United Nations Environment Programme
Comprehensive and effective national policy frameworks are essential for developing countries to meet and sustain their compliance obligations under the Montreal Protocol. National Ozone Units in developing countries must develop, implement and enforce a range of different measures – institutional, legislative and investment-oriented – to control HCFCs and other ozone depleting substances. The dual gains for the ozone layer and climate system can only be realized if countries choose the right path, which may not be the “business as usual” technology option and which may require additional consideration by those making the policy decisions. An impartial consideration of the relative merits of HCFC replacement technologies and chemicals is essential. The policy and legislation in the country have a great deal to do with shaping the technology course taken by Article 5 countries, and National Ozone Units are the key drivers of such policies. There are a range of short and medium-term policy and legislative options available.
UN Environment OzonAction assists Ozone Officers in this endeavor, based on the experience of different countries, international expertise, and the knowledge of the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) teams.