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GENERAL

UNEP/OzL.Pro./WG.1./19/3
2 February 1999

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

OPEN-ENDED WORKING GROUP OF THE
PARTIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL

Nineteenth Meeting
Geneva, 15-18 June 1999

SYNTHESIS OF THE 1998 SCIENTIFIC, ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, AND
TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS

 1. The Synthesis of the assessment reports has been prepared by the Co-chairs of the Assessment Panels on the basis of their reports: "Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 1998", "Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 Assessment" and "1998 Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel" in accordance with Article 6 of the Montreal Protocol. These reports have been communicated to all the Parties. The main part of the Synthesis Report is annexed.

2. The complete Synthesis is being printed and will contain, in addition to the main part, the list of previous publications by the Panels since 1988, the list of experts contributing to the reports, the Executive Summaries of the reports of the Panels and answers to frequently asked questions on the ozone issues. This report will be communicated to all the Parties shortly in all UN languages. It will also be available in the Ozone Secretariat Home Page at:

http://www.unep.org/ozone (Nairobi) and http://www.unep.ch/ozone (Geneva)


Attachment - The main part of the Synthesis Report