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TEAP expertise required

TEAP expertise required

As required by the TEAP terms of reference, the matrix of needed expertise for the Panel and it’s Technical Options Committees (TOCs) is provided below, valid as of May 2023. The needed expertise has been identified by the Panel, taking into account expertise provided by current members whose terms expire at the end of 2023.

The matrix of needed expertise is the basis for facilitating the nomination by parties of appropriate experts to the TEAP, its TOCs and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (TSBs). Nominations are typically made through a simple communication to the TEAP or TOC or the Ozone Secretariat accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the nominee.
A standard nomination form is set out at:


Required Expertise

A5/ Non-A5

Foams TOC

Experts in extruded polystyrene production in India and China


Polyurethane system house technical experts (especially from small and medium enterprises)

A5 from southern Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or Mexico

Foam chemistry experts and expertise in building science related to the cross=cutting issue of energy efficiency

A5 or non-A5

Fire Suppression  TOC

Use of HFCs and Alternatives  

South America, Middle East and Africa (2)

Halon use in merchant shipping and recovery from shipbreaking


Methyl Bromide TOC

QPS uses of MB and their alternatives particularly SE Asia


Alternatives to QPS uses of MB adopted in Europe


Members with expertise in disinfestation of agricultural produce and bilateral trade agreements and links to the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary treatments Committee (TPPT) and the International Plant Protection Convention.

Non-A5 or A5

Nursery industries, especially issues affecting the strawberry runner industries globally

A5 or non-A5

Medical and Chemical TOC


China, Indonesia, Latin America

Semiconductor/electronics manufacturing and use

East Asia and non-A5

End-of-life management
Non-refillable and refillable containers, storage

A5 and non-A5

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps TOC (RTOC)

After 17 new members were appointed to cover the expected scope for the next Assessment term, no required expertise is needed at present.

Following the outcomes of the discussion of the TOCs TOR for the next Assessment Report, new expertise may be needed and will be appropriately addressed.


TEAP Senior Experts

Experts with extensive experience on TEAP technical and economic assessments, especially sector transitions and challenges in A5 parties; extensive knowledge and experience of Multilateral Fund (MLF) decisions, guidelines, operations, and related funding to meet financial needs of A5 parties under the ODS phase-out and HFC phase-down.

Expert in the analysis and assessment (including modelling) of factors, including energy efficiency and regional economics, for forecasting the market penetration and potential future disposition of HCFCs, HFCs, and alternatives

A5 or non-A5