Ozone Secretariat Launch of the 2018 Quadrennial Report of the Scientific Assessment Panel

Decision XXVII/6 on potential areas of focus for the 2018 quadrennial reports of the Scientific Assessment Panel, the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, adopted at the Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the Parties in November 2015, requests the three assessment panels to prepare quadrennial assessment reports in 2018, to submit them to the Secretariat by 31 December 2018 for consideration by the Open-ended Working Group and by the Thirty-First Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in 2019. A synthesis report of the three Assessment Panels will be made available by 30 April 2019.

The Ozone Secretariat is pleased to announce that the co-chairs of the Scientific Assessment Panel have just launched the scientific assessment process by communicating to the scientists around the world their proposal for developing the 2018 UNEP/WMO Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion […] and inviting them to:

  • comment upon and suggest related science matters to aspects of the proposed assessment or assessment process,
  • provide suggestions for chapter authors, reviewers, and review editors, including self-nominations,
  • provide suggestions for updates to the Twenty Questions and Answers about the Ozone Layer booklet

Should your Government wish to nominate national scientists to participate in the assessment process, kindly make sure that you submit their nominations to Ms. Sophia Mylona (sophia.mylona@unep.org) at the Secretariat by 6 January 2017 along with the curriculum vitae of the nominees. The Secretariat will forward those nominations to the SAP co-chairs for their consideration.