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27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

1-5 November 2015 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Highlights for Monday, 2 November 2015

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Xia Yingxian (center), China, in informal consultation with delegates from EU, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and US
before the start of the contact group on HFCs

The Preparatory Segment of MOP 27 reconvened on Monday, 2 November 2015, in Dubai, UAE. In the morning, delegates met for a brief stock-taking plenary session, including hearing updates on discussions with regards to membership of Montreal Protocol bodies, EUEs and CUEs, the TEAP report on ODS alternatives, financial reports and budgets, and TEAP financial matters.

The contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs met for its second day of discussions and continued throughout the day. The budget committee and informal groups on ODS releases from production processes, and the assessment panels’ quadrennial assessments met in the afternoon. The informal group on TEAP finance met in the evening.

Side events that took place, included: Introducing hydrocarbons and improving insulation in the refrigerated transport sector in South Africa; experience and preliminary results of early HFC surveys funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC); and refrigerator certification.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web updates from the Resumed OEWG36, which took place from 29 to 30 October 2015, from Dubai, UAE. Also, IISD Rerporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports from the 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 27), which took place from 1 to 5 November 2015. In addition, IISD Rerporting Services will provide a summary and analysis, available in HTML and PDF formats. Available in ENB Mobile at:

Morning Plenary

The panel during morning plenary

Co-Chair Emma Rachmawaty, Indonesia

Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria

Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Patrick McInerney, Australia

Roberto Peixoto (Brazil), Co-Chair, Refrigeration Technical Options Committee (RTOC), consulting with a delegate

Delegates from US conferring during the morning plenary

Contact Group on Feasibility and Ways of Managing HFCs

Co-Conveners Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney, Australia

John Thompson, US

Leslie Smith, Grenada

Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait

A view of the HFC contact group room

Tumau Herownna Neru, Samoa

Arumugam Duraisamy, India

Rafael Da Soler, Brazil

Taha Mohammed Zatari, Saudi Arabia

Laura Berón, Argentina

Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla, Senegal

Mazen Khalil Hussein, Lebanon

Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Iran

Agustin Sánchez Guevara, Mexico

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Satyendra Kumar Purkayastha, Bangladesh

Vika Rogers, Fiji

Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland

Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Shah Gilani, Pakistan

Leonardo Manuel Sulila, Mozambique

Valeria M. Gonzalez Posse, Argentina

Alice Gaustad, Norway

Delegates huddle during the lunch break

Around the Venue

Arumugam Duraisamy, India, having a discussion with Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

ENB team conferring (L-R) Keith Ripley, Kate Louw, Catherine Wahlén, Jennifer Lenhart and Annelies Van Gaalen

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