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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 Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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Bird's eye view of the COP 11/MOP 29 plenary

Montreal Protocol 30th AnniversaryThe 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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Montreal Protocol Issues

L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal; Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Mulumba, Ozone Secretariat


Gudi Alkemade, EU

Annie Gabriel, Australia



L-R: Aristide Taleng Faha and Peter Enoh Ayuk, Cameroon


Leslie Smith, Grenada

Fritz Nau, Haiti


Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Odessa Shako, Guyana


Ole-Kristian Kvissel, Norway

Tom Land, US



Xia Yingxian, China




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

Contact Groups


Center L-R: Lambert Kuijpers, Co-Chair Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Replenishment Task Force; Davinder Lail, Co-Chair MLF Replenishment Contact Group, UK; and Sam Pare, Co-Chair MLF Replenishment Contact Group, Burkina Faso



Delegates at the MLF Replenishment Contact Group



Delegates at the Data Reporting Contact Group



Delegates at the Energy Efficiency Contact Group



COP 11/MOP 29 Snapshots

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



Meeting of TEAP members


Participants from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, setting up a weather balloon used for monitoring the ozone layer


Photos from the UNDP photo booth


Painting depicting the hole in the ozone layer





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