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Outcome of COP21 and recent Montreal Protocol meetings


About this presentation

related to ATMOsphere Asia 2016
published on 9 February 2016
9 pages

Sidi Menad Si Ahmed, shecco’s International Chief Adviser, presented major international policy developments with regard to natural refrigerants. He explained that countries finally agreed to set up a formal negotiations group on a possible HFC phase-down under Montreal Protocol in 2016. He also described key outcomes of the Paris Agreement, most importantly to limit the global temperature rise to 2°C, with an ultimate objective of 1.5°C.

About the speaker(s)

Sidi Menad Si Ahmed


Recently retired from his position as the Director of the Montreal Protocol Branch at UNIDO, Mr. Si Ahmed is shecco's International Chief Advisor.

Originally a meteorologist with a specialisation on numerical forecast, he graduated from the Institut Hydrometeorologique de Formation et de Recherche of Oran (Algeria) and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (atmospheric pollution).

Before joining UNIDO as a Protocol Coordinator, and later as a Director of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Branch, Mr. Si Ahmed was the Director on Environmental Studies at the Ministry of Environment in Algeria. He was also a lecturer on Environmental Impact Assesment at the University of Algiers.