The 14th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
Rome, Italy | 25 - 29 November 2002
Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that
Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (MOP-14/COP-6)
begin today and will continue until 29 November, at the headquarters of
the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. A preparatory
segment will be held 25-27 November, followed by a high-level segment
for ministers and other heads of delegations from 28-29 November.
Delegates to MOP-14/COP-6 will decide on the level of replenishment for
the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol,
which assists developing countries in meeting their treaty commitments,
for the triennium 2003-2005. They are also expected to adopt decisions
on, inter alia: compliance issues considered by the
Implementation Committee; illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances
(ODS); the relationship between efforts to combat ozone depletion and
climate change; and production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) for
metered-dose inhalers (MDIs).
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