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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 Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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L-R: Sam Pare, Burkina Faso, in a conversation with Mamadou Nimaga, Guinea

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) 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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Montreal Protocol Issues

Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal



Laura Berón, Argentina

Ismail Bin Ithnin, Malaysia


John Thompson, US

Patricia Soares Leite, Brazil



OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US


Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Emilija Kjupeva Nedelkova, Macedonia


Badiane Reine Marie Coly, Senegal

Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso


Raad Khadim Hasan, Iraq

Charles Ikeah, Nigeria

Yahyah Pathel, Mauritius


Philip Owen, EU

Henry Wöhrnschimmel, Switzerland

Ezzat Leouis, Egypt


Marindany Kirui, Kenya

Davinder Lail, UK


Miruza Mohamed, Maldives

Leslie Smith, Grenada

Tumau Herownna Neru, Samoa


Delegates from China consulting

Vienna Convention Issues

A view of the plenary discussions on the Report of the Vienna Convention Trust Fund Advisory Committee


L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat, and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat


Geir Braathen, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

A.R. Ravishankara, Chair of the Vienna Convention Trust Fund (VCTF) Advisory Committee


Sophia Mylona, Ozone Secretariat

Kenneth Jucks, Co-Chair, Ozone Research Managers (ORM)



COP 11/MOP 29 Snapshots

View of the Proklima booth


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


L-R: Agustin Sanchez, Mexico, with Frank Pinto, Norris Group


L-R: Ayman Eltalouny, UN Environment; Mazen Hussein, Lebanon; and Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait




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