EPA National Survey to Catalog ODS Alternatives

first_imgThe National Ozone Unit of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has ended a one day stakeholders’ workshop on the Initiation of a Nationwide Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Alternatives Survey hosted at a resort in Monrovia.EPA Deputy Executive Director (DED), Urias Goll, at the opening session, said Liberia through the agency, has significantly contributed to the global success of the Vienna Convention on the protection of the Ozone Layer.The Vienna Convention up to date is considered as the most successful environmental agreement in the world.Notwithstanding this success, Goll told over 25 participants, “collective actions were still needed to find a lasting solution to global environmental problems ahead of us.” “It is in this regard that we have come to initiate another phase of the Ozone project, which is to conduct a survey of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) alternatives at the national level,” Goll emphasized.The basic concept of the ODS Alternatives Survey is to assist developing countries like Liberia to better understand their consumption trends for non-ODS alternatives and their distribution by sector and subsector. It is also meant to create inventories on ODS Alternatives which will provide Liberia with an overview of its national market where ODS Alternatives have been and will be phased in, while taking into consideration existing technologies. Finally, the survey will estimate the amount of each ODS alternative currently used in the country, identify alternatives that could be potentially used in the future as replacement and forecast the amount of each of the ODS alternatives currently used and potentially to be used in thecountry.Goll called on the participants to accord the data collectors their cooperation and give them the needed information in the next few months to come if Liberia is to succeed in conducting the national survey.Earlier, according to an EPA release, the National Focal Person of the Ozone Unit at the EPA, Sete F. Marshall, said the success of the project over the years can be attributed to cooperation, participation and involvement of all relevant stakeholders concerned with the project.Mr. Marshall noted that the pending survey is an opportunity for Liberia to move forward in cataloging the necessary information regarding ODS and ODS Alternatives for the good of its citizenry. The survey will end in September of this year, and its results will be validated by stakeholders before submission.Participants were drawn from the private sector and relevant line ministries and agencies, to include the refrigeration union of Liberia, importers, Liberia Chambers of Commerce, Monrovia Vocational Training Center, Liberia Revenue Authority, Liberia Agricultural Company, LIPFOCO among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COMMUNITY NEWS: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH BASIC FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE

first_imgDunkineely Community News: Dunkineely Community Ltd is considering running 2 more courses in April/May after Easter. If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678.1) Basic First Aid – a full one day course held on a Saturday in April or May (12 people max) and/or a FETAC Level 5 First Aid 3 day course (10 people max) – – please contact DCL if you might be interested and let us know which Saturdays would work for you. 2) A six week course in either Upcycling or a Follow On Interior Design course with Sile Kelly €30 for the course. (The most popular of these two would run). This course will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.Cllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: 087 2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieKillaghtee Parish Good Friday WalkDunkineely Community Ltd in conjunction with the three churches in Killaghtee Parish is to hold a Good Friday walk on Friday 3rd April starting at Dunkineely Methodist Church at 1pm, pausing at Killaghtee Church of Ireland and finishing at Bruckless Chapel around 2pm. They are looking for members of the parish from all church backgrounds and none to join them as they carry a cross from Dunkineely to Bruckless to mark the special day of Christ’s death shared by all Church traditions. Don your walking boots, trainers, bring the children and make it a family outing if you wish. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get together and take some exercise whilst remembering the meaning of Good Friday. Garda support will keep us safe on the main road, but once we reach Darney, the route leads along back roads and by Bruckless shore – many thanks to Joan Evans for allowing us through the grounds of Bruckless House. If you would like more details or to let the group know in advance you intend to walk, please phone the DCL Office on 074 9737678 or speak to one of the three clergy. Last year we were blessed by sunshine. Start your prayers now and we hope for more of the same! Dunkineely in Bloom ran very successfully last year with two workshops and over 30 competition entries. If you’d like to help make it bigger and better this year please contact DCL on 074 9737678 or dunkineelycommunity@gmail.comDunkineely Methodist Church joined with Ardara Methodist Church last Sunday for a live service broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra. This service can now be listened to on the RTE Player at http://www.rte.ie/radio1/service/ and look for the service from 15th March.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).    COMMUNITY NEWS: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD LAUNCH BASIC FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CommunityDunkineelyFeaturesNotesNoticeslast_img read more