HIGHLIGHTS OF WORLD OZONE DAY 2020

The National celebration of World Ozone Day 2020 kicked off on the 23rd September 2020. The launching ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Minister of Environment and Water, Dato’ Sri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man at the Le Meridien Putrajaya. Ten (10) foam producing companies who completed the technology conversion from HCFC to cyclopentane were recognized and given an award during the event. Other promotional activities in conjunction to the World Ozone Day 2020 celebration include short video and infographic competitions.

MONTREAL PROTOCOL
KEEPING US, OUR FOOD AND VACCINES COOL

In response to the threat to the ozone layer, Malaysia became a party to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in August 1989. Malaysia has been committed to implementing the Montreal Protocol and its amendments, which is led by the Department of Environment Malaysia (as a national focal point), supported by the UNDP and MLF. Malaysia’s involvement with the Montreal Protocol began with Phase I - National ODS Country Programme 1992 – 2001 to Phase II - National CFC Phase-Out Plan (NCFCP) 2002 – 2010, and the Phase I - HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) 2012 – 2016. Now in its Phase II of HPMP 2017 – 2022.

Malaysia has successfully phased out CFCs, Halons and CTCs since January 2010. With continued efforts in saving the ozone layer and climate change, the country is aimed at completely phasing out all uses of HCFCs by 2040 in stages starting from 2012.

In commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol, the International Ozone Day is celebrated every year on the 16th of September by 197 countries which are parties to the Montreal Protocol. This year’s World Ozone Day celebration theme is “Montreal Protocol - Keeping Us, our Food and Vaccines Cool”.

The theme reflects collective efforts of the parties to the Vienna Convection and Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer over the past 3 decades and the commitment to combat global climate change, particularly in the cooling sector that contributes to food security. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration of the national-level World Ozone Day 2021 will be organized virtually with many interesting events coming up throughout the celebration period.

Let us together protect the ozone layer and combat global climate change by reducing the ozone depletion substances and greenhouse gasses for the well-being of global life.

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NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF WORLD OZONE DAY 2021
agenda

29

Sept

10:00

Go Live – Emcee to Welcome the Attendees / National Anthem / Doa Recital

10:10

Welcome Remark by Director General of Environment

10:20

Opening Remark by Minister of Environment and Water

Launching Montage of World Ozone Day 2021 Celebration

10:30

Pocket Talk: Montreal Protocol and Ozone Layer Protection
Interactive Quiz

11:30

Webinar : Implementation of Montreal Protocol in Malaysia - Success Story and Another Milestone Towards Ozone Climate Benefits

13:00

Break

14:00

Pocket Talk: Kigali Amendment
Interactive Quiz

14:30

Webinar: Science and Ozone Layer

16:00

Interactive Quiz

16:15

Webinar: Foam Sector – Technology Choice

17:45

End of Program

EVENT HIGHLIGHT

WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS - WORLD OZONE DAY

WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS

Originally structured in response to growing concerns of harmful ultraviolet rays penetrating through a thinning ozone layer, the Montreal Protocol is often seen as one of the most successful international environmental accords. This webinar will further discuss Malaysia’s commitments, achievements, and way forwards to achieve the goals.

Ms. Mazrini binti Mohmad - WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS - WORLD OZONE DAY

Ms. Mazrini binti Mohmad

Principal Assistant Secretary,
Environmental Management Division,
Ministry of Environment and Water, KASA.

Moderator

Ms. Mazrini binti Mohmad, Principal Assistant Secretary, Environmental Management Division, Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia (KASA).

She joined the public service since 2006 and currently serve in Environmental Management Division in the ministry since 2018 as Principle Assistant Secretary, Air Pollution Management Unit that involves in the development of policies relating to air pollution including the protection of ozone layer as well as coordinating the review of Environmental Quality Act 1974. She has a Master of Business Administration, The National University of Malaysia.

YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr.<br>Zaini bin Ujang - WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS - WORLD OZONE DAY

YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr.
Zaini bin Ujang

Secretary General
of the Ministry of Environment and Water

Speaker

YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang is Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Water. He is an environmental engineer by training, and an avid cyclist by lifestyle.

