Highlights and images of main proceedings for 13 October 2016

Rwanda

Summary

The penultimate day of the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer took place on Thursday, 13 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The High-Level Segment (HLS) opened in the morning, where delegates: heard opening statements; participated in a ministerial roundtable, ‘Towards an Agreement on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Amendment under the Montreal Protocol: Addressing the Remaining Issues'; heard presentations on the 2018 Assessment Reports from the Assessment Panels; and listened to statements from Heads of Delegation.

Informal consultations on HFCs took place throughout the day, with the HFC Management Contact Group convening in the late afternoon for further negotiation. Informal discussions on HCFC-related issues also took place.

Delegates attended a reception hosted by the Government of Rwanda in the evening.

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: Opening of the High-Level Segment

Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda, Erik Solheim, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director,
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, stand for the national anthem of Rwanda

Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada

Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Delegates stand to welcome the president of Rwanda

High-Level Segment

Delegates during the High-Level Segment (HLS)

Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada (L) hands over the MOP Presidency to
Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda (R)

View of the dais during the High-Level Segment Ministerial Round Table 'Towards an Agreement on the HFC Amendment under
the Montreal Protocol - Part 1: Addressing Remaining Negotiation Issues'

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate
Action and Energy, European Commission

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Irene Cañas Díaz, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and
Energy, Costa Rica

Alberto D'Alotto, National Director for Global Affairs, Foreign Ministry, Argentina

Moderator Johnston Barkat, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Ombudsman

Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director

Ibrahim Jibril, Minister of State
for Environment, Nigeria

Shri Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of Environment, Forests
and Climate Change, India

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

Article 5 informal consultations

Informal consultations on HFCs

Informal consultations on hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)

High-Level Segement Plenary

View of the dais during the HLS Plenary

Jesús Castillo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Popular Power for
Eco-Socialism and Water, Venezuela

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Abdullah Al-Islam Jacobs, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh

Prince Mupazviriho, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Zimbabwe

Zhai Qing, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China

Richard Mwendandu, Director, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya

Johanita Ndahimananjara, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests, Madagascar

Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate
and Environment, Norway

Ohn Win, Union Minister, Ministry of
Environment and Natural Resources, Myanmar

Bounkham Bounkhamvorachit, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR)

HFC Management Contact Group

Delegates during the HFC Management Contact Group

HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs
Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney​, Australia

Brian Ruddie, Legal Drafting Group Facilitator, UK

Manoj Kumar Singh, India

Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan

Evening Reception Hosted by the Government of Rwanda

Delegates gather for the evening reception and traditional performances, hosted by the Government of Rwanda

Around the Venue

Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director, and Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President,
Canada, speak with members of the Ozone Secretariat

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa,
with the South African delegation

Mattlan Zackhras, Marshall Islands, Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US EPA, Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission, and Andrew Yatilman, Federated States of Micronesia, speak about the need for an ambitious HFC amendment

Delegates from Malaysia

Delegates from India

Benjamin Deh-Deh, Côte d'Ivoire

Lucie Desforges, Acting MOP 27 President, Canada, and
Tina Birmpili
, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

Delegates from Latin America

Delegates from Cameroon

Delegates confer informally

Delegates from Sudan

Delegates between sessions

Around the Kigali Convention Centre