The Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Multilateral Fund for the implementation of the Montreal Protocol. The Committee is selected from two groups, comprised of seven members from Article 5 and seven from non-Article 5 parties. They are elected each year by the Meeting of the Parties. Committee decisions are reached by a two-thirds majority vote representing individual majorities of each group – ensuring that neither donors nor recipients dominate the operations of the Fund. The Chair is chosen from one group and the vice-chair is chosen from the other. Each year they alternate.
The Executive Committee is required to supervise and guide the administration of the Multilateral Fund, to develop the criteria for project eligibility and guidelines for the implementation of activities supported by the Multilateral Fund, to regularly review the performance reports on the implementation of activities supported by the Multilateral Fund, to monitor and evaluate costs incurred under the Multilateral Fund and to consider and approve programs that help Article 5 parties comply with the Protocol.
The Executive Committee meets two to three times a year.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE MULTILATERAL FUND
Chair: Philippe Chemouny (Canada)
Vice-Chair: Ms. Juliet Kabera (Rwanda)
Members (Non-A5): Belgium, Canada, France, Hungary, Japan, Norway and United States of America
Members (A5): Argentina, Benin, China, Grenada, Kuwait, Niger and Rwanda