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OEWG37 Side Event: Amendment Design Options and Examining Patents for HFC Alternatives in India

April 7, 2016

The side event “Amendment Design Options For Resolving HFC Amendment Concerns & Examining Patents for HFC Alternatives in India” was held on 7 April by IGSD, NRDC and CEEW during the Montreal Protocol Open-ended Working Group (OEWG37).

The event highlighted the wide range of amendment design options that have already been applied by the Montreal Protocol to control of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) and demonstrated ways in which a combination of options can resolve potential HFC Amendment concerns.

The panelists also presented a new paper on impact of patents on phasing down HFCs and options for Indian companies.

The amendment design presentation can be viewed here.

The India IP presentation can be viewed here.