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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

Highlights for Thursday, 13 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

Traditional dancers perform at the reception hosted by the Government of Rwanda

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.

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.
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Morning Plenary: Opening of the High-Level Segment


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


Delegates stand to welcome the president of Rwanda


High-Level Segment


Delegates during the High-Level Segment (HLS)


Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada (L) hands over the MOP Presidency to
Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda (R)


View of the dais during the High-Level Segment Ministerial Round Table 'Towards an Agreement on the HFC Amendment under
the Montreal Protocol - Part 1: Addressing Remaining Negotiation Issues'


Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate
Action and Energy, European Commission

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Irene Cañas Díaz, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and
Energy, Costa Rica

Alberto D'Alotto, National Director for Global Affairs, Foreign Ministry, Argentina

Moderator Johnston Barkat, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Ombudsman


Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director

Ibrahim Jibril, Minister of State
for Environment, Nigeria

Shri Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of Environment, Forests
and Climate Change, India



Informal Consultations Throughout the Day


Article 5 informal consultations


Informal consultations on HFCs


Informal consultations on hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)


High-Level Segement Plenary


View of the dais during the HLS Plenary


Jesús Castillo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Popular Power for
Eco-Socialism and Water, Venezuela

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa


Abdullah Al-Islam Jacobs, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh

Prince Mupazviriho, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Zimbabwe

Zhai Qing, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China


Richard Mwendandu, Director, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya

Johanita Ndahimananjara, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests, Madagascar

Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate
and Environment, Norway


Ohn Win, Union Minister, Ministry of
Environment and Natural Resources, Myanmar

Bounkham Bounkhamvorachit, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR)


HFC Management Contact Group


Delegates during the HFC Management Contact Group


HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs
Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney​, Australia

Brian Ruddie, Legal Drafting Group Facilitator, UK


Manoj Kumar Singh, India

Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan



Evening Reception Hosted by the Government of Rwanda


Delegates gather for the evening reception and traditional performances, hosted by the Government of Rwanda






Around the Venue


Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director, and Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President,
Canada, speak with members of the Ozone Secretariat


Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa,
with the South African delegation

Mattlan Zackhras, Marshall Islands, Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US EPA, Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission, and Andrew Yatilman, Federated States of Micronesia, speak about the need for an ambitious HFC amendment


Delegates from Malaysia

Delegates from India


Benjamin Deh-Deh, Côte d'Ivoire

Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada, and
Tina Birmpili
, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat


Delegates from Latin America


Delegates from Cameroon

Delegates confer informally


Delegates from Sudan

Delegates between sessions


Around the Kigali Convention Centre






Daily Web CoverageAbout | 8 Oct | 10 Oct | 11 Oct | 12 Oct | 13 Oct | 14 Oct | Summary
Funding for coverage of the Resumed OEWG 38 and MOP 28 has been provided by the European Commission (EC)
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IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).