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11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 11) and 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 29)

20-24 November 2017 | Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada

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Delegates from the Energy Efficiency contact group in informal consultations

Montreal Protocol 30th AnniversaryHighlights for Friday, 24 November 2017

The High-Level Segment (HLS) of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) and the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) convened for its final day on Friday, 24 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada.

In the morning, plenary heard statements from heads of delegation, and updates from the Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP), Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP). Plenary then adjourned for contact groups and informal discussions to continue their deliberations.

The HLS plenary reconvened in the early evening to continue hearing statements from heads of delegation. The Preparatory Segment then reconvened for a stocktaking session and to close agenda items where possible. The Contact Groups on the Multilateral Fund (MLF) Replenishment and Energy Efficiency continue to meet in parallel.

10:00 pm - Plenary is scheduled to resume
10:34 pm - MLF Replenishment contact group concludes its work
11:00 pm - Plenary is re-scheduled to resume
11:32 pm - Vienna Convention COP 11/MontrealProtocol MOP 29 final plenary reconvenes
12:34 pm - Vienna Convention COP 11/ Montreal Protocol MOP 29 plenary suspends to allow for consultations on the MLF replenishment draft decision
12:51 am - Vienna Convention COP 11/ Montreal Protocol MOP 29 Preparatory Segment closes
12:54 am - Vienna Convention COP 11/ Montreal Protocol MOP 29 HLS resumes
1:13 am - Vienna Convention COP 11/ Montreal Protocol MOP 29 adopts the decision on the MLF replenishment
The meeting closed on Saturday at 1:47 am

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Montreal Protocol Issues

OEWG 39 Co-Chairs Cynthia Newberg, US, and Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal


Martin Sirois, Canada

Yao Dong, China

Patrick McInerney, Australia


Delegates from the US, Saudia Arabia and India, in informal consultations on energy efficiency



High-Level Segment


L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Marc D'Iorio, Canada, COP 11 President; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat



John Pyle
, Co-Chair Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP)


Nigel Paul, Co-Chair EEAP

Janet Bornman, Co-Chair EEAP



L-R: Technology and Economic Assessment Panel Co-Chairs Ashley Woodcock and Bella Maranion; and Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) Co-Chair Marta Pizano presenting to the High-Level Segment



Video presentation on the Montreal Protocol narrated by Sir David Attenborough



Paul Krajnik, Chair, Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund (MLF)

Closing Plenary


L-R: Allal Mesrar, Jozef Buys, and Alain Wilmart, Belgium


Andrei Pilipchuk, Belarus

Jamila Mammadova, Azerbaijan


John Thompson, US

Philippe Chemouny, Canada



Hasan Mubarak
, Bahrain



Delegates from the US, Belarus, EU, Canada and Azerbaijan in informal consultations



Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, MOP 29 President with Marc D'Iorio, Canada, COP 11 President, gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:47 am.


Highlights for Thursday, 23 November 2017

The High-Level Segment (HLS) of the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) and the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) opened on Thursday, 23 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada.

In the morning, plenary heard statements from dignitaries, watched a cultural performance, and took part in a ministerial roundtable entitled “Montreal Protocol at 30—Identifying Future Opportunities and Priorities.”

Plenary reconvened in the afternoon and delegates took part in a science panel entitled “The Scientific Foundation of the Montreal Protocol: Past, Present and Future.” They then heard statements from heads of delegation.

The Budget Committee, the contact groups on data reporting, energy efficiency, and the Multilateral Fund (MLF) Replenishment, as well as the informal discussions on safety standards and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) not listed in Annex F met during the course of the day.

In the evening, delegates were invited to attend the Ozone Awards Ceremony, honoring those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements of the Montreal Protocol over the past 10 years. A reception, hosted by the Government of Canada and the Ozone Secretariat, was held thereafter.

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L-R: Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada; Sydney Alexander Samuels Milson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala and COP 10 President; Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda and MOP 28 President; Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment; and Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat


Sydney Alexander Samuels Milson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Guatemala and COP 10 President

Vincent Biruta, Minister of Environment, Rwanda and MOP 28 President


Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment



L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Marc D'Iorio, Canada, COP 11 President; Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, MOP 29 President; and Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat;



Marc D'Iorio, Canada, COP 11 President

Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, MOP 29 President


Photos from the 30th Anniversary Montreal Protocol Awards

 



Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, taking a selfie with some of the awardees




Highlights for Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The preparatory segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) and the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) convened for its third day on Wednesday, 22 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates convened for a short plenary session to hear reports from contact groups and informal consultations, and updates on outstanding agenda items. Plenary was then suspended. The contact group on the Multilateral Fund (MLF) Replenishment, and consultations on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) not listed in Annex F met immediately afterwards.

