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19th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
(MOP-19)

17-21 September 2007
Montreal, Canada



Summary report of the 20th Anniversary Seminar of the Montreal Protocol "Celebrating 20 years of Progress"

Highlights from Wednesday, 19 September
Executive Secretary Marco Gonzalez, Stephen Anderson, US, K. Madhava Sarma, former Ozone Executive Secretary, and Kristin Taddonio, US, during the book launch for "Techonology Transfer for the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Climate Change."

Daily web coverage:
17 September - 18 September
- 19 September - 20 September - 21 September

 
Plenary: Preparatory Segment
 
 
Ozone Secretariat Executive Secretary Marco Gonzalez and Preparatory Segment Co-Chairs Marcia Levaggi and Mikkel Sorensen
 
 
Deputy Executive Secreatary Paul Horwitz (left) calls attention to UNEP's magazine Our Planet, which is dedicated to the Montreal Protocol this month; Implementation Committee President Robyn Washbourne, New Zealand (right), presented draft decisions on, inter alia : non-compliance; data reporting; establishment of licensing systems; and reporting of CFC production.
 

Compliance and data reporting: Tom Land, US (left), stressed that prior decisions “urging” parties to report do not entail obligations; Marcus Wandinger, European Commission, for the EU (right), said reporting promotes implementation.
 
Preparatory Segment Co-Chairs Marcia Levaggi and Mikkel Sorensen, Executive Secretary Marco Gonzalez, Kristin Taddonio, US, Rejendra Shende, UNEP/DTIE, Mack McFarland, DuPont, Stephen O. Andersen, US, and K. Madhava Sarma, former Ozone Executive Secretary launching two books: "Techonology Transfer for the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Climate Change" and "The Montreal Protocol: Celebrating 20 Years of Environmental Progress: Ozone Layer and Climate Protection."
 
Contact Group: CUN methyl bromide contact group

 

This group, chaired by Pierre Pinault, Canada, was open to parties only
 
 
Delegates in the hallway outside contact group meeting rooms
 
 

David Doniger, NRDC, and ENB writer Bill McPherson, discusses methyl bromide inventories

 
Evening Plenary
 
 
Maas Goote, Netherlands, HCFCs contact group chair, Pierre Pinault, Canada, CUN contact group chair, and Claudia Paratori Cortes, Chile, who tabled a proposal requesting that the exemption of carbon tetrachloride for laboratory and analytical uses be extended to Article 5 countries.
 
Photos from the book launch
 
 
Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, and Rejendra Shende, UNEP/DTIE (left), contributors to the book "The Montreal Protocol: Celebrating 20 Years of Environmental Progress: Ozone Layer and Climate Protection;" and Taddonio, Anderson, and Sarma with their book.
   
 
Authors signing books for adoring fans; matching ties that illustrate the earth and the ozone layer (right)
 
 
 
Miscellaneous photos
 
Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, with Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson (left), and János Maté, Greenpeace, speaks with the press
 
 
Ozone posters exhibited throughout the conference center
 
 
Judith Unbescheidt, GTZ booth ; Live video stream from the International Space Station congratulating delegates on the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol
 
 
Le Palais des Congrès de Montréal, where the meeting is being held
 
 
 

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