by RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Mr. A. Harutyunyan, RA Minister of Environment Mr. E. Grigoryan, as well as the ministry and college staff.
On 19-20 December, 2019 the Wrap-up Stakeholder Meeting was held in Byurakan in the framework of HCFC Phase-out project (Phase II). The meeting was attended by the representatives of concerned Government bodies, private organizations and RAC sector.
During the training the participants were provided with the possibility to use the system's tools, self-identify them, familiarize with various sections on the platform, fill in the relevant fields, and ensuring all steps of the platform.
The National Ozone Unit initiated the meeting on 2 December 2019, at the Ministry of Environment involving the representatives of the afore mentioned Project and the Ozone Expert Group.
On 13 October 2019, the 5th annual Yerevan Marathon was held, which was selected by the National Ozone Unit as a platform to raise awareness on the issue of the ozone layer preservation and the importance of protection against UV radiation.
On the 4th of October the current ODS import/export licensing system and the need to replace it with a new one were introduced to the participants. On the next day, the draft electronic licensing system and its practical application were presented.
On 20 September, 2019 a meeting was held with the artists at the Reserve Park Complex in Yerevan. The meeting was initiated by the Ozone Program of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia and the NGO «Environmental Protection in Fine Arts».
On 18 September, 2019 the Regional Center for Continuing Education and Certification officially opened at Anania Shirakatsi Lyceum in Yerevan for training and certification of engineering and technical staff in refrigeration and air conditioning.
On 16 September, 2019 on Public Radio, followed by a press conference, Ozone Program National Coordinator Liana Ghahramanyan spoke about Armenia's 20-year membership in two international treaties: the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and steps taken by the country thereafter.
It was suggested to create a standard program that would ensure a competitive level of eco-education at all stages of education.