The thirty-first meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31) convened for its final day on Friday, 8 November 2019, in Rome, Italy.
In the morning, the preparatory segment convened for stock-taking, with the MOP noting that a number of agenda items need additional time so parties can conclude their deliberations.
The High-Level Segment then reconvened, with the MOP hearing statements from heads of delegation. Key themes highlighted, included:
The cold chain is vital for sustainable development,
More financial and technical support for phasing down ozone depleting substances is necessary,
Ensuring better enforcement of the Protocol, in light of CFC-11 emissions, and
The Kigali Amendment as a “turning point” in the Protocol’s link to broader climate change efforts.
The Preparatory Segment reconvened in the early evening. It noted that the following contact groups still require additional time:
2022 quadrennial Assessment
Unexpected emissions of CFC-11
MLF replenishment study terms of reference
Article 5 parties access to energy-efficient technologies in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sectors.
00:33 am - MOP 31 is closed at 00:33 am on Saturday, 9 November 2019.
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