Highlights and images for 2 July 2019



Highlights for Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Helen Walter-Terrinoni, Co-Chair, TEAP Task Force on Unexpected Emissions of CFC-11, in discussions with other TEAP members

Delegates convened for the second day of the forty-first meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 41) on Tuesday, 2 July 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.Plenary discussions addressed the Quadrennial Assessment of the Montreal Protocol for 2018, and potential areas of focus for the 2022 Assessment; as well as the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) 2019 report.Highlights of the discussions include:

  • the TEAP and its associated Technical Options Committees (TOCs), presenting its Quadrennial Assessment, stating that the Protocol’s sustained success hinges on parties’ continued vigilance to fulfil their commitments and prevent any future actions...nullifying the ozone and climate benefits achieved thus far;
  • relationship between stratospheric ozone and proposed solar radiation management strategies;
  • on-going reported emissions of carbon tetrachloride (CTC);
  • submission of four nominations for critical-use exemptions for methyl bromide;
  • nine specific lab and analytical procedures being recommended for removal from those uses included in the global essential-use exemption; and
  • possible revisions needed in the list of ozone depleting substances used as process agents.
  • Two side events were held during the lunch break: The Online Reporting Tool presented by the Ozone Secretariat, and ‘Opportunities to Finance Energy Efficiency alongside the HFC Phasedown – Organizer’ presented by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).Following the meetings of the contact groups on CFC-11 issues, and the Multilateral Fund Replenishment Study Terms of Reference, delegates noted that even by the end of day two “we have only started to scrape the surface of the work that needs to be done.” Many said that while the deliberations have largely been rote, and requests for more time predictable, “the more we can do now, means a smoother Meeting of the Parties in November.”

    IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) meeting coverage, is providing daily web coverage from OEWG 41. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary and analysis from the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF.

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    TEAP Co-Chair Fabio Polonara, giving a presentation
    View of the room during the morning session
    Ghazi Al Odat, Jordan
    Zia Ul Islam, Pakistan
    Hasan Mubarak, Bahrain, consulting with Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait
    Silvana Bunea and Claudia-Georgiana Dumitru, Romania
    Youssef Hammami, Tunisia
    Delegates listening to a presentation
    ENB team taking notes
    Cindy Newberg, US
    Henry Wohrnschimmel, Switzerland
    Nancy Akerman, US
    Angela Patricia Rivera Galvis, Colombia
    Ana María Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia
    Co-Chair TEAP Bella Maranion
    Halons TOC Co-Chair Dan Verdonik
    Charles Kanu Ikeah, Nigeria
    Martin Sirois, Canada
    Ather Aljarboa, Saudi Arabia
    The dais during the afternoon session
    Martin Sirois, Philippe Chemouny, and Nicole Folliet, Canada, speaking informally with Philip Owen, EU
    Contact Group on CFC-11
    View of the contact group
    Participants during the contact group
    Around the Venue


    Negotiating blocs
    European Union