planned for 2015
- UV monitoring station has been donated by the world meteorological
organization to Sri Lanka as the first country of the Region. It is
scheduled to shift from Germany and will be established in Sri Lanka
in the middle of the 2015 after train a suitable officer to the Germany.
- As alternatives for HCFC, HFC are used by the AC and Refrigeration.
Although the Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) is zero in HFC it is known
that the GWP is comparatively high with certain HCFCs. Therefore it
is decided to have survey island wide to determine the users ofHFC in
order to introduce alternative chemical which have low ODP and GWP value
as well as energy effficiency .• Establishment of Reclamation
Centres island- wide
- Conducting awareness programmes for different target groups such
as A/C Ref Service Sector, Educational In-service Advisors, Govt. Officials,
Students, Journalists and Ship Building and Ship Repair Sector Preparation
and printing of awareness creation materials such as leaflets, News
bulletins, Posters etc.,
- Making arrangements to Commemorate the International Ozone Day (IOD)
- 16 September 2015 and Conduct Coordination Committee Meetings (CCM)
to facilitate the expenditure.
- Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Data reporting – to Ozone
Secretariat and the Multilateral fund for their monitoring purposes
according to the Montreal Protocol phase out targets
- Participating to the International Events such as Network Meetings
of Regional countries, Meeting of Parties , Open Ended Working Group
meeting for provide the country’s Contribution as the party country
of the Montreal Protocol and discuss the issues for the same etc.,
- Introductory workshops providing Technical Assistance for Enterprises
Assembling Residential and Commercial Air Conditioners by retrofitting
Residential and Commercial Air Conditioners
- As an alternative for HCFC HFC is used by the AC and Refrigeration
Sector island wide. Although the Ozone Depleting Potentia l(ODP) is
low in HFC it is known that the GWP is high comparatively. Therefore
it is decided to have survey island wide to search the users of HFC
in order to introduce an alternative chemical which has low ODP and
GWP value .
Implemented programmes and activities
in 2014 by NOU in brief;
- Introduced Green technology for refrigeration and air conditioning
(RAC) Sector by taking initiate actions for establishing Reclamation
centers island- wide. For effective recovery, recycling and reclamation
for used refrigerants to reduce the emission occurs during the maintenance
of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment so that they can be
reprocessed for further commercial use or destroyed.
2014 was the 20th Anniversary of the formation of National Ozone Unit
and held several awareness activities commemorating this important milestone
in parallel to the International Ozone Day 2014
- Held training of officers from Sri Lanka Customs, Department of Import
and Export Control, BOI, technical colleges on Prevent illegal trade
in order to protection of Ozone layer following new HS Codes 2012 and
control of ODS ect..
- Donated equipment for identification of Ozone Depletion Substances
( ODS Identifiers) and granting recovery recycling equipments to selected
Vocational Training Institutes and college of technologies.
- Donated office equipment to Department of National Plant Quarantine
Service facilitate the work in order to control the imports of MeBr;
Held Training Programmes of RAC sector technicians on Good Practices
and modern alternative environmental friendly technologies.
Reported ODS import Data of the country to Ozone Secretariat and the
Multilateral fund for their monitoring purposes according to the Montreal
Protocol phase out targets
- Participated to the International Events such as Network Meetings,
Meeting of Parties, Open Ended Working Group meeting for provide the
country’s Contribution as the party country of the Montreal Protocol
and discuss the issues for the same etc.,
- Held several Capacity building programmes for stakeholder organizations
and relevant parties concerned.
- Enhance legal aspects on controlling ODSs through introducing quota
- Developed and initiated an online monitoring system on ODS imports
- SL has banned 54 chemical substances out of 96 Ozone Depleting
Substances (ODSs) that have been identified as agressiveODS that are
responsible to deplete Ozone layer rapidly and categorized in Annexes
A, B, C & E by the Montreal Protoco in advance, before the time
targets set up by the Montreal Protocol. As a developing country next
major challenge was to phaseout Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) which
have high Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) and with high Global Warming
Potential ( GWP). The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the adoption
of phaseout schedule of Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs), and control
the importation of virgin HCFCs and HCFC bends with effect from 1ST
January 2013 and for gradual phaseout of these substances thereafter
and eventually to complete the total phaseout of HCFCs by 2030.