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TEAP expertise required

TEAP expertise required

As required by the TEAP TOR an update of the matrix of needed expertise on the TEAP and its TOCs is provided below valid as of August 2021. Ensuring appropriate and sufficient technical expertise is the priority consideration for the TEAP and its committees.

To facilitate the submission of appropriate nominations by the parties, the TEAP TOR require the TEAP and its TOCs to draw up guidelines for the nomination of experts by the parties. Section 2.9 of the TOR states that “the TEAP/TOCs will publicize a matrix of expertise available and the expertise needed in the TEAP/TOCs so as to facilitate submission of appropriate nominations by the parties.” The matrix must include the need for geographic and expertise balance and provide consistent information on expertise that is available and required. The matrix would include the name and affiliation and the specific expertise required including on different alternatives. The TEAP/TOCs, acting through their respective co-chairs, shall ensure that the matrix is updated at least once a year and shall publish the matrix on the Secretariat website and in the Panel’s annual progress reports. The TEAP/TOCs shall also ensure that the information in the matrix is clear, sufficient and consistent as far as is appropriate between the TEAP and TOCs and balanced to allow a full understanding of needed expertise.”

The matrix of needed expertise is the basis for facilitating the nomination by parties of appropriate experts to the TEAP and its TOCs and 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. In annex C to its report issued in May 2012 pursuant to decision XXIII/10, the TEAP had proposed a draft standardized nomination form for detailed information about a nominee, such as education and other qualifications, employment history, publications, awards, memberships, language knowledge and references. Consultation among the parties and TEAP and its TOCs and TSBs on potential nominations are helpful to ensure the appropriate experts are considered. In the case of nominations or renominations for membership in a committee, the committee co-chairs consult with the Panel co-chairs and the relevant national focal points. Nominations for committee membership and appointments to a committee can be made at any time. Section 3.5 of the TOR states that once appointed, “TEAP/TOCs/TSBs members function on a personal basis as experts, irrespective of the source of their nominations and accept no instruction from, nor function as representatives of Governments, industries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or other organizations.”

Ensuring appropriate and sufficient technical expertise is the priority consideration for the TEAP and its committees.


Required expertise

A5/ Non-A5

Foams TOC

Extruded polystyrene production in India and China

A5 or non-A5

Polyurethane system house technical experts

  • Especially in southern Africa, and
  • Especially from small and medium enterprises

Foam chemistry experts globally and expertise in building science related to energy efficiency

Halons TOC

Civil aviation, especially maintenance, repair and overhaul (called MRO) activities

A5 / non-A5

General civil aviation fire protection applications A5 (SE Asia)

Alternatives to halons, HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs and their market penetration

A5 (Africa, S America,
S Asia)
Banking and supplies of halons, HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs and their alternatives A5 (Africa, S America)
Ship breaking (quantities of halons, HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs and their alternatives contained in ships, and amounts recovered by ship class) A5 or non-A5

Methyl Bromide TOC

Nursery industries, especially the issues affecting the strawberry runner industries globally

A5 or non-A5

QPS uses of MB and their alternatives, recapture technologies A5

Medical and Chemical TOC

Destruction technologies, including knowledge of the variety of available technologies and their application

A5 and/or non-A5

Metered-dose inhalers, in particular an academic and/or clinician who is a medical expert in carbon footprints and environmental impacts of inhalers A5 and/or non-A5
Aerosols, including development of new propellants and new aerosol products and components A5 and/or non-A5

Refrigeration TOC

RACHP expert with knowledge of the specific requirements of his/her geographical area

A5 (sub-Saharan Africa)

Expert on energy macro-economics aspects related to RAC equipment to provide national, regional, and international analysis related to equipment energy efficiency, energy consumption and market trends A5 or non-A5