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Task Force - Decision XXXI/7 (Energy Efficiency)

Co-chairs

Name
Affiliation
Country
Maua Institute (IMT)
Brazil
Disclosure of Interest

I, Roberto de Aguiar Peixoto, nominated by Brazil and residing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, member of TEAP, co-chair of RTOC and of a TSB (Decision XXXI/7) 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) My responsibilities include:
I work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, at the Instituto Maua de Tecnologia, a Technical University in Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organisations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organisations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife (occupational therapist and University Professor) or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

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 wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [See above under 2]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to TEAP, RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in TEAP, RTOC and TSB meetings.

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 and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Roberto de Aguiar Peixoto    
Date: January 25, 2020

TopTen
Switzerland
Disclosure of Interest

I, Hélène Rochat, residing in Zurich, Switzerland, member of RTOC, 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) My responsibilities include:

I am a full-time energy efficiency project manager for Topten GmbH, based in Zurich, Switzerland. My responsibilities include providing technical knowledge to government and other organisations on energy efficiency policy for energy-related products and the promotion of these programmes through rebate programmes. The overall aim of Topten being the market transformation towards energy efficiency appliances and other products.

I, Hélène Rochat:

  • have no proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs ;
  • do not own stock in companies producing ODS or alternatives or substitutes to ODSs.

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 include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: Topten provides some input to policymakers when fixing their energy efficiency minimum requirements
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) The work I conduct relating to RTOC financed by Topten, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and the Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ, the energy utility of the Canton of Zurich).

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 RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Hélène Rochat
Date: February 21, 2020

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest

I, Ashley Woodcock, residing in United Kingdom, nominated to TEAP by United Kingdom 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 Consultant Respiratory Physician and Professor of Respiratory Medicine.

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:  I am a member of the NW Lung Centre Charity and Chairman of its subsidiary Medicines Evaluation Unit. I am Chairman of Axalbion which is developing a new oral cough medicine (in Phase 1). I am Chairman of Reacta which is developing diagnostic tests for Food Allergy. None of these have any interest in relation to the Montreal Protocol, TEAP, MCTOC, or its Task Forces.

  • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in the subject matter of the Montreal Protocol, TEAP, MCTOC, or any Task Force.
  • Financial interests: I do not have ownership, shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the Montreal Protocol, TEAP, MCTOC, or any Task Force.
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions:  I occasionally consult on new medicines for pharmaceutical companies. None of these interests have any relation to the Montreal Protocol, TEAP, MCTOC, or any Task Force.
  • Government advice and other policy development: I am on an advisory panel on the phase down of HFC inhalers for UK NHS Sustainability, and am Clinical Sustainability Lead for the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and associated hospitals.  No other relevant activity
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None relevant
  • Other interests: None relevant

5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is Manchester University NHS Foundation NHS Trust, which allows me to take leave and provides travel support to attend meetings

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 no later than one year after I have signed it.

Signed: Ashley Woodcock

Date: Jan 24 2020

Member

Name
Affiliation
Country
Zewail City of Science and Technology
Egypt
Disclosure of Interest

I, Omar Abdelaziz nominated by Egypt, a Member of the TEAP, Co-Chair of RTOC, member of Decision XXXI/1 Task Force on the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and member of Decision XXXI/7 Task Force on Energy Efficiency (hereinafter referred to as the Energy Efficiency Task Force or EETF) 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 Assistant Professor at Zewail City of Science and Technology. My responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in thermal and fluid sciences, performing research in energy efficiency and renewable energy, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and performing consulting for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Egypt. I also work as an independent consultant for various entities including LBNL, KISR, UNIDO, ICA on issues related to refrigerant conversion, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and research strategy. My consulting activities are short-term assignment. Finally, I am a member of ASHRAE’s Research Activity Committee.
  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 dependants, include the following
    • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS, High GWP HFC or their alternatives]
    • Financial interests: [None related to ODS, High GWP HFC or their alternatives]
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities and consultancy as described in numeral 2)]
    • Government advice and other policy development: [None related to ODS, High GWP HFC or their alternatives]
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None related to ODS, High GWP HFC or their alternatives]
    • Other interests: [None related to ODS, High GWP HFC or their alternatives]
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of the TEAP, RTOC and TSB is entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to 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 EETF.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 Omar Abdelaziz 
Date January 26, 2020

Ghana Energy Commission
Ghana
Disclosure of Interest
Kapsar
Saudi Arabia
Disclosure of Interest
Independent Expert
India
Disclosure of Interest
CLASP
Colombia
Disclosure of Interest
Daikin
Belgium
Disclosure of Interest
Environmental Agency San Paulo
Brazil
Disclosure of Interest
Independent Expert
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest
Independent Expert
Lebanon
Disclosure of Interest

I, Bassam Elassaad, nominated by Lebanon and residing in Toronto, Canada, member of RTOC, Chapter Lead Author of Chapter 13 on High Ambient, co-author of chapter 11, and  member of TSB (Task Force XXVI/9, XXVII/4, XXVIII/10, and XXX/5, XXXI/1, and XXXI/7), 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) My responsibilities include:
In my capacity as RTOC and TSB member, an amount of my working time is spent on RTOC and TSB issues.  I also do on voluntary basis work for industry and engineering societies like ASHRAE. As an independent consultant, I provide services to organizations and institutes dealing with technical, environmental, and regulatory issues related to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.  I do consulting work for implementing agencies on matters related to the Montreal Protocol. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.
I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

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 include the following
·    Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
·    Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
·    Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments as described in numeral 2 above]
·    Government advice and other policy development: [None]
·    Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
·    Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC and TSB meetings.

