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Global roadmap on ODS bank management

This global roadmap provides information on key processes for a successful ODS bank management, including policy measures, financing and collection mechanisms, as well as recycling and destruction technologies. It gives guidance to policy-makers such as national ozone officers and policy-makers from the waste sector, on developing strategies for successful management of ozone depleting substances (ODS) banks. 

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Global banks of ozone depleting substances - a country-level estimate

This paper aims to assess the climate impact of existing ozone depleting substances (ODS) banks and draw attention to the political need for measures to collect and destroy ODS banks. The results of this analysis will be used to develop international guidance on ODS bank management. 

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Guideline to conduct an ODS bank inventory

A sound understanding of ozone depleting substances (ODS) banks on the country level is the basis for any action and policy decisions in the field of ODS bank management. This guideline intends to orient inventory compilers involved in quantifying the amount of ODS banks in their countries. The document provides methodological approaches and the steps to conduct an ODS bank inventory enabling compilers to quantify the mitigation potential. 

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Guideline on policy measures for the management and destruction of ozone depleting substances

Creating a suitable, country-specific policy framework is essential for any ozone depleting substances (ODS) management scheme to be successful. This guideline intends to give policy-makers guidance on this topic by offering a range of measures that can prevent the accumulation of and emissions from ODS banks. The document presents a stepwise set of policy measures for a sustainable management and destruction of ODS.

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Guideline to establish a collection system for equipment containing ozone depleting substances

This guideline focuses on the collection of ODS containing equipment offering a step-by-step process for setting up a collection system. It provides practical guidance for national ozone officers (NOO), policy makers from the waste sector and other stakeholders.

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Guideline for the transboundary movement of ODS waste

This guideline was developed for National Ozone Units (NOUs) considering the export of ODS for destruction as part of their ODS management. The guideline links the topics of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer with the Basel Convention and provides practical information on how to conduct transboundary movements (TBMs) of ODS waste.

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Guideline on the manual dismantling of refrigerators and air conditioners

This guideline was elaborated within the global project on management and destruction of ODS banks in close cooperation with the Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and its Technical Ozone Unit. The document provides a step-by-step guideline on how to manually dismantle refrigerators and ACs in an environmentally safe manner in countries where manual dismantling takes place. It addresses e-waste management companies and environmental authorities at regional and local level.

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