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Twentieth Meeting of the Parties to
the Montreal Protocol and Eighth Meeting
of the Conference of the Parties to the
Vienna Convention

16-20 November 2008 | Doha, Qatar

Highlights for Sunday, 16 November 2008

View of Doha, Qatar from the Sheraton Hotel.
The preparatory segment of the eighth Conference of the Parties (COP-8) to the Vienna Convention and the twentieth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-20) began in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, 16 November 2008.

Delegates heard an opening address by H.E. Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud al-Midhadi, Minister of Environment, Qatar, addressed organizational matters and considered Vienna Convention and combined Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol issues.

During the afternoon, delegates considered Montreal Protocol related issues, including the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, heard update reports by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP), and issues related to essential uses.

Delegates established contact groups on replenishment and destruction, which will meet on Monday morning.
The Dais during the opening ceremony. L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Judy Beaumont, Co-Chair, South Africa; Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; H.E. Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud al-Midhadi, Minister for Environment, Qatar; Mikkel Sørensen, Co-Chair, Denmark; and Paul Horwitz, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat.
Plenary Session
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, thanked the government of Qatar for its commitment to making MOP-20 "paperless."
Michael Kurylo, Chair, 7th Ozone Research Managers Meeting, stressed the interconnectedness between ozone depletion and climate change.
H.E. Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud al-Midhadi, Minister of Environment, Qatar, explained that his government would donate the 900 computers used by delegates at MOP-20, to UNEP.
Judy Beaumont, Preparatory Segment Co-Chair
Mikkel Sørensen, Preparatory Segment Co-Chair
TEAP members. L-R: Lambert Kuijpers, TEAP Co-Chair; Jose Pons, TEAP Co-Chair; Shiqiu Zhang, TEAP Senior Expert; and Paul Ashford, TEAP member.
The Conference Room
A bird’s eye view of the plenary room.
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