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Methyl Bromide TOC Members

Methyl Bromide TOC Members

Co-Chair

Name
Affiliation
Country
Independent Consultant
Colombia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Marta Pizano, residing in Colombia, a Co-chair of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP), and Co-chair of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am an independent consultant often working for the Montreal Protocol Implementing Agencies. I have been involved with methyl bromide users and other key stakeholders in many countries, to identify and implement alternatives to methyl bromide, including research on QPS uses and their alternatives. Currently, I also consult for the agencies on other topics related to ODS and the Montreal Protocol, for example the sustainability of the phase-out achieved for different ODS, clarification on exempted uses, communication materials to raise awareness on various issues relating to the Protocol and its Kigali Amendment, SDGs, gender mainstreaming and others. I have worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its OzonAction Programme and the Ozone Secretariat and the World Bank (WB). I have also assisted the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund (MLF) with monitoring and evaluation work. These assignements are conducted on a short-term basis, as an external consultant.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Consultancy contracts for Implementinng Agencies of the Monntreal Protocol and the Multilateral Fund as described above. Currently TEAP ad MBTOC co-chair
    • Government advice and other policy development: NO
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: NO
    • Other interests: Consultant for International agencies such as USAID, CBI, ITC mainly on enhancing competitiveness in agricultural sectors geared for export in developing countries. Editor and writer.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP through its Ozone Secretariat, covering my travel and accomnodation plus an administrative fee for report preparation, meeting organization and others as related to the TEAP and MBTOC. As a consultant who is self- employed, I conduct other work related to the Panel and MBTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Marta Pizano 
Date: 2024-01-16 

La Trobe University
Australia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Ian Porter, residing in Australia, a Technical Options Committee co-chair of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP), and Co-chair of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. As well as a cochair of MBTOC, I work as a Research Professor at Latrobe University in Victoria, Australia. I have recently led and still lead research staff and programs working on reduction in emissions of nitrous oxide in horticultural industries and projects related to alternative fumigants and sustainable control of soilborne plant pathogens. I also lead other programs not related to ODS substances but to other chemicals which pollute the atmosphere, such as understanding the impact and minimizing the effect of smoke taint from catastrophic bushfires and controlled burns in the wine industry.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I work as a Research Professor at Latrobe University in Victoria, Australia. I conduct occasional consultancies for State Environmental Agencies
    • Government advice and other policy development: Although I have provided strategic direction for governments previously with technical aspects of ODS and alternatives,  I do not currently provide government advice or are engaged in any policy development for governments. I may at times assist with strategic planning of research priorities for the university and rural industries.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: I receive partial funding from La Trobe University for research on smoke taint in wine - this is the only source of University funding, the rest is supplied by Rural Industry Submissions for Research Funds or State and Federal Governments through competitive grants programs for impacts of bushfire smoke and controlled burns on the Wine Industry in Australia.
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is partial funding from the Ozone Secretariat for administration and travel only.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Professor Ian Porter 
Date: 2024-01-23

Member

Name
Affiliation
Country
No current academic or industrial affiliation
Australia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Henry Jonathan Banks, residing in Australia, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I work as a part time consultant in the science and application processes to control pests in commodities such as stored grains and other postharvest materials including timber. With specialisation in the used of gases, both as fumigants and nontoxic Controlled Atmospheres.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I continue to take consultancies as need arises in matters relating to postharvest protection of durable commodities, including foodstuffs. I hold a Directorship in my SelfManaged Superannuation Fund, Grainsmith Pty Ltd
    • Government advice and other policy development: From time to time, I provide advise on pest control matters to Government departments
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None currently  
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is from personal resources
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Henry Jonathan Banks 
Date: 2024-02-07

CEO
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Fred Bergwerff, residing in Netherlands, Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am adviser in alternative treatments for pest control particularly controlled atmosphere(CA) heat treatment
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests:
    • Financial interests:
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Oxylow Dutch BV green coconut BV
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of  TEAP is Paid at my own cost
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Fred Bergwerff

Date: 2023-12-18 

Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II , Rabat
Morocco
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Mohammed Besri, residing in Morocco, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am Emeritus Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco . My responsibilities include teaching and research in Plant Pathology and Integrated Diseases management of air borne, soil borne and post harvest pathogens
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Consultancies with UNEP and UNIDO and other international organisations
    • Government advice and other policy development: None  
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
    • Other interests: None
  5. As an A5 member, my travel and accommodation to attend the MBTOC meetings are funded by UNEP’s Ozone Secretariat. I conduct all work relating to MBTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Mohammed Besri 
Date: 2024-01-19 

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Aocheng Cao, residing in China, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am (describe your activity) Professor work at the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CCAS). My responsibilities include the development of chemical and non- chemical technologies to control soil-borne diseases, nematodes and weeds, and the implement of Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a non-profit institution.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Provide technical support to Chinese Government.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Paid by the Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS.
    • Other interests: No.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2023 after I have signed it.

