First Meeting of the Parties (Helsinki, 2-5 May 1989)

Annex VI: Terms of reference for the panels

 

[Source: Annex VI of the report of the First Meeting of the Parties]

I. Panel for Scientific Assessment

  1. The Panel for Scientific Assessment shall be responsible for undertaking the review of the scientific knowledge in a timely manner as dictated by the needs of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  2. The currently available new scientific knowledge acquired since the adoption of the Montreal Protocol shall be compiled into a report which shall be ready for submission to the Integration Working Group of the Parties ten months prior to the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, at which the assessment of the control measures will be undertaken.
  3. The report shall be consolidated with three other review reports on environmental, economic and technical knowledge. The Integration Working Group of the Parties will be responsible for consolidating the four reports and preparing recommendations to the Parties on the assessment of the control measures specified in the Montreal Protocol. The Secretariat will formally transmit the consolidated report to the Parties at least eight months before the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
  4. The report shall consist of four chapters as follows:
  5. Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Chapter 2 - Polar ozone

    Chapter 3 - Global trends

    Chapter 4 - Model prediction

    Each chapter will be 50-100 pages in length with a 5-page summary of the chapter. The report will have a 10-page executive summary which will be written in a style understandable and useful to policy makers.

  6. The Panel shall consist of selected experts who are qualified in the field of atmospheric science and internationally recognized as such. The experts who are best qualified in the subject-matter of the various chapters shall be selected ensuring the widest possible geographical balance of representation.
  7. The Panel shall be organized in the following way:
    1. The Executive Committee of the Chairmen;
    2. The Chapter Chairmen;
    3. The Contributing Authors.
  8. The Executive Committee of the Chairmen shall select the experts to participate in the Panel, ensure co-ordination of the Chapter Chairmen, convene necessary meetings of the Panel and prepare the executive summary of the report.
  9. The Chapter Chairmen shall ensure effective co-ordination among the Contributing Authors as well as ensuring co-ordination with the other review panels. They shall compile and prepare the summary of their respective chapters.
  10. The Contributing Authors shall, as directed by the Chapter Chairmen, prepare and submit a brief report on current knowledge of their topic.

II. Panel for Environmental Assessment

  1. The Panel for Environmental Assessment shall be responsible for undertaking the review of the knowledge concerning the environmental effects of the ozone depletion in a timely manner as dictated by the needs of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  2. The currently available new environmental knowledge acquired since the adoption of the Montreal Protocol shall be compiled into a report which shall be ready for submission to the Integration Working Group of the Parties ten months prior to the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, at which the assessment of the control measures will be undertaken.
  3. The report shall be consolidated with three other review reports on scientific, economic and technical knowledge. The Integration Working Group of the Parties will be responsible for consolidating the four reports and preparing recommendations to the Parties on the assessment of the control measures specified in the Montreal Protocol. The Secretariat will formally transmit the consolidated report to the Parties at least eight months before the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
  4. The report shall consist of seven chapters as follows:
  5. Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Chapter 2 - Solar interactions

    Chapter 3 - Human health

    Chapter 4 - Terrestrial plants

    Chapter 5 - Aquatic ecosystems

    Chapter 6 - Tropospheric air quality

    Chapter 7 - Materials damage

    Each chapter will be 5-25 pages in length and consist of the following:

    • Summary
    • Introduction or background
    • State of science
    • Assessment of results
    • Research needs
    • References

    The report shall have an executive summary of approximately 10 pages written in a style understandable and useful to policy makers.

  6. The Panel shall consist of selected experts who are qualified in the fields related to the environmental effects of ozone depletion and internationally recognized as such. The experts who are best qualified in the subject-matter of the various chapters shall be selected ensuring the widest possible geographical balance of representation.
  7. The Panel shall be organized in the following way:
    1. The Chairman;
    2. The Chapter Chairmen;
    3. The Contributing Authors;
    4. The Reviewers.
  8. The Chairman shall ensure co-ordination of the Chapter Chairmen, convene necessary meetings of the Panel, prepare the executive summary of the report with the Chapter Chairmen, and select the experts to participate in the Panel.
  9. The Chapter Chairmen shall ensure effective co-ordination among the Contributing Authors as well as ensuring co-ordination with the other review panels. The Chapter Chairmen shall compile and lead the preparation of the summary of their respective chapters. The Chapter Chairmen shall also assist the Chairman in the preparation of the executive summary of the report.
  10. The Contributing Authors shall, as directed by the Chapter Chairmen, prepare and submit a brief report of the current knowledge of their topic. The Contributing Authors shall also assist the Chapter Chairmen in the preparation of the chapter summary.
  11. The Reviewers shall review the draft report and make necessary comments before the final submission of the report to the Integration Working Group of the Parties.

