The Preparatory Segment of the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) and the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) opened on Monday, 20 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from dignitaries and discussed, inter alia: organizational matters; financial reports and budgets of the trust funds; and the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund (MLF) for 2018-2020.
In the afternoon, delegates addressed matters related to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, including the status of ratification and data reporting. They also considered: nominations for essential-use exemptions (EUEs) for 2018, and critical-use exemptions (CUEs) for 2018-2019; use of controlled substances as process agents; key messages from the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) 2017 report; HCFCs phase-out; and energy efficiency.
The Budget Committee and the MLF replenishment contact group were established and held initial meetings.
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Harvey Gabriel, Indigenous Elder from the Mohawk Nation, opened COP 11
/MOP 29 with a traditional Mohawk prayer
Harvey Gabriel, Indigenous Elder from the Mohawk Nation, presenting a traditional Mohawk painting to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada
Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada, delivering his opening remarks
Montreal Protocol Issues
View of the TEAP Replenishment Task Force report being discussed in plenary
L-R: Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal; Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat
Video presentation of the Montreal Protocol "Who's who" portal
L-R: Dais of the TEAP Energy Efficiency Working Group (EEWG) with Bella Maranion, TEAP Replenishment Task Force Co-Chair; Fabio Polonara, Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical
Options Committee (RTOC) Co-Chair; Ashley Woodcock, EEWG Co-Chair; and Roberto Peixoto, EEWG Co-Chair
COP 11/MOP 29 Snapshots
L-R: Elvira Pausing, the Philippines; Cecilia Mercado, MLF; Juan Miguel Cuna and Metodio Turbella, the
UN Development Programme (UNDP) Ozone Heroes photo booth
Participants at the OzonAction booth