Signed:Aocheng Cao
Date: 2023-02-13

Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Aocheng CAO, residing in China, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am (describe your activity) a Research Professor at the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). My responsibilities include the development of chemical and non-chemical technologies to control soil-borne diseases, nematodes and weeds, and the implement of Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    1. Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    2. Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    3. Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a non-profit institution.
    4. Government advice and other policy development: Provide technical support to Chinese Government
    5. Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Paid by the Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS. CAAS receives funds from Chinese Government to develop new technologies for control of soil pests.
    6. Other interests: No.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Aocheng CAO 
Date: 2024-01-24 

Tianjin Customs District P.R. China
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Kang Fenfen, residing in China, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Research Professor of Tianjin customs of the People's Republic of China. My responsibilities include research on MB exempted uses for QPS, MB alternative technologies, such as irradiation treatment, cold treatment, heat treatment and new fumigant development, MB emission reduction technologies.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: by Tianjin Customs District P.R. China, a non-profit institution.
    • Government advice and other policy development: Provide technical support to Chinese Government.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Paid by Tianjin Customs District P.R. China. Tianjin Customs District receives funds from Chinese Government to develop new MB alternative technologies for QPS use.
    • Other interests: No
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Kang Fenfen
Date: 2024-02-08

Ministry for Primary Industries
New Zealand
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Ken Glassey, residing in New Zealand, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a senior adviser in the Biosecurity treatments team responsible for researching and setting biosecurity treatment schedules for a wide range of commodities and running the New Zealand treatment providers programme applying treaments to import and exports.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Neither me nor my partner or dependents have an interest in the subject matter of TEAP or TOC.
    • Government advice and other policy development: I provide technical advice when required.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: I have none
    • Other interests: None that are relavant
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is supplied by the Ministry for Primary Industries
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Ken Glassey

Date: 2023-12-19

Fumigator, Mega Manila Pest Management Specialists Inc.
Philippines
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Alfredo T. Gonzalez , residing in Philippines, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am president of Mega Manila Pest Management Specialists Inc, we specialise in fumigation of tobacco and other commodities.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: President Mega Manila Pest Management Specialists Inc
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Alfredo T. Gonzalez

Date: 2023-12-20

Independent Consultant
Uruguay
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Guillermo Castella Lorenzo, residing in Uruguay, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I have been working with UNIDO in the implementation of several MB Project over the world
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. My funding for work on MBTOC is from UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Guillermo Castella Lorenzo 
Date: 2024-01-30

Research Division, Yokohama plant protection station of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF Japan)
Japan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Takashi Misumi, residing in Japan, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a chief plant quarantine officer and the head of Domestic Quarantine Section, Operations Department, Yokohama plant protection station of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF). My responsibilities include technical advice on development of plant quarantine treatments as phytosanitary measures. Methyl bromide (MB) or MB alternative fumigations or techniques may be included in the phytosanitary measures.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF) Government of Japan.
    • Government advice and other policy development: As one of technical experts, I give technical advice to Japanese delegation for The Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) under International Plant Protection Convention. Member counties of IPPC discuss International Standard Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) in CPM, and MB or alternatives to MB may be adopted into ISPM as phytosanitary treatments.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:N/A  
    • Other interests: N/A
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is the International Department of MAFF. The Operations Department of Yokohama plant protection station is not under the jurisdiction of the International Department of MAFF.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Takashi Misumi 
Date: 2023-12-27 

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology
India
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Smita Mohanty Mohanty, residing in India, a Member of Foams Technical Options Committee, Member of the Fire Suppression Technical Options Committee, Member of the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee, Member of MBTOC, Member of Refrigeration TOC, and Member of TEAP task force on decision XXXV/11 (Life-cycle refrigerant management) declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a Researcher in the area of Polymeric materials. As regards to Foam Sector, I work on Rigid/Flexible Foams deriving the formulations from low GWP based Blowing agents, biobased polyols, carbon based fillers as well as Phase Change materials. Also currently I am working on various Chemical Recycling of flexible foams
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I head Research and Development activity of Laboratory for Advanced Research in Petrochemical Materials (LARPM), CIPET in the capacity of Director & Head (Pr. Scientist)
    • Government advice and other policy development: I assist in R&D in developing various Low GWP Foaming agent and assiting the MSMEs in India
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Grants from Moef& CC  
    • Other interests: R&D in Foam Recycling & Phase Change materials
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is from concerned organization
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Smita Mohanty Mohanty 
Date: 2024-04-09