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 and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Bassam Elassaad
Date: February 15, 2020

Gluckman Consulting
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest

I, Ray Gluckman, nominated by the UK and residing in Surrey, UK, a member of RTOC 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) My responsibilities include:

I work as a consultant specialising in refrigeration, refrigerants and climate change issues. My consultancy is Gluckman Consulting Limited.  ost of my work relates to the reduction of GHG emissions from high GWP fluorinated gases and through improving the efficiency of refrigeration systems.
In the last few years I have worked for various public sector clients such as the European Commission, the UK Government and Montreal Protocol Implementing Agencies (including the World Bank and UNEP). 
I also carry out projects for a wide range of private sector clients, including Trade Associations and individual companies, providing advice on topics such as implementation of existing Regulations on ODS and HFCs and the possible impact of future Regulations.
Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

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 wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Consultancy activities as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Consultancy activities as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. The UK Government Environment Ministry (Defra) might pay for travel expenses to RTOC meetings if funds are available.

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 and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Ray Gluckman
Date: March 27, 2020

Indonesia
Disclosure of Interest
U4E, NRDC
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest
Chemours Co
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest

I, Mary E. Koban, residing in Pennsylvania, in the United States of America, nominated to the RTOC under United Nations TEAP by the United States of America 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 employee of The Chemours Company working in Fluorchemicals on various technical issues, including the modeling, use, safety, handling and flammability of all flammable products, including refrigerants.
  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 spouse 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 temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I have shares in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my employment at The Chemours Company, I'm not employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of, or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: I provide technical information about alternatives and options for the transition of MP controlled substances that is u`sed by the US government and other International organizations in their implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
    • Other interests: No conflicts
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is my employment at The Chemours Company
  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 no later than one year alter I have signed it.

Mary E. Koban
Date: March 27, 2020

Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and enefy efficiency
Egypt
Disclosure of Interest
Ingersoll Rand Trane
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest
IEEE
India
Disclosure of Interest
International Energy Agency
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Disclosure of Interest
Guangzhou San Yat Sen University
China
Disclosure of Interest

I, Tingxun Li, nominated by China and residing in Guangzhou, China, member of RTOC and of a TSB (Task Force XXV/5) 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) My responsibilities include:

I work as an associate Professor of Thermal Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, at the Sun Yat-sen University, a Technical University in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. As an expert of China Environment Protection ministry, I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organizations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

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 wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC and TSB meetings.

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  the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Tingxun Li
Date: March 27, 2020

Carrier Corporation
United States of America
Disclosure of Interest

I, Richard Lord, residing in Murfreesboro, Tn, USA, appointed as member of TEAP’s Task Force on Unexpected Emissions of CFC-11 under Decision XXX/3 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 Sr Fellow employed by Carrier Corporation, a Division of United Technologies. My responsibilities include advanced development activities and research, evaluation of new refrigerants and systems and work on development and modification of efficiency and safety standards for the HVAC&R 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 (if answer is yes, describe briefly)

Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any of its TOCs or temporary subsidiary bodies (e.g. task forces).

  • Financial interests: I and my family 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 only employed by Carrier Corporation and hold no other formal or informal positions other than codes and standards mentioned in item d below.
  • Government advice and other policy development: I am involved in US codes and standards and I am the co-vice chair of ASHRAE 90.1, member of ASHRAE 189.1, 205, 207, 221, and 196. I am also a member of UL60335-2- 40 and CSA 873. I am also a member of a AHRI task force for the introduction of new low GWP refrigerants.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: none
  • Other interests: no other technical interests.

5)  The source of funding for my participation in the work of the TEAP Task Force on destruction technologies is paid by Carrier Corporation

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 Temporary Subsidiary Body.

9)  I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Name: Richard Lord

Date: 3/13/2019

MABE
Mexico
Disclosure of Interest
Energy for growth Hub
Kenya
Disclosure of Interest
JRAIA
Japan
Disclosure of Interest

I, Tetsuji Okada, nominated by Japan and residing in Yokohama Japan, member of RTOC since 2013, co-author of two chapters of the RTOC 2014 assessments in prior assessments 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) My responsibilities include

I am a President in JRAIA (Japan Refirigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association). I was transfer from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to JRAIA in June 2014. I have engaged in the research and development of the air conditioners and the hot water systems by CO2 (Eco cute).  I am also familiar with the heat exchangers used in the air conditioners and the refrigerant circuits of the heat pump systems.
I am a member of Japan Refirigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA)
Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

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 wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments for RTOC and TSBs; consultancy for organisations as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating RTOC on an entirely voluntary basis. Travel and subsistence related to my participation in RTOC meetings is funded from JRAIA.

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 and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Tetsuji Okada
Date: March 27, 2020

Consulting Experts

Name
Affiliation
Country
AHT Cooling Systems
Germany
Disclosure of Interest