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Decision XIII/1: Terms of reference for the study on the 2003-2005 replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Parties decided in Dec. XIII/1:

  1. To request the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to prepare a report for submission to the 14th Meeting of the Parties, and present it through the Open-ended Working Group at its 22nd meeting, to enable the 14th Meeting of the Parties to take a decision on the appropriate level of the 2003-2005 replenishment of the Multilateral Fund. In preparing its report, the Panel should take into account, inter alia:
    1. All control measures, and relevant decisions, agreed by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and the Executive Committee including decisions agreed by the 13th Meeting of the Parties and the 35th Meeting of the Executive Committee, in so far as these will necessitate expenditure by the Multilateral Fund during the period 2003-2005;
    2. The need to allocate resources to enable all Article 5 Parties to maintain compliance with the Montreal Protocol;
    3. Agreed rules and guidelines for determining eligibility for funding of investment projects (including those in the production sector) and non-investment projects;
    4. Approved country programmes;
    5. Financial commitments in 2003-2005 relating to sectoral phase-out projects agreed by the Executive Committee;
    6. Experience to date, including limitations and successes of the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances achieved with the resources already allocated, as well as the performance of the Multilateral Fund and its implementing agencies;
    7. The impact that the controls and country activities are likely to have on the supply and demand for ozone-depleting substances, and the effect that this will have on the cost of ozone-depleting substances and the resulting incremental cost of investment projects during the period under examination;
    8. Administrative costs of the implementing agencies, taking into account paragraph 6 of decision VIII/4, and the cost of financing the secretariat services of the Multilateral Fund, including the holding of meetings;
  2. That, in undertaking this task, the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel should consult widely with relevant persons and institutions and other relevant sources of information deemed useful;
  3. That the Panel shall strive to complete its work in time to enable its report to be distributed to all Parties two months before the 22nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group.