The resumed OEWG 37 met for its final day on Saturday, 16 July 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Informal discussions were held throughout the day and night. Topics addressed included funding, HCFCs-HFCs linkages and exemptions not related to HAT.
The HFC Management Contact Group reconvened in the evening to assess whether solutions had been generated for the identified challenges. As more time was required, informal discussions resumed. Following protracted negotiations, the contact group reconvened to conclude its work in the early hours of Sunday, 17 July 2016. Participants then convened in plenary, which heard an update on the status of discussion on each of the identified challenges. OEWG 37 was gavelled to a close at 3.12 am.
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OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria
OEWG 37 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada
From L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada; and Megumi Seki, Ozone Secretariat
View of the room during the Informal discussions on funding
Odessa Shako, Guyana
Philippe Chemouny, Canada
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland
Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan, and Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain
Delegates from the EU conferring
Ishida Mayuka, Japan
Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait
Dennis Clare, Federated States of Micronesia
Italo Andrés Flamenco Córdova, and Rubén Armando Escalante Hasbún, El Salvador
From L-R: Krystel Loutfi, Lebanon; Lara Haidar, Lebanon; Mazen Khalil Hussein, Lebanon; Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan; and Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain
Zhou Xiaofang, China
Miguel Antonio Gonzalez, Guatemala
Cornelius Rhein, EU
Annie Gabriel, Australia, with Nancy Seymour, Canada
Fahad Naim, with S.V. Subbarao, India
Cindy Newberg, US, with Cornelius Rhein, EU
Hamoud Al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia, with Philippe Chemouny, Canada
Participants reading the proposed text on the screen
From L-R: Manoj Kumar Singh, India; Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan; Amit Love, India; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; S.V. Subbarao, India; Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Sweden; and Fahad Naim, India
Benjamin Deh-Deh, Côte D'Ivoire, and Ismael Nour, Djibouti
Delegates from India and Saudi Arabia