Highlights and images for 7 November 2018



Highlights for Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Local artwork outside the venue

The preparatory segment of the Montreal Protocol MOP 30 convened for its third day on Wednesday, 7 November 2018, in Quito, Ecuador. In the morning, delegates addressed:

  • Review of the terms of reference, composition and balance as well as fields of expertise required of the assessment panels and their subsidiary bodies;
  • Consideration of senior expert and other nominations by parties to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP); and
  • Consideration of the membership of Montreal Protocol bodies for 2019.
  • In the afternoon, the Budget Committee and contact groups met. In evening plenary, delegates heard reports back from the contact groups and forwarded a few decisions to the High Level Segment (HLS). They also considered Harmonized System customs codes for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and clorofluorocarbons (CFCs) substitutes and a draft decision on progress by the Multilateral Fund (MLF) Executive Committee (ExCom) in the development of guidelines for financing the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily reports and daily web coverage from MOP 30. In addition, IISD Reporting Services will publish a summary and analysis report of the meeting in HTML and PDF.

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    Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia
    John Thompson and Luke H. Hall-Jordan, US
    Miruza Mohamed, Maldives, President of the Implementation Committee
    Annie Gabriel, Australia
    Delegates from Jordan, L-R: Emad Eddin Fattouh, Zaid Banyhani, and Ghazi Alodat
    Mikkel Sørensen, Denmark
    Philippe Chemouny, Canada
    Alain Wilmart, Belgium
    Abderrahim Chakour, Morocco
    Azra Rogović-Grubić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tumau Herownna Neru, Samoa
    W. Stephen Comstock, ASHRAE, and Julian R de Bullet, environmental consultant
    L-R: Ping-Fei Shieh and Wen-Cheng Hu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI); and Stephen Montzka, Scientific Assessment Panel
    Osvaldo Álvarez, Chile, in consultations with Lesley Dowling, Australia
    Gabriela Fischerova and Lucia Rosolankova, Slovakia
    Delegates from Australia, Canada, and the US, share a laugh during a break
    Guo Xiaolin, China
    Dan Teng’o, Ozone Secretariat, announced the the Protocol’s Ozone Heroes Campaign has been awarded the Hermes Creative Award.
    L-R: Helène Rochat, Topten; Gabrielle Dreyfus, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program; and Jessica Brown, ClimateWorks Foundation
    Kevin Mead, Canada, and Nadia Sohier Zaman, IISD
    Amit Love (center), India, confers with delegates from the EU
    Abdulrahman Salih Hariri, Saudi Arabia, in consultations with OEWG Co-Chair Yaqoub Almatouq (right), Kuwait
    Latin America and Caribbean (GRULAC) delegates meet informally
    Delegates from India, Argentina, Brazil, China, and Kuwait discuss the agenda item on guidelines
    The Budget Committee
    A view of the room during the contact group on energy efficiency
    Delegates discuss during the contact group on adjustments
    OzoneAction representatives
    Mazen Hussein, Lebanon; OEWG Co-Chair Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait; and Hasan Mubarak, Bahrain
    Around the Venue
    Members of ITRI and the delegation of the Republic of Korea