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Resumed 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) of the Parties
to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
and 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

8 and 10-14 October 2016 | Kigali, Rwanda

Summary Highlights: 8 - 14 October 2016

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Daily Web CoverageAbout | 8 Oct | 10 Oct | 11 Oct | 12 Oct | 13 Oct | 14 Oct | Summary
The Resumed Session of the 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) begins in Kigali, Rwanda

Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, gavels the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

The Resumed Session of the 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) begins in Kigali, Rwanda

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Highlights for Friday, 14 October 2016

The final day of the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened on Friday, 14 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The High-Level Segment (HLS) plenary met in the morning, where delegates continued hearing statements from Heads of Delegation, and participated in a ministerial roundtable, ‘Towards an Agreement on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Amendment under the Montreal Protocol: Ensuring benefits for all.'

In the afternoon, the HLS continued with Heads of Delegation statements, following which they adopted the meeting report, where possible. The preparatory segment plenary then reconvened for a stock-taking session.

The HFC Management Contact Group met in the morning, whereafter a small group met to work on a "package deal" on control schedules for an amendment. The Contact Group reconvened later in the day to discuss and approve the "package deal." These discussions are ongoing.

The Budget Committee, the informal group on establishing an ad hoc standards coordination group, and the Contact Group on the MLF Replenishment Study Terms of Reference (TOR) also met during the day.

UPDATE:

* 9:16 pm - HFC Management Contact Group completes discussions. The amendment negotiations will resume at midnight, in Plenary.

* 01:01 am - Preparatory Segment plenary reconvenes to hear update from HFC Management CG on progress on an amendment for HFCs. The Co-Chairs commend parties for honoring their commitment to delivering on the Dubai pathway on HFCs.

* 02:49 am - Preparatory Segment plenary still discussing amendment text under the Dubai pathway on HFCs.

* 03:07 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.

* 03:53 am - The Preparatory Segment plenary resumes to continue discussions.

* 05:07 am - Parties begin discussion of the draft decision on the further amendment of the Montreal Protocol.

* 06:23 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.

* 06:47 am - Plenary resumes to continue discussions.

* 06:52 am - Delegates conclude discussion on the draft amendment package. Package forwarded to the MOP for adoption.

* 06:54 am - The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

* 07:37 am - Rwandan-Moroccan proposed CRP on energy efficiency is adopted.

* 08:05 am - MOP 28 President Vincent Biruta closes MOP 28.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided web coverage and a report from the Resumed OEWG38. In addition, IISD Reporting Services provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from MOP 28. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
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View of the dais during the High-Level Segment Ministerial Round Table 'Towards an Agreement on the HFC
Amendment under the Montreal Protocol - Part 2: Ensuring Benefits for All'


Delegates during the HFC Management Contact Group


US Secretary of State John Kerry


Delegates applaud the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol


MOP 28 is gaveled to a close


Highlights for Thursday, 13 October 2016

The penultimate day of the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer took place on Thursday, 13 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The High-Level Segment (HLS) opened in the morning, where delegates: heard opening statements; participated in a ministerial roundtable, ‘Towards an Agreement on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Amendment under the Montreal Protocol: Addressing the Remaining Issues'; heard presentations on the 2018 Assessment Reports from the Assessment Panels; and listened to statements from Heads of Delegation.

Informal consultations on HFCs took place throughout the day, with the HFC Management Contact Group convening in the late afternoon for further negotiation. Informal discussions on HCFC-related issues also took place.

Delegates attended a reception hosted by the Government of Rwanda in the evening.

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Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda, Erik Solheim, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director,
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, stand for the national anthem of Rwanda


Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada

Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director


Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda




Highlights for Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer met for its third day in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday, 12 October 2016.

In the morning, plenary reconvened for a stocktaking session. Issues discussed include, inter alia: consideration of the membership of the Montreal Protocol bodies for 2017; critical-use exemptions (CUEs) for 2017-2018; Terms Of Reference (TOR) for the 2018-2020 MLF replenishment study; and issues related to the phase-out of HCFCs. Parties also heard a report on progress from the hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Management Contact Group.

Following plenary’s adjournment, Article 5 and non-Article 5 parties met separately to coordinate positions on an amendment on HFCs. The HFC Management Contact Group met in the evening. The Budget Committee, informal consultations on safety standards and the contact group on the TOR for the 2018-2020 Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment also took place during the day.

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Delegates during Article 5 coordination discussions


S.V. Subbarao, India

Gudi Alkemade, EU

Elisa Rim, US


Delegates discuss the proposed outcomes from informal discussions


Delegates from the Ozone Secretariat, Kuwait, EU, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia
speak informally before the start of the HFC Management Contact Group


Highlights for Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened for its second day in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday, 11 October 2016. In the morning, plenary discussed issues related to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) assessment of the climate benefits and financial implications of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) phase-down schedules in the amendment proposals as well as other matters. Parties also heard a report on the previous evening’s discussions in the HFC Management Contact Group and the Legal Drafting Group.

Following plenary’s adjournment, the HFC Management Contact Group resumed its work. The Contact Group adjourned at lunch for informal consultations, which continued into the evening. The contact group on the Terms Of Reference (TOR) for the 2018–2020 Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment study, the budget committee and the informal consultation on safety standards also met during the course of the day.

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Delegates during the morning plenary


Augustin Sánchez Guevara, Mexico

Coletha Ruhamya, Rwanda


John Thompson, US

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Rafael Da Soler, Brazil



Highlights for Monday, 10 October 2016

The twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opened in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday, 10 October 2016.

Parties convened in the morning to hear opening statements and address organizational matters. They also discussed the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) reports on alternatives to ozone depleting substances, and an assessment of the climate benefits and financial implications of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) phasedown schedules in the amendment proposals.

The afternoon’s discussion addressed, inter alia, agenda items on critical-use and essential-use exemptions, the Dubai pathway on HFCs, terms of reference for the 2018–2020 Multilateral Fund replenishment study, the TEAP and Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) report on analysis of carbon tetrachloride (CTC) discrepancies, and a proposal to establish an ad hoc standards coordination group.

The HFC Management Contact Group met in the evening to continue its work.

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View of the dais during the morning plenary


Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda

Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat


OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria

Bella Maranion, Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Co-Chair

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada


To mark the opening of MOP 28, the Ozone Secretariat and the EU's Head of Delegation sign an agreement for a
financial contribution to support the Secretariat's activities related to HFCs up to the end of 2017



Highlights for Saturday, 8 October 2016

The resumed session of the thirty-eighth Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 38) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer met in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

Parties convened to continue and conclude the work of the Contact Group on the Feasibility and Ways of Managing HFCs (HFC Management Contact Group), as agreed to under the Dubai pathway on HFCs (the Dubai pathway). Having concluded work on generating solutions to agreed challenges at the previous OEWG 38 session, the Contact Group resumed discussions on issues related to proposed amendments, including calculation of baselines and commencement years for any freezes and reduction steps.

Plenary briefly reconvened in the evening to hear a report back from the HFC Management Contact Group, noting that the Contact Group’s work will continue during the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28), which commences on Monday, 10 October.

OEWG 38 closed at 8:04 pm.

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View of the dais during the morning plenary


Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada


Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria

HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair ​Patrick McInerney​, Australia


Delegates huddle at the close of plenary



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