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This document aims to initiate a discussion on gender mainstreaming in the work of the ozone treaties. It begins by providing a brief overview of international instruments on gender and the 2030 Agenda, to which the parties’ implementation of the ozone treaties has over the years made significant contributions. The 2030 Agenda clearly acknowledges the link between environmental protection and gender equality: Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) is aimed at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, and gender-related aspects are present within several other goals as well.
|Substance Name||Chemical Formula|
|1||PFPHP - Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene (Vitreon, Flutec PP 11)||CAS 306-91-2|
|2||PFTBA - Tris(perfluorobutyl)-amine (FC-43)||CAS 311-89-7|
|3||TCHFB - 1,2,3,4‐Tetrachlorohexafluorobutane||CAS 375-45-1|
|4||DCTFP - 3,5-Dichloro-2,4,6-trifluoropyridine||CAS 1737-93-5|
|5||DCTCB - 1,2-Dichloro-3-(trichloromethyl)benzene||CAS 84613-97-8|
|Party (s)||Year of submission|
|Micronesia, Federated States of,||2019|
|Paraguay [Spanish] [English]||2018|
|Uzbekistan (Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/INF/4)||2010|
|Belgium, Bulgaria,Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France,Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.21/INF/5)||2008/2009|
|Armenia, EU, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, and Seychelles (Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.20/INF/3)||2007/2008|
|Argentina (Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.18/INF/6)||2006|
|Japan, Philippines and Singapore (Annex to UNEP/OzL.Pro.15/Inf.6)||2002/2003|
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. This phase-out plan includes both the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. The landmark agreement was signed in 1987 and entered into force in 1989.
Recalling decisions VII/11 and XXI/6, in which the Meeting of the Parties requested all parties to urge their national standards-setting organizations to identify and review their standards for laboratory and analytical procedures that mandate the use of Montreal Protocol controlled substances with a view to adopting, where possible, laboratory and analytical products and processes that do not use controlled substances,
Recalling also decisions VII/11, XI/15, XVIII/15 and XIX/18, by which the Meeting of the Parties eliminated specific uses from the global exemption for laboratory and analytical uses,
1. To extend the global laboratory and analytical-use exemption until 31 December 2021, under the conditions set out in annex II to the report of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties and decisions XV/8, XVI/16 and XVIII/15, for the controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol in all annexes and groups except Annex C, group 1;
2. To request the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to report no later than 2018 on the development and availability of laboratory and analytical procedures that can be performed without using controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol;
3. To encourage parties to continue to investigate domestically the possibility of replacing ozone-depleting substances in laboratory and analytical uses and to share the resulting information;
This interactive tool presents a non-exhaustive list of international, regional and national safety standards relevant to Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump equipment developed by relevant Standards Organizations.
The standards are broadly classified into two categories: Main system safety standards, subdivided into Vertical system safety standards and Horizontal system safety standards, and Supplementary standards.