III. Panel for Economic Assessment

  1. The Panel for Economic Assessment shall be responsible for undertaking review of the knowledge concerning the economic effects of the ozone-layer modification and economic aspects of the technology in a timely manner as dictated by the needs of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  2. The currently available economic knowledge acquired since the adoption of the Montreal Protocol shall be compiled into a report which shall be ready for submission to the Integration Working Group of the Parties ten months prior to the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, at which the assessment of the control measures will be undertaken.
  3. The report shall be consolidated with three other review reports on scientific, environmental and technical knowledge. The Integration Working Group of the Parties will be responsible for consolidating the four reports and preparing recommendations to the Parties on the assessment of the control measures specified in the Montreal Protocol. The Secretariat will formally transmit the consolidated report to the Parties at least eight months before the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
  4. The report shall consist of nine chapters as follows:

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Chapter 2 – Consumption of CFC products

    Chapter 3 – Definition of policy scenarios

    Chapter 4 – Evaluation methodologies

    Chapter 5 – Economic costs of technical institutions

    Chapter 6 – Economic environmental benefits of reduced use of CFC

    Chapter 7 – Modular/regional approaches to cost-benefit analyses

    Chapter 8 – Economic evaluation of policy scenarios

    Chapter 9 – Effects of financing and technology transfer on the cost of reducing CFC use.

    The report shall have an executive summary of approximately 10 pages written in a style understandable and useful to policy makers.

  5. The Panel shall consist of selected experts who are qualified in the fields related to the economic effects of ozone-layer modification or economic aspects of technology and internationally recognized as such. The experts who are best qualified in the subject-matter of the various chapters shall be selected ensuring the widest possible geographical balance of representation.
  6. The Panel shall be organized in the following way:
    1. The Chairman;
    2. The Chapter Chairmen;
    3. The Contributing Authors;
    4. The Reviewers.
  7. The Chairman shall ensure co-ordination of the Chapter Chairmen, convene necessary meetings of the Panel, prepare the executive summary of the report with the Chapter Chairmen, and select the experts to participate in the Panel.
  8. The Chapter Chairmen shall ensure effective co-ordination among the Contributing Authors as well as ensuring co-ordination with the other review panels. The Chapter Chairmen shall compile and lead the preparation of the summary of their respective chapters. The Chapter Chairmen shall also assist the Chairman in the preparation of the executive summary of the report.
  9. The Contributing Authors shall, as directed by the Chapter Chairmen, prepare and submit a brief report of the current knowledge of their topic. The Contributing Authors shall also assist the Chapter Chairmen in the preparation of the Chapter summary.
  10. The Reviewers shall review the draft report and make necessary comments before the final submission of the report to the Integration Working Group of the Parties.

IV. Panel for Technical Assessment

  1. The Panel for Technical Assessment shall be responsible for undertaking the review of knowledge concerning the state of art of production and use technology and explore all options to phasing out the use of the controlled substances as well as recycling, reuse and ultimate destruction techniques, in a timely manner as dictated by the needs of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
  2. The currently available new knowledge of technology acquired since the adoption of the Montreal Protocol shall be compiled into a report which shall be ready for submission to the Integration Working Group of the Parties 10 months prior to the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, at which the assessment of the control measures will be undertaken.
  3. The report shall be consolidated with three other review reports on scientific, economic and environmental knowledge. The Integration Working Group of the Parties will be responsible for consolidating the four reports and preparing recommendations to the Parties on the assessment of the control measures specified in the Montreal Protocol. The Secretariat will formally transmit the consolidated report to the Parties at least eight months before the second meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
  4. The report shall consist of six chapters as follows:

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Chapter 2 – Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat-pumps

    Chapter 3 – Flexible and rigid foams

    Chapter 4 – Solvents

    Chapter 5 – Aerosols, sterilants

    Chapter 6 – Halons

    Each chapter will be a comprehensive technical options report. The summary findings of each will form basis for the Technology Review Panel report, which will be of approximately 50-60 pages (maximum) in length.

  5. The Panel shall consist of selected experts who are qualified in the fields related to the technology and internationally recognized as such. The experts who are best qualified in the subject-matter of the various chapters shall be selected ensuring the widest possible geographical balance of representation.
  6. The Panel shall be organized in the following way:
    1. The Chairman;
    2. The Chapter Chairmen;
    3. The Contributing Authors;
    4. The Reviewers.
  7. The Chairman shall ensure co-ordination of the Chapter Chairmen, convene necessary meetings of the Panel, prepare the executive summary of the report with the Chapter Chairmen, and select the experts to participate in the Panel.
  8. The Chapter Chairmen shall ensure effective co-ordination among the Contributing Authors as well as ensuring co-ordination with the other review panels. The Chapter Chairmen shall compile and lead the preparation of the summary of their respective chapters. The Chapter Chairmen shall also assist the Chairman in the preparation of the executive summary of the report.
  9. The Contributing Authors shall, as directed by the Chapter Chairmen, prepare and submit a brief report of the current knowledge of their topic. The Contributing Authors shall also assist the Chapter Chairmen in the preparation of the Chapter summary.
  10. The Reviewers shall review the draft report and make necessary comments before the final submission of the report to the Integration Working Group of the Parties.


 
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