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Maldives engages media for HCFC phase-out

05 March 2013 | UNEP

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The government of the Maldives plans to ban the import of HCFC-based equipment from 1 July 2014. Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed, announced this at the closing ceremony of a national media training workshop on ozone and climate held in Maldivian capital Malé today. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing the media about climate and energy efficiency benefits of HCFC phase-out for the industry and households in the Maldives.

At the closing ceremony, Ms. Miruza Mohamed, the National Ozone Officer, announced a new media award for excellence in ozone/climate related media products carried in print, broadcast and web media in the Maldives. The USD 1,000 award is open to all Maldivian journalists and broadcasters working in Divehi and English.


Klara Skacanova

Back in 2011, a technology trade fair showcased HFC-free technology for the first time in the South Asian region and the island state Maldives. With the support of UNEP, the government of Maldives and other organisations non-HCFC based, low- and zero-GWP, energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies available on the market or in the pipeline by leading companies and institutions from around the world were exhibited.

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