The National Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Management Programme was established in 1994 pursuant to Barbados’ obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The programme is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of policies, plans and activities to effect the phase-out of ODS and phase down of HFCs at the national level and the transition towards the use of non-ozone depleting, climate friendly and energy efficient refrigerants and refrigerant technologies
World Refrigeration Day
World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant role that the industry and its technology play in modern life and society. It draws attention to wonderful engineering and science that is all around us every day. Refrigeration is at the very heart of modern life. It enables people to live, travel and work comfortably. It saves lives. It enables people to achieve.
For example, surgeons operate in air-conditioned hospitals. Chilled vaccines are delivered safely to millions in need. Low-carbon heating solutions (heat-pumps) keep people warm. Food is delivered in hygienically safe conditions. Humans travelled to the moon in a temperature-controlled rocket. We play sports on artificially made ice and snow. Artists perform in air-conditioned theatres.
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