2015 meeting, parties decided “Dubai pathway on HFCs” to “work within the Montreal Protocol to an HFC amendment in 2016 by resolving challenges by generating solutions in the contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs”. This briefing note is to provide background info about agreed baselines under Montreal Protocol, time lag between decision and the years of baseline and initial controls, and baselines put forward in the HFC amendment proposals. The information in this note is intended only as background material for the parties; it is not intended to be exhaustive and does not provide policy recommendations.
This briefing note focuses on the key issues related to funding and flexibility in implementation that were discussed by the contact group at the 37th OEWG in Geneva.3 It presents background information related to a number of outstanding issues to be discussed further when the 37th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group resumes its work. The issues discussed in this note have been identified in informal discussions during the 37th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) and were presented by the co-chairs of the contact group. This section is divided into those issues relevant to incremental costs in the consumption, production, and servicing sectors, and also addresses a number of cross-cutting issues.