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Resumed Session of the 37th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, OEWG 38
and 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

15-16 July, 18-21 July and 22-23 July 2016 | Vienna International Centre (VIC), Vienna, Austria

Highlights for Saturday, 16 July 2016

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A view of Vienna (photo courtesy of the Government of Austria)

HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs ​Patrick McInerney​, Australia, and Xia Yingxian, China

The resumed OEWG 37 met for its final day on Saturday, 16 July 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Informal discussions were held throughout the day and night. Topics addressed included funding, HCFCs-HFCs linkages and exemptions not related to HAT.

The HFC Management Contact Group reconvened in the evening to assess whether solutions had been generated for the identified challenges. As more time was required, informal discussions resumed. Following protracted negotiations, the contact group reconvened to conclude its work in the early hours of Sunday, 17 July 2016. Participants then convened in plenary, which heard an update on the status of discussion on each of the identified challenges. OEWG 37 was gavelled to a close at 3.12 am.

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OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria

OEWG 37 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada

From L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria; OEWG 37 Co-Chair Leslie Smith, Grenada; and Megumi Seki, Ozone Secretariat
View of the room during the Informal discussions on funding

Odessa Shako, Guyana

Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland

Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan, and Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain

Delegates from the EU conferring

Ishida Mayuka, Japan

Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait

Dennis Clare, Federated States of Micronesia

Italo Andrés Flamenco Córdova, and Rubén Armando Escalante Hasbún, El Salvador

From L-R: Krystel Loutfi, Lebanon; Lara Haidar, Lebanon; Mazen Khalil Hussein, Lebanon; Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan; and Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Miguel Antonio Gonzalez, Guatemala

Cornelius Rhein, EU

Annie Gabriel, Australia, with Nancy Seymour, Canada

Fahad Naim, with S.V. Subbarao, India

Cindy Newberg, US, with Cornelius Rhein, EU

Hamoud Al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia, with Philippe Chemouny, Canada

Participants reading the proposed text on the screen

From L-R: Manoj Kumar Singh, India; Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan; Amit Love, India; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; S.V. Subbarao, India; Husamuddin Ahmadzai, Sweden; and Fahad Naim, India

Benjamin Deh-Deh, Côte D'Ivoire, and Ismael Nour, Djibouti

Delegates from India and Saudi Arabia

Exhibition: Metamorphose des Menschenbildes by Alfred Hrdlicka

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