The ODS alternatives survey was conducted in response to decision XXXVI/9 which provided forĀ  Article 5 countries to receive financial support from the MLF to carry out the survey. The objectives of the survey was to assist Article 5 countries to better understand their consumption trends for non-ODS alternatives, and their distribution by sector and sub-sector; establish a bank of inventories on ODS alternatives which will provide the country with an overview of its national market where ODS alternatives have been and will be phased in, while taking into consideration existing technologies; and To estimate the amounts of each ODS alternative currently used in the country, identify alternatives that could be potentially used in the future to replace HCFCs and HFCs; and forecast the amounts of each ODS alternative
currently used and potentially to be used in the country for the period 2015-2030.