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27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

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

Highlights for Tuesday, 3 November 2015

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Delegates from China (front) having an informal discussion with delegates from the EU and US

The Preparatory Segment of MOP 27 reconvened on Tuesday, 3 November 2015, in Dubai, UAE. Plenary convened for a stocktaking session in the morning and reconvened in the evening to hear updates on further progress. Delegates forwarded four draft decisions to the high-level segment (HLS) for adoption.

The contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs resumed its discussions in the morning and continued throughout the day. The budget committee and informal groups on ozone depleting substances ODS releases from production processes and the assessment panels’ quadrennial assessments met in the afternoon.

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

Delano Verwey, the Netherlands

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Henry Wöhrnschimmel, Switzerland

Bruce Edwards, Australia

Xia Yingxian, China

(L-R) Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Co-Chairs Paul Krajnik, Austria, and Emma Rachmawaty, Indonesia

Ghazi Al Odat (right), Jordan, consulting with a delegate

Delegates from the Russian Federation

Delegates listen to the morning plenary

Delegates from the United Kingdom

Alice Gaustad (center), Norway, consulting with other delegates

Evening Plenary

The panel during evening plenary

Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Philip Owen, EU

Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso

Annie Gabriel, Australia

Cindy Newberg, US

Contact Group on Feasibility and Ways of Managing HFCs

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

Gudi Alkemade, the Netherlands

Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla, Senegal

John Thompson, US

Leonard Marindany Kirui, Kenya

Rafael Da Soler, Brazil

Agustin Sánchez Guevara, Mexico

Valeria M. Gonzalez Posse, Argentina

Informal Groups on ODS Releases and on Assessment Panels’ Quadrennial Assessments

Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Sweden

Cui Yuqing, China

Tom Land, US

Dan Verdonik, TEAP Member

Paul A. Newman, Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP)

Arno Kaschl, EU

Hamid Al-Sadoon, Saudi Arabia

Tapio Reinikainen, Finland

Mikkel Adaman Sorensen, Denmark; Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland; Arno Kaschl, EU, in discussion with Hamid Al-Sadoon, Saudi Arabia

Around the Venue

Delegates chatting

Elías Gómez Mesa, Dominican Republic, and Keith Ripley, ENB

Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait; Arumugam Duraisamy, India; and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, in discussion after the morning plenary

Gudi Alkemade, the Netherlands, and
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland

John Thompson, US, having a discussion with Rafael Da Soler, Brazil, during the lunch break

A delegate perusing the IISD website

A delegate perusing the IISD website

Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Shah Gilani (center), Pakistan, having a group picture with (L-R) Sean Wu, Keith Ripley, Jennifer Lenhart, Kate Louw, and Catherine Wahlén, ENB team of MOP 27

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