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 final day on Friday, 8 April 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.
In the morning, plenary discussed the report by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) on information on alternatives to ODS. The TEAP updated participants on its informal discussions on the report, informing participants that it will finalize a report for OEWG 38 based on suggestions at OEWG 37 and additional findings and updates that may become available.
The Co-Chairs of the Contact Group on the Feasibility and Ways of Managing Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC Management Contact Group) gave a brief report of progress. OEWG 37 then adjourned for informal discussions among parties, which continued into the evening.
OEWG37 is suspended at 12:40 am, and will be resumed prior to OEWG38 at a date still to be decided.
IISD Reporting Services will produce a summary and analysis report of the 37th OEWG on Monday, 11 April 2016.
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Delegates from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries conferring during the evening
HFCs Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Patrick McInerney, Australia, and Xia Yingxian, China
From L-R: Hamoud Al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia; Abdelrahim Mohamed Al Hammadi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain; and Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait
Claudia Paratori Cortés, Chile, and Laura Juliana Arciniegas, Colombia, discussing with other GRULAC delegates
OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria
HFCs Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China
Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan
HFCs Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China, with Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Richard Duke, US, with Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia
Emma Rachmawaty, Indonesia
Sergey Vasiliev, the Russian Federation
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia
From L-R: Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada; and Megumi Seki, Ozone Secretariat
Ghazi Al Odat, Jordan, with, Ahmed El Korashy, Egypt
Delegates from the UAE and Kuwait
John Thompson, US
Philip Owen, European Union (EU)
Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia
Delegates from the GCC countries