He has envisioned and interested to encourage low carbon society by walking more than driving, cycling more than gadgeting. He was chairman of various technical committee to promote green technology, low carbon mobility, water sustainability and river trails. He was a professor of environmental sustainability at UTM, and visiting professor at Imperial College London and MIT. He was a vice-chancellor of a university, Secretary General of ministries on higher education, energy, green technology and water. He writes poems and loves hiking and river trailing.

Niloy Banerjee - WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS - WORLD OZONE DAY

Niloy Banerjee

UNDP Resident Representative for
Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam

Speaker

Niloy is the UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. He is a development economist with specialization in effective institutions and capacity development.

He previously led the UN System Affairs Group in UNDP, based in New York. In this position he led UNDP's interface with UN agencies, funds and programmes, and with Member States in the arena of intergovernmental affairs. He has also led UNDP's engagement in the round of UN reforms. In previous assignments, he has been the Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Capacity Development Group; and Team Leader and Policy Advisor of Asia-Pacific - all for the Bureau for Development Policy in UNDP. He is highly familiar with the region, having been a regional policy advisor who supported countries in Asia-Pacific, and set up of the Singapore Policy Centre for UNDP. Niloy has a Masters in Economics from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and is a Fellow of the City University of New York.

Viraj Vithoontien - WEBINAR : IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN MALAYSIA - SUCCESS STORY AND ANOTHER MILESTONE TOWARDS OZONE CLIMATE BENEFITS - WORLD OZONE DAY

Viraj Vithoontien

Montreal Protocol Expert

Speaker

Viraj Vithoontien is a Montreal Protocol expert. Before his retirement, he was a Lead Environmental Specialist at the World Bank and was leading technical specialist on ozone protection with climate benefits.

He was the coordinator for the East Asia and Pacific Region portfolio of projects on the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. He was also served as Task Team Leader of four active projects related to chemicals management and was the Bank’s lead technical negotiator related to financing ozone projects. Viraj holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University; a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Chulalonghorn University in Thailand. He has over 30 years of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors working at the international level in support of developing countries’ implementation of the Montreal Protocol, including 24 years with the World Bank. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his work related to ozone protection including from UNEP, the government of Thailand, the government of Vietnam, and the World Bank.

WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER - WORLD OZONE DAY

WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER

The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation. This webinar will discuss more on the nature of atmospheric ozone, the chemicals that cause ozone depletion, how global and polar ozone depletion occur, the extent of ozone depletion, the success of the Montreal Protocol, and the possible future of the ozone layer.

Prof. Dr. Mohd Talib Latif - WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER - WORLD OZONE DAY

Prof. Dr. Mohd Talib Latif

Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
at the Department of Earth Science and Environment,
Faculty of Science and Technology
at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Moderator

Prof Dr Mohd Talib Latif is currently a professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution at the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a fellow of Malaysian Academy of Science (FASc). He was a Deputy Dean of Postgraduate at Faculty of Science and Technology from the year 2018 to 2020.

His main research work includes the composition of atmospheric aerosols from various backgrounds including sea surface microlayer (SML). He also works on the composition of gases particularly surface ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the atmosphere. His research group has been working closely with government agencies in Malaysia such as Department of Environment (DOE) and Meteorological Department (MET). At the international level, he was actively involved with research community within Asian continent through International Global on Atmospheric Chemistry- Monsoon Asia (IGAC-Mango) project. In 2018, he was appointed as one of the scientific steering committees for Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). In 2018 he received the Top Research Scientist Malaysian (TRSM) Award from Academy Science Malaysia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Justin Sentian - WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER - WORLD OZONE DAY

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Justin Sentian

Faculty of Science and Natural Resources,
University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Justin Sentian is a research fellow from Faculty of Science and Natural Resources of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He is the first Malaysian scientist to collaborate with the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) in a research expedition at the Great Wall Station, Antarctica.

He received Sultan Mizan Antarctic Research Foundation’s grant and represented Malaysia to carry out a climate and atmospheric science research project at the Antarctica together with the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Hwee San - WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER - WORLD OZONE DAY

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Hwee San

Deputy Dean of Research,
Innovation and Industry-Community Engagement
from School of Physics at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Hwee San is currently a Deputy Dean of Research, Innovation and Industry-Community Engagement from School of Physics at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He had been a lecturer in USM since the year 2006.

