Highlights and images for 11 October 2016



The twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened for its second day in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday, 11 October 2016.
In the morning, plenary discussed issues related to the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) assessment of the climate benefits and financial implications of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) phase-down schedules in the amendment proposals as well as other matters. Parties also heard a report on the previous evening’s discussions in the HFC Management Contact Group and the Legal Drafting Group.

Following plenary’s adjournment, the HFC Management Contact Group resumed its work. The Contact Group adjourned at lunch for informal consultations, which continued into the evening. The contact group on the Terms Of Reference (TOR) for the 2018–2020 Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment study, the budget committee and the informal consultation on safety standards also met during the course of the day.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided web coverage and a report from the Resumed OEWG38. In addition, IISD Reporting Services provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from MOP 28. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.
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Morning Plenary

Delegates during the morning plenary

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria

Sergey Vasiliev, Russian Federation

Marcos Wabi, Benin

Cindy Newburg, US

Augustin Sánchez Guevara, Mexico

Coletha Ruhamya, Rwanda

Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain

Manoj Kumar Singh, India

Ghazi Al Odat, Jordan

Saad Al Numairy, UAE

Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal

Laura Berón, Argentina

Alhagie Sarr, the Gambia

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Management Contact Group

Delegates take notes during the HFC Management Contact Group

Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Philip Owen, EU

HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China

John Thompson, US

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Rafael Da Soler, Brazil

Delegates during the session

Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study

Delegates during the Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study

MLF Replenishment Study Contact Group Co-Chair
Obed Baloyi
, South Africa

MLF Replenishment Study Contact Group Co-Chair
Philippe Chemouny
, Canada

Annie Gabriel, Australia

Nancy Seymour, Canada

Budget Committee

Delegates during the Budget Committee

Ives Enrique Gómez Sala, Mexico

Yassin Ahmed, Ozone Secretariat

Around the Venue

Delegates from the EU speak informally

Delegates from Senegal

A delegate reads the IISD Earth Negotiations
Bulletin (ENB) website to keep track of negotiations

A delegate takes notes

Delegates speak informally between sessions


Negotiating blocs
European Union