The thirty-seventh meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened for its penultimate day on Thursday, 7 April 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.
In the morning, a brief stocktaking plenary was held. The Contact Group on the Feasibility and Ways of Managing Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC Management Contact Group) then resumed, continuing on following Wednesday evening’s discussions on the development of exemption processes, including a “compliance deferral” approach for countries with high ambient temperatures (HAT), as well as a mechanism for periodic review of alternatives. Discussions were then suspended until the afternoon to allow for informal consultations between parties.
During lunchtime, the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) held an informal meeting.
In the afternoon, delegates discussed a funding proposal, after which parties broke into further informal consultations to discuss this issue. These consultations continued into the evening.
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage,provided daily web coverage from the 37th OEWG. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has producd a summary and analysis report of the 37th OEWG, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
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From L-R: Annie Gabriel, Australia; Laura Berón, Argentina; Valeria M. Gonzalez Posse, Argentina; and Maria Verónica Grygianec, Argentina
Emma Rachmawaty, Indonesia, with Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat
Eva Ocfemia, the Philippines
Ulises Lovera Gaona, Paraguay
Philippe Chemouny, Canada
Participants networking before the morning session
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia
Alexis Dimitri Valencia Moreno, Ecuador
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China
Sylla Cheikh Ndiaye, Senegal
Annie Gabriel, Australia
John Thompson, US
Manoj Kumar Singh, India
Stephen Seidel, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, with Caitlin Grady, US
Marine Collignon, France, with Justina Adomaviciute, UK