His research interests lie generally in the field of optical remote sensing, both passive and active and digital image processing, particularly as it applies to spectral image data. In both cases, the primary applications are water quality monitoring, air quality monitoring, land cover/change detection, land surface properties and digital images classification. He is also interested in modeling of the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols. His current effort focuses on the applications of ground based Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and satellite based LIDAR data for air pollution and green house effects study.

Dr. Shazwin Mat Taib - WEBINAR: SCIENCE AND OZONE LAYER - WORLD OZONE DAY

Dr. Shazwin Mat Taib

Senior Lecturer from Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Speaker

Dr. Shazwin Mat Taib is a senior lecturer from Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Her main research work include the phase out of fluorocarbon which has gained attention for the next phase of potential energy savings from end-of-life refrigeration system. With her background education for bachelor degree, master degree and PhD in Japan, she managed to link both institutions and industries from both countries as strategic partners on research collaborations. Her aim on striving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in Malaysia proved as she work on policies, system and implementation wise with the pilot project on campus based.

WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE - WORLD OZONE DAY

WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE

In line with the HCFC phase-out program, the webinar aims to provide foamers with information regarding zero ODP low GWP alternatives or non-HCFC alternatives and provide assistance to foam enterprises to select the right choice for their applications.

Amy Charlene Wong - WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE - WORLD OZONE DAY

Amy Charlene Wong

Senior Assistant Director,
Ozone Protection Section, Air Division,
Department of Environment Malaysia

Moderator

She received her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi, Selangor. Passionate about environment, she joined an environmental consultancy firm in Sabah, working on Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) for development projects. She joined the Department in 2009 and was based in the Environment Institute of Malaysia (EiMAS) for 3 years, assigned to develop and conduct trainings related to EIA. Later, she was transferred to Air Division in DOE headquarters, where she is joined to Climate Change section and later transferred to the Ozone Protection Section. Her current portfolio involved control of ozone depleting substances to ensure the compliance to the Montreal Protocol obligations.

Paulo Altoé - WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE - WORLD OZONE DAY

Paulo Altoé

Independent Expert, Brazil

Speaker

Paulo Altoé, residing in Brazil, co-chair of Foams Technical Options Committee and appointed as member of TEAP’s Task Force on Unexpected Emissions of CFC-11 under Decision XXX/3. He is a part time consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). His main activity is to support the HPMP preparation and implementation process in different regions. He is also a member of the World Bank’s OORG advisory group in the foams area.

See Yaw Koon - WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE - WORLD OZONE DAY

See Yaw Koon

General Manager
at Growchem Sdn Bhd

Speaker

Registered Chemist with Institut Kimia Malaysia. Started his carrier in polyurethane industry after graduated from UPM for his master’s degree in year 2006. Active in the R&D of polyurethane formulation, technical consultation and marketing. Currently, leads the R&D and sales team of Growchem Sdn Bhd.

Wong Soon Kee - WEBINAR: FOAM SECTOR - TECHNOLOGY CHOICE - WORLD OZONE DAY

Wong Soon Kee

Technical and Market Development Manager
at RLA Polymers (M) Sdn Bhd

Speaker

He has been in PU foam industry for more than 43 years since 1978. Starting off his carrier at Premium Products Malaysian as a sale personnel in 1978. He was sent to Germany, in 1989, and to Italy, in 1996, for technical training. From 2000 until 2013, he was involved in setting up several system houses in Richgold system house, Premium Polyurethane Technology system house, CCM Chemicals (Malaysia) and PU division at Vikudha. Currently, he is a technical and market development manager at RLA Polymers (M) Sdn Bhd leading the team in development of rigid and flexible foam system, market development and technical service, and sales and Marketing.

