Highlights and images for 22 November 2017



Montreal Protocol 30th Anniversary
The preparatory segment of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention (COP 11) and the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 29) convened for its third day on Wednesday, 22 November 2017, in Montreal, Canada. In the morning, delegates convened for a short plenary session to hear reports from contact groups and informal consultations, and updates on outstanding agenda items. Plenary was then suspended. The contact group on the Multilateral Fund (MLF) Replenishment, and consultations on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) not listed in Annex F met immediately afterwards.

In the afternoon, delegates continued their contact group and informal discussions on the outstanding agenda items, including on data reporting and destruction, and energy efficiency. The Budget Committee also met. Delegates then reconvened in plenary to hear progress on these discussions and, where possible, forward decisions to the High-Level Segment (HLS).

In the evening, the contact groups on data reporting and destruction, MLF replenishment, and the informal consultations on safety standards continued.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from COP 11/MOP 29. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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Montreal Protocol Issues

L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone
Secretariat; Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) 39 Co-Chair Cynthia Newberg, US; OEWG 39 Co-Chair Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal; Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Mulumba, Ozone Secretariat

Gudi Alkemade, EU

Annie Gabriel, Australia

L-R: Aristide Taleng Faha and Peter Enoh Ayuk, Cameroon

Leslie Smith, Grenada

Fritz Nau, Haiti

Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Odessa Shako, Guyana

Ole-Kristian Kvissel, Norway

Tom Land, US

Xia Yingxian, China

Taha Zatari, Saudi Arabia, in a discussion with Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone

L-R: Philip Owen, EU; Dong Wenfu, China; and Xia Yingxian, China

Delegates from the Republic of Korea consulting

Contact Groups

Center L-R: Lambert Kuijpers, Co-Chair Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) Replenishment Task Force; Davinder Lail, Co-Chair MLF Replenishment Contact Group, UK; and Sam Pare, Co-Chair MLF Replenishment Contact Group, Burkina Faso

Delegates at the MLF Replenishment Contact Group

Delegates at the Data Reporting Contact Group

Delegates at the Energy Efficiency Contact Group

COP 11/MOP 29 Snapshots

L-R: Suely Carvalho, TEAP Senior Expert, in conversation with Rajendra Shende, TEAP Senior Expert

Meeting of TEAP members

Participants from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, setting up a weather balloon used for monitoring the ozone layer

Photos from the UNDP photo booth

Painting depicting the hole in the ozone layer


Negotiating blocs
European Union