2002 report of the methyl bromide: technical options committee (MBTOC)

United Nations Environment Programme (2002)

The Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) was established by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to identify existing and potential alternatives to methyl bromide (MB). This Committee, in particular, addresses the technical feasibility of chemical and non-chemical alternatives for the current uses of MB, apart from its use as a chemical feedstock. MBTOC reports to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) which advises the Parties on scientific, technical and economic matters related to the control of ozone depleting substances and their alternatives. MBTOC members have expertise in the uses of MB and its alternatives. At December 2002 MBTOC had 34 members

10 (29%) from developing and 24 from developed countries and coming from 9 Article 5(1) and 10 non-Article 5(1) countries respectively.

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