The final day of the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened on Friday, 14 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The High-Level Segment (HLS) plenary met in the morning, where delegates continued hearing statements from Heads of Delegation, and participated in a ministerial roundtable, ‘Towards an Agreement on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Amendment under the Montreal Protocol: Ensuring benefits for all.'
In the afternoon, the HLS continued with Heads of Delegation statements, following which they adopted the meeting report, where possible. The preparatory segment plenary then reconvened for a stock-taking session.
The HFC Management Contact Group met in the morning, whereafter a small group met to work on a "package deal" on control schedules for an amendment. The Contact Group reconvened later in the day to discuss and approve the "package deal." These discussions are ongoing.
The Budget Committee, the informal group on establishing an ad hoc standards coordination group, and the Contact Group on the MLF Replenishment Study Terms of Reference (TOR) also met during the day.
* 9:16 pm - HFC Management Contact Group completes discussions. The amendment negotiations will resume at midnight, in Plenary.
* 01:01 am - Preparatory Segment plenary reconvenes to hear update from HFC Management CG on progress on an amendment for HFCs. The Co-Chairs commend parties for honoring their commitment to delivering on the Dubai pathway on HFCs.
* 02:49 am - Preparatory Segment plenary still discussing amendment text under the Dubai pathway on HFCs.
* 03:07 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.
* 03:53 am - The Preparatory Segment plenary resumes to continue discussions.
* 05:07 am - Parties begin discussion of the draft decision on the further amendment of the Montreal Protocol.
* 06:23 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.
* 06:47 am - Plenary resumes to continue discussions.
* 06:52 am - Delegates conclude discussion on the draft amendment package. Package forwarded to the MOP for adoption.
* 06:54 am - The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.
* 07:37 am - Rwandan-Moroccan proposed CRP on energy efficiency is adopted.
* 08:05 am - MOP 28 President Vincent Biruta closes MOP 28.
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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View of the dais during the High-Level Segment Ministerial Round Table 'Towards an Agreement on the HFC
Amendment under the Montreal Protocol - Part 2: Ensuring Benefits for All'
Martha Garcíarivas, Under-Secretary
for Environmental Protection, Mexico
Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Slovakia
Federated States of Micronesia
Jay Dev Joshi, Minister of Population
and Environment, Nepal
Batio Bassiere, Minister of
Environment, Burkina Faso
Hakima El Haité, Minister of the Environment, Morocco
Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate
and Environment, Norway
Moderator Johnston Barkat, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Ombudsman
High-Level Segment Statements
Delegates hear the High-Level Segment statements
Eric Weerawardhana, Private Secretary to the President, Sri Lanka
Kare Chawicha Debessa, State Minister, Ministry
of Environment and Forests, Ethiopia
Francesco La Camera, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Italy
Abdulla Naseer, Senior Policy Executive, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives
Irene Cañas Díaz, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Energy,
Hiroyuki Nishiura, Director, Global Environment
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Mokhtar Abdul Majid, Deputy Director General,
Department of Environment, Malaysia
André Weidenhaupt, Director General, Department of the Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg
Sin Lan Ng Yun Wing, Director
of Environment, Ministry
of Environment, Mauritius
Afioga Taefu Lemi,
Member of Parliament, Samoa
Tree Planting Ceremony
Dignitaries gather for the tree planting ceremony at the Kigali Convention Centre
Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, and
László Sólymos, Minister of Environment, Slovakia
Elidier Vargas Castro, Costa Rica
Jesús Castillo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Popular Power for Eco-Socialism and Water, Venezuela
Gulshirin Jorayeva, State Committee on Environment Protection and Land Resources, Turkmenistan
OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria
HFC Management Contact Group
Delegates during the HFC Management Contact Group
Delegates from Russia, Belarus and US speak with
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Delegates from Saudia Arabia, Canada and UK confer
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney, Australia;
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; and
Masa Nagai, Senior Legal Advisor, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Harry Irawan, Indonesia
Zhou Xiaofang, China
Pak Sokharav Uth, Cambodia
Delegates applaud agreement on key issues
Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study
Delegates during the Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study
Gudi Alkemade, EU
S.V. Subbarao, India
Nancy Seymour, Canada
High-Level Segment Plenary
US Secretary of State John Kerry
Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance in the Office of the President, Marshall Islands
Sirakarn Srilekha, Director of Treaties and International Strategies Bureau, Department of Industrial Works, Thailand
Delegates during the final plenary
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney, Australia, and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confers with delegates
Andrei Pilipchuk, Belarus
Manoj Kumar Singh, India
Philip Owen, EU
Delegates huddle during an informal consultation
Delegates sign a 'birthday card' to celebrate the
anticipated birth of an amendment on HFCs
Laura Berón, Argentina
Samuel Paré, Burkina Faso
Sunrise from the Kigali Convention Centre
Delegates applaud the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
MOP 28 is gaveled to a close
Around the Venue
Delegates from Morocco and Saudi Arabia speak between sessions
Delegates from Canada
Delegates from Brazil
Members of the Secretariat confer
Delegates from Djibouti
Delegates from the UK
Delegates between sessions
US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Kigali Convention Centre
Delegates from Kuwait, India, EU and Saudi Arabia
Interpreters during plenary
Media teams record the proceedings
Delegates between sessions
Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda, leads dignitaries to the tree planting ceremony
Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda, and Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rwanda
Monique Mukaruriza, Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda
Around the Kigali Convention Centre grounds
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the meeting:
Annelies Van Gaalen; Cleo Verkuijl; Keith Ripley; Catherine Wahlén; Kate Helfenstein-Louw; and Kiara Worth