The resumed session of the thirty-eighth Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 38) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer met in Kigali, Rwanda on Saturday, 8 October 2016.
Parties convened to continue and conclude the work of the Contact Group on the Feasibility and Ways of Managing HFCs (HFC Management Contact Group), as agreed to under the Dubai pathway on HFCs (the Dubai pathway). Having concluded work on generating solutions to agreed challenges at the previous OEWG 38 session, the Contact Group resumed discussions on issues related to proposed amendments, including calculation of baselines and commencement years for any freezes and reduction steps.
Plenary briefly reconvened in the evening to hear a report back from the HFC Management Contact Group, noting that the Contact Group’s work will continue during the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28), which commences on Monday, 10 October.
OEWG 38 closed at 8:04 pm.
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 and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Management Contact Group
View of the dais during the morning plenary
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
OEWG 38 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada
Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait
OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia
Delegates during the session
Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia
Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal
Philip Owen, EU
Sergey Vasiliev, Russian Federation
Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan
Enoh Peter Ayuk, Cameroon
Ahmed El Korashy, Egypt
Manoj Kumar Singh, India
Coletha Ruhamya, Rwanda
Obed Baloyi, South Africa
Laura Juliana Arciniegas, Colombia
Samuel Paré, Burkina Faso
Annie Gabriel, Australia
Rafael Da Soler, Brazil
John Thompson, US
HFC Management Contact Group and Afternoon Plenary
Delegates gather for the afternoon session
HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chair Xia Yingxian, China
Lucie Desforges, Canada
Raad Kadhum Hasan, Iraq
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland
Idris Abdullahi, Nigeria
Delegates huddle at the close of plenary
Around the Venue
Delegates meet informally before the start of plenary
Delegates speak informally between sessions
Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia, speaks with Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan
Delegates before the morning plenary
Delegates from India
HFC Management Contact Group
Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia
Delegates speak informally
Around the Kigali Convention Centre