Highlights and images of main proceedings for 8 November 2019



Highlights for Friday, 8 November 2019

The Ozone Secretariat and OEWG 41 Co-Chairs

The thirty-first meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31) convened for its final day on Friday, 8 November 2019, in Rome, Italy. In the morning, the preparatory segment convened for stock-taking, with the MOP noting that a number of agenda items need additional time so parties can conclude their deliberations.
The High-Level Segment then reconvened, with the MOP hearing statements from heads of delegation. Key themes highlighted, included:

  • The cold chain is vital for sustainable development,
  • More financial and technical support for phasing down ozone depleting substances is necessary,
  • Ensuring better enforcement of the Protocol, in light of CFC-11 emissions, and
  • The Kigali Amendment as a “turning point” in the Protocol’s link to broader climate change efforts.
  • The Preparatory Segment reconvened in the early evening. It noted that the following contact groups still require additional time:

  • 2022 quadrennial Assessment
  • Unexpected emissions of CFC-11
  • MLF replenishment study terms of reference
  • Article 5 parties access to energy-efficient technologies in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sectors.
  • 00:33 am - MOP 31 is closed at 00:33 am on Saturday, 9 November 2019.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) meeting coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from MOP 31. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary and analysis report in HTML and PDF.

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    Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat, and MOP 31 President Martin Alvin Da Breo, Grenada
    Stephanie Haysmith, Ozone Secretariat
    Ambassador Mira Daher, Lebanon
    María Antonella Parodi, Argentina
    Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, Indonesia
    Delegates confer during the session
    Yajna Nath Dahal, Nepal
    Wills Agricole, Seychelles
    Delegates applaud the panel
    Delegates from the US confer during the meeting
    A delgate takes notes
    The delegation from Lebanon
    Delegates exchange views during the session
    Delegates concentrate on a presentation
    Rattana Raktrakul, Thailand
    Delegates in discussion
    Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, chats to Anna Dubrova, International Institute of Sustainable Development
    Bakhrom Kuchkarov, Uzbekistan

    MOP 32 will be hosted by Uzbekistan in November 2020.
    Contact Group 1

    Annie Gabriel, Australia
    Helen Tope, Co-Chair, Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee (MCTOC) and Helen Walter-Terrinoni, Technology and Economic Assessment Panel
    Shontelle Wellington, Barbados
    Delegates from the US and China in discussion
    A delegate responds to a humorous remark

    Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, Osvaldo Alvarez, Chile, Annie Gabriel, Australia
    Contact Group 2

    A view of the room during the contact group
    Ana Maria Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia
    Laura Berón, Argentina
    Patrick McInerney, Australia
    Ulirke Haupt, Germany
    Contact Group 3
    Cindy Newberg, United Sates
    Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) Co-Chair Janet Bornman, Australia
    A delegate takes notes
    Delegates discuss the draft text
    Contact Group 4
    Andrew Clark, USA
    Leslie Smith, Grenada
    Tadahiko Ito, Japan
    Leslie Smith, Grenada, Alain Wilmart, OEWG 41 Co-Chair, Ralph Brieskorn, the Netherlands
    Delegates discuss the draft text
    Sophia Mylona, Ozone Secretariat, chats to a delegate
    Around the Venue

    The view of the FAO building from above

    Delegates during a break