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Methodological Issues Relating to Hydrofluorocarbons and Perfluorocarbons

Key Links, Documents and Presentations

In 2005, the IPCC published its Special Report “Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System: Issues related to hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons”, which was presented at SBSTA 22 (pdf-icon Part 1pdf-icon Part 2).

UNFCCC has received a number of submissions addressing methodological issues relating to hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons (see UNFCCC Submissions page; Submissions by category; Submissions by organization).

The Ozone Secretariat discusses methodological issues related to the impact of hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons on the basis of technical reports submitted by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) of the Montreal Protocol, as well as reports submitted by the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF) and the Secretariat itself. The Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) and the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the Montreal Protocol assesses scientific aspects of ozone layer depletion, such as its interactions with climate change. The following table provides an overview of the latest relevant documents:

 Relevant documents

Date  Submitted by  Title
January 2011  EEAP pdf-icon Environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change: 2010 Assessment 
May 2010 TEAP pdf-icon TEAP 2010 Progress Report - Volume 1 (Decision XXI/9 Task Force Report and "Final" Decision XIX/8 Task Force Report)
November 2009

Ozone Secretariat 

pdf-icon Report of the Twenty-First Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
October 2009   


pdf-icon Environmentally Sound Management of Banks of Ozone-Depleting Substances (Phase 2 Report)
September 2009 Ozone Secretariat pdf-icon High-Global-Warming-Potential Alternatives to Ozone-Depleting Substances
June 2009 TEAP pdf-icon Environmentally Sound Management of Banks of Ozone-Depleting Substances (Interim Report)
May 2009    Ozone Secretariat  pdf-icon Current control measures, limits and information reporting requirements for high global-warming-potential alternatives to ozone-depleting substances
May 2009 TEAP pdf-icon Assessment of Alternatives to HCFCs and HFCs and Update of the TEAP 2005 Supplement Report Data 
May 2009

Ozone Secretariat  

pdf-icon Funding Opportunities for the Management and Destruction of Banks of Ozone-Depleting Substances 

March 2009

MLF Executive Committee pdf-icon Prioritization of HCFC Phase-out Technologies to Minimize Other Impacts on the Environment 

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