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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

Highlights for Monday, 20 November 2017

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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.

Montreal Protocol 30th AnniversaryThe 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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Opening Plenary

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


Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada, delivering his opening remarks

Montreal Protocol Issues

View of the TEAP Replenishment Task Force report being discussed in plenary


Bella Maranion, TEAP Replenishment Task Force Co-Chair

Lambert Kuijpers, TEAP Replenishment Task Force Co-Chair

Shiqiu Zhang, TEAP Replenishment Task Force Co-Chair


OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US

OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal


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


Video presentation of the Montreal Protocol "Who's who" portal


L-R: Dais of the TEAP Energy Efficiency Working Group (EEWG) with Bella Maranion, TEAP Replenishment Task Force Co-Chair; Fabio Polonara, Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee (RTOC) Co-Chair; Ashley Woodcock, EEWG Co-Chair; and Roberto Peixoto, EEWG Co-Chair


Ana Patricia Martínez Bolívar, Mexico

Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia


Juan Miguel Cuna, the Philippines

Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia


Philip Owen, EU

Tom Land, US

Abderrahim Chakour, Morocco



Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait


Patrick McInerney, Australia

COP 11/MOP 29 Snapshots

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


Participants at the OzonAction booth


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