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Date: September 2013
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September 2013 Report of the
Technology and Economic
Decision XXIV/7 Task Force Draft Report
Additional Information on Alternatives to ODSDISCLAIMER
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The UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and the XXIV/7 Task Force co-chairs and members wish to express thanks to all who contributed from governments, both Article 5 and non-Article 5, furthermore in particular to the Ozone and the Multilateral Fund Secretariat, as well as to a large number of individuals and organisations involved in Protocol issues, without whose involvement this assessment would not have been possible.
The opinions expressed are those of the Panel and its Task Force and do not necessarily reflect the reviews of any sponsoring or supporting organisation.
The TEAP and its XXIV/7 Task Force thank the Academy for Fire Protection in Moscow, Russian Federation, for hosting the TEAP meeting, 9-12 April 2013 where inputs from Parties were reviewed, the outline for a draft report was discussed and proposals were made for a next round of drafting in April 2013, after which reviews took place by email circulation during the first week of May 2013. The draft report was then made available to the Parties, who commented during and after the 33rd OEWG meeting in Bangkok, June 2013. All comments were taken on board in finalising the report, which was done via email circulation. The final Task Force report was then again circulated to all Task Force members and to TEAP for a final review round in August 2013. Thanks are indebted to all reviewers. The report was subsequently submitted to Parties for consideration at the MOP-25 in Bangkok, October 2013.
The May 2013 TEAP Report
The May 2013 TEAP Report consists of three volumes:
Volume 1 contains the MTOC essential use report, progress reports, the MB CUN report etc.
Volume 2 is the Report of the TEAP XXIV/7 Task Force on additional information on alternatives to ozone-depleting substances. A draft report was made available May 2013, the final report was made available the beginning of September 2013.
The separate Volume 3 of the TEAP Progress Report contains the report of the Task Force responding to Decision XXIV/8.
The UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel: