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05 /2023

New publication on how to conduct an inventory of used or unwanted controlled substances: ODS and HFC Banks

On May 9, 2023 in the framework of the webinar: Sustainable ODS and HFC banks management through complementary action of the Climate and Ozone Protection Alliance to the Multilateral Fund,  the updated version of the guideline on how to conduct an inventory on ODS and HFC banks was presented. This guideline was updated to reflect all requirements stated by the decision of the Executive Committee to the Multilateral Fund 91/66 on the provision of a funding window for establishing an inventory of controlled substances and a plan for their treatment. 

Considering that a sound understanding of ODS/HFC banks on the country level is the basis for any action and policy decisions in the field of bank management, it was necessary to create a guideline intended for inventory compilers involved in quantifying the amount of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) banks in their country and based on this, quantifying the mitigation potential.

                                                                                                                      The first issue of this publication was published as part of the series of publications launched in 2017 under the first phase of the project Management and Destruction of Existing Ozone Depleting Substances Banks. The series focuses on the management and destruction of existing ozone depleting substances banks including a global roadmap and country-level estimate for ODS banks as well as guidelines on ODS bank inventories, policy measures, establishing a collection system for ODS banks equipment and transboundary movement of ODS waste.                                                                                                                                                    


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