In the afternoon, delegates continued their contact group and informal discussions on the outstanding agenda items, including on data reporting and destruction, and energy efficiency. The Budget Committee also met. Delegates then reconvened in plenary to hear progress on these discussions and, where possible, forward decisions to the High-Level Segment (HLS).

In the evening, the contact groups on data reporting and destruction, MLF replenishment, and the informal consultations on safety standards continued.

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Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia, in a discussion with Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat



L-R: Philip Owen, EU; Dong Wenfu, China; and Xia Yingxian, China



Delegates from the Republic of Korea consulting



Delegates at the MLF Replenishment Contact Group


L-R: Suely Carvalho, TEAP Senior Expert, in conversation with Rajendra Shende, TEAP Senior Expert



Meeting of TEAP members


Highlights for Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The preparatory segment of the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) and the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) convened for its second day on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates discussed, inter alia, energy efficiency; safety standards; HFCs not listed in Annex F to the Protocol; nominations and appointments for membership in various Protocol bodies; and compliance and reporting issues.

In the afternoon, delegates addressed issues under the Vienna Convention, including the outcomes of the tenth meeting of the Ozone Research Managers (ORM) of the parties to the Vienna Convention, and the status of the Vienna Convention Trust Fund (VCTF). They also considered other matters, including an issue raised by Saudi Arabia on low-global-warming-potential (GWP) technologies for the air conditioning sector, and a concern related to hurricanes impacting Protocol implementation, raised by Grenada.

Contact groups on data reporting, replenishment, safety standards, and energy efficiency met at various points throughout the day. The Budget Committee also met during the lunch break.

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Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Emilija Kjupeva Nedelkova, Macedonia


Badiane Reine Marie Coly, Senegal

Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso


Marindany Kirui, Kenya

Davinder Lail, UK


Miruza Mohamed, Maldives

Leslie Smith, Grenada

Tumau Herownna Neru, Samoa


Philip Owen, EU

Henry Wöhrnschimmel, Switzerland

Ezzat Leouis, Egypt


Delegates from China consulting


L-R: Alem Mulu Syoum, MLF with Sonja Wagner, Wagner Consulting


Highlights for Monday, 20 November 2017

The Preparatory Segment of the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) and the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) opened on Monday, 20 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from dignitaries and discussed, inter alia: organizational matters; financial reports and budgets of the trust funds; and the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for 2018-2020.

In the afternoon, delegates addressed matters related to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, including the status of ratification and data reporting. They also considered: nominations for essential-use exemptions (EUEs) for 2018, and critical-use exemptions (CUEs) for 2018-2019; use of controlled substances as process agents; key messages from the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) 2017 report; HCFCs phase-out; and energy efficiency.

The Budget Committee and the MLF replenishment contact group were established and held initial meetings.

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Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, and Brian Mulroney, former
Prime Minister of Canada, being welcomed by elders of the Mohawk Nation.


Harvey Gabriel, Indigenous Elder from the Mohawk Nation, opened COP 11 /MOP 29 with a traditional Mohawk prayer


Harvey Gabriel, Indigenous Elder from the Mohawk Nation, presenting a traditional Mohawk painting to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada


Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat



Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada


L-R: Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal; Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat


Juan Miguel Cuna, the Philippines

Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia


Philip Owen, EU

Tom Land, US

Abderrahim Chakour, Morocco


Participants at the OzonAction booth


L-R: Elvira Pausing, the Philippines; Cecilia Mercado, MLF; Juan Miguel Cuna and Metodio Turbella, the
Philippines


UN Development Programme (UNDP) Ozone Heroes photo booth


ENB team at the UNDP Ozone Heroes photo booth with Nancy Williams, Jennifer Lenhart, Jennifer Bansard, Franz Dejon, Tallash Kantai, and Kate Louw Helfenstein

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EU Ozone Secretariat

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