The thirty-eighth session of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol (OEWG 38) resumed on 21 July 2016, in Vienna, Austria.
In the morning, delegates convened in plenary to hear updates on outstanding agenda items. The HFC Management Contact Group met throughout the day.
In the late afternoon, OEWG 38 closing plenary convened. Due to OEWG 38 being unable to conclude its work, the meeting was suspended at 5:45 pm. Discussions on HFC Management will be held in parallel to third Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (ExMOP 3), which convenes on 22 July 2016.
In the evening, the Government of Austria hosted a reception.
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From L-R: Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Abdulbasit Sairafi, Saudi Arabia; Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait; Hamoud Al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia; and Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan
Philippe Chemouny, Canada
Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland
Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan
Yaqoob Al Harti, Oman
Cindy Newberg, US
From L-R: Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait; Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia; HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia; John Thompson, US; and HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China
Cornelius Rhein, European Union (EU), and Obed Baloyi, South Africa
Zhou Xiaofang, China
Brian Ruddie, UK, with Saleh Al-Amir, Saudi Arabia
From L-R: Hamoud Al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia; Catherine Wahlén and Anna Schulz, IISD Reporting Services
From L-R: Marine Collignon, France; Béatrice Vincent, France; Justina Adomaviciute, UK; Mikkel Adaman Sørensen, Denmark; and Philip Owen, EU
Laura Juliana Arciniegas, Colombia
G. M. J. K. Gunawardana, Sri Lanka
Enoh Peter Ayuk, Cameroon
Sylla Cheikh Ndiaye and Reine Marie Coly Badiane, Senegal
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Patrick McInerney, Australia, and Xia Yingxian, China
From L-R: Mubarak Mohammed Bin Daine, Bahrain; Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain; and Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait
High Level Assembly organized by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
Xavier Sticker, Ambassador for the Environment, France
Arlete Sombo-Dibele, Minister for the Environment, Central African Republic
Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate
Ahmad Qatarneh, Secretary General, Ministry for the Environment, Jordan
Jan Olsson, Ambassador for the Environment and Oceans, Sweden, and Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Catherine McKenna, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Canada, and CCAC Co-Chair Rita Cerutti, Canada
Kari-Anne Isaksen, Norway
Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
Fernando Farías, Chile
Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Benjamin Deh-Deh, Côte d'Ivoire
Pastor Vera Bejarano, Paraguay
Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Slovakia
Vincent Biruta, Minister for Natural Resources, Rwanda
Reception hosted by the government of Austria
From L-R: Eduardo Ganem, Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Andrä Rupprechter, Minister for the Environment, Austria; Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
Andrä Rupprechter, Minister for the Environment, Austria
From L-R: Aminah Ali, Malaysia; G. M. J. K. Gunawardana, Sri Lanka; and Tsokhio Adiyasuren, Mongolia
Petra Hinterauer, Hungary, with Michelle Cortis, Malta
From L-R: Avipsa Mahapatra, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA); Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan; Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Sweden; and Iqbal Sheikh, Pakistan