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27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

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


Highlights for Wednesday, 4 November 2015

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Mikkel Adaman Sorensen, Denmark, welcoming Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, and Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE

The penultimate day of the twenty-seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 27) convened on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, in Dubai, UAE. The High-Level Segment opened in the morning, where delegates heard statements from, inter alia, Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This was followed by a roundtable discussion on “How the institutions and mechanisms of the Montreal Protocol could assist parties in managing HFCs.” In the afternoon, delegates heard a presentation by the assessment panels on their synthesis of the 2014 quadrennial assessments, as well as statements from heads of delegation.

The budget committee and informal groups on the assessment panels’ quadrennial assessments, and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) report on alternatives to ozone depleting substances (ODS) met over lunch. The contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) resumed its discussions in the afternoon.

Side events also convened, including on non-HFC cold chain, and the results of demonstrating refrigerant grade hydrocarbon production in a pilot project in Nigeria.

In the evening, delegates attended a reception hosted by the Government of the UAE.

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: http://enb.iisd.mobi/ozone-oewg36-resumed-mop27/.


Morning Plenary

Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP


Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad,
Minister of Environment and Water, UAE


Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP


Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP presenting an award to Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP receiving an award from Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE


Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Virginia Poter, Canada; Gilbert Bankobeza and Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat


Virginia Poter, Canada

Roundtable

(L-R) Xavier Sticker, Ambassador for the Environment, France; Gina McCarthy, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator; Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP; Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE; Amb. Fernando Lugris, Permanent Representative to UNEP, Uruguay; Greg Hunt, Minister of the Environment, Australia; Abdullahi Majeed, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives; and Manoj Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Minister of Environment, Forest and Clmate Change, India


Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, UAE

Achim Steiner, UNEP


Greg Hunt, Australia

Xavier Sticker, France


Gina McCarthy, US


Abdullahi Majeed, Maldives

Manoj Kumar Singh, India


Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland

Xia Yingxian, China


Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla, Senegal

Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait



Afternoon Plenary

Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP) Co-Chair A. R. Ravishankara (US)


Presentation by the assessment panels on their synthesis of the 2014 quadrennial assessments. SAP Co-Chair Ayite-Lo Nohende Ajavon; SAP Co-Chair A. R. Ravishankara; Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) Co-Chair Janet Bornman; SAP Co-Chair Bella Maranion


Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana

Martha Garciarivas Palmeros, Mexico


Lucie Desforges, Canada


Admir Softic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Constancio Pinto, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment, Timor-Leste


Juan Carlos Carrera Campos, Guatemala


Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Malaysia

Hiroyuki Nishiura, Japan


Hazri Hassan, Singapore

Fatima Nana Mede, Nigeria


Rose Mukankomeje, Director General, Rwanda Envronment Management Authority (REMA)

Contact Group on Feasibility and Ways of Managing HFCs

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


John Thompson, US

Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso


Around the Venue

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, and Rashid Ahmad Muhammad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE, meet in the VIP room before the start of the morning plenary.








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