 

Republic of Turkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Türkiye
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Ayse OZDEM, residing in Turkey, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am Ayse OZDEM, residing in Ankara, Turkiye, nominated to MBTOC by Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty declare as follows.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the MBTOC body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Ayse OZDEM 
Date: 2024-01-15 

Humboldt-University of Berlin
Germany
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Reichmuth, Prof., Dr., residing in Germany, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am retired director of a research institute of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Nutrition comprising research on protection of stored products, artefacts and related material, and integrated pest control; within my ongoing university activities fall lectures and seminars on the subject .
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: From time to time I may act as private consultant within my expertise.
    • Government advice and other policy development: I am in advice giving contact with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: none
    • Other interests: Entomology, Biology, Physiology, Chemistry, Pest Control
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Reichmuth, Prof., Dr. 
Date: 2024-01-15

IRTA – Department of Plant Protection
Spain
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Jordi Riudavets, residing in Spain, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am researcher of the Sustainable Plant Protection Program at IRTA. My responsibilities include the research, development and transfer of integrated pest management (IPM) programs for stored products, orchards and horticultural crops.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by IRTA which is a research institute of the Catalan Government. IRTA do not have interest in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
    • Government advice and other policy development: I could be asked to provide only technical advice on pest control, including the use of alternatives to methyl bromide. I am not involved in policy decisions.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: The funding of my research activities are from public and private sources to develop IPM programs.
    • Other interests: I do not have interests that may run in conflict with TEAP or MBTOC.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of MBTOC was in the past the Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica of the Spanish Government. Nowadays I do not have external funding for my participation
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Jordi Riudavets 
Date: 2024-01-24 

Japan Fumigation Technology Association
Japan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Akio Tateya, residing in Japan, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies ("the COI Guidelines) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am technical adviser of Japan Fumigation Technology Association which does not pay me for the work. My responsibilities include collection of the information on the use of methyl bromide and consideration on alternatives to methyl bromide for the use of soil disinfestation and of plant quarantine.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: No
    • Government advice and other policy development: No
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: No  
    • Other interests: No
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is from my personal contribution.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Akio Tateya
Date: 2024-01-24

Instituto Nacionald e Tecnología Agropecuaria
Argentina
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Alejandro Valeiro, residing in Argentina, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a retired researcher
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Consultancy  
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Alejandro Valeiro 
Date: 2024-01-05 

University of Stellenbosch
South Africa
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Nick Vink, residing in South Africa, a Member of MBTOC, and Member of Refrigeration TOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a retired economist who taught and conducted research in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch unitl my retirement at the end of 2020. I am currently a Director of Companies.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests:
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Independent, non-executive director of the South African Reserve Bank; Independent, non-executive director of Rooibos (Pty). Ltd, a for- profit company registered in South Africa
    • Government advice and other policy development:
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants:
    • Other interests:
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is UNEP
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Nick Vink
Date: 2023-12-1

United States Department of Agriculture
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Timothy Widmer, residing in United States of America, a Member of MBTOC declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am a National Program Leader for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an agency in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). My responsibilities include providing leadership and direction for national and regional research programs, in ARS, that are related to plant health. The emphasis of the research program is the development of effective disease management strategies that are environmentally friendly, safe for consumers, and compatible with sustainable and proOtable crop production.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my personal partner and dependents include the following
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any TOC or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am employed by ARS, which is an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA has an interest in the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, but in my capacity, I only provide expert, technical advice on any matter. I am not involved in policy decisions.
    • Government advice and other policy development: As a National Program Leader for the United States government, I could be asked to provide only technical advice on pest control, including the use of methyl bromide or alternatives, as used for pest, weed, or plant disease control. I am not involved in policy decisions.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: As a National Program Leader for ARS, I have leadership responsibilities for coordinating ARS research programs on plant health. The program sometimes includes research to develop strategies for methyl bromide alternatives, or for the development of alternatives to other ozone-depleting substances.
    • Other interests: I have no interests that may run in conOict with TEAP or MBTOC.
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire on 31 December 2024 after I have signed it.

Signed: Timothy Widmer 
Date: 2024-01-02