POCKET TALK: MONTREAL PROTOCOL AND OZONE LAYER PROTECTION - WORLD OZONE DAY

POCKET TALK: MONTREAL PROTOCOL AND OZONE LAYER PROTECTION

This pocket talk is about the ozone layer protection that covers the role of ozone, effects and the main cause of ozone depletion as well as Malaysia’s commitments in protecting the ozone layer and combating global climate change throughout the implementation of Montreal Protocol.

MUHAMAD FADLI BIN SHIKH AWADZ - POCKET TALK: MONTREAL PROTOCOL AND OZONE LAYER PROTECTION - WORLD OZONE DAY

MUHAMAD FADLI BIN SHIKH AWADZ

Project Assistant HPMP II

Speaker

Mr Muhamad Fadli Shikh Awadz is currently a project assistant for the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan Stage II (HPMP II) project at the National Ozone Unit, Department of Environment Malaysia (DOE).

POCKET TALK: KIGALI AMENDMENT - WORLD OZONE DAY

POCKET TALK: KIGALI AMENDMENT

This pocket talk is about Malaysia’s commitment to ozone layer and climate protection through Kigali Amendment. Malaysia had ratified the Kigali Amendment on the 21st of October 2020. This amendment aims to reduce the consumption of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) in order to further mitigate the impact to climate change. This ratification brings a lot of benefits to our country in terms of access to trade, financial mechanism under the multilateral fund (MLF), competitive market for products that are more energy efficient, flexibility in designing HFC phase-down strategies and also at the same time combating climate change. Malaysia's participation in the Kigali Amendment shows the country's continuous efforts in working with the global community on environmental issues and challenges towards sustainable development.

NURHUSNA NAJWA BINTI HUSSIN - POCKET TALK: KIGALI AMENDMENT - WORLD OZONE DAY

NURHUSNA NAJWA BINTI HUSSIN

Project Assistant HPMP II

Speaker

Ms Nurhusna Najwa is currently a project assistant of Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP II) at the National Ozone Unit of Air Division, Department of Environment (DOE).

5-7 OCTOBER 2021<br>CUSTOMS TRAINING ON CONTROL OF OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) (VIRTUALLY) - WORLD OZONE DAY

5-7 OCTOBER 2021
CUSTOMS TRAINING ON CONTROL OF OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) (VIRTUALLY)

Malaysia imports all of the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) substances for consumption in the control. Therefore, in this respect it is vital for customs officer to be trained in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the import control system and prevent illegal smuggling of ODS especially HCFC. In 2021, the Department of Environment Malaysia in collaboration with the Royal Customs Academy Malaysia (AKMAL) organized the virtual training programme tentatively from 05 - 07 October 2021. The main objectives of the training to increase awareness, enhance knowledge and improve understanding on the control of import and export of the Ozone Depletion Substances (ODS). The programme also aimed to further enhance the smart partnership between DOE and Royal Customs Department.

REFRESHER COURSE FOR MASTER TRAINERS OF CSTP PROGRAMME - WORLD OZONE DAY

REFRESHER COURSE FOR MASTER TRAINERS OF CSTP PROGRAMME

Department of Environment (DOE) organize the Refresher Course for Master Trainers in the Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Service Sector via online due to the restriction under the MCO. The Master Trainers consisted of trainers or facilitators that were authorized to conduct the Certified Service Technician Program (CSTP). The main objective of the course was to update and provide guidance to the trainers on the new training manual that is used in the CSTP programme starting in 2020. The course involved two components; theoretical and practical demonstration on best practices in servicing of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.

ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL OZONE2CLIMATE ART CONTEST - WORLD OZONE DAY

ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL OZONE2CLIMATE ART CONTEST

16 September has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day), commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on 16 September 1987. World Ozone Day has been celebrated annually around the world to draw attention to the importance of ozone layer protection and achievements from implementing the Montreal Protocol to the public. To raise public awareness on Montreal Protocol, including the Kigali Amendment, and to commemorate World Ozone Day, the National Ozone Unit of Malaysia, with the support of UNEP, is launching a national-level Regional Ozone2Climate Art Contest campaign commencing on the upcoming 2021 World Ozone Day. This activity aims to promote the linkage of ozone layer and climate change protection, as well as achievements made under the Montreal Protocol, and to outreach for continuous mobilization of public support on the phase-out of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and phase-down of HFCs.

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