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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 Tuesday, 18 November 2008
The Sheraton in Doha, the meeting venue.
The preparatory segment of COP-8 to the Vienna Convention and MOP-20 to the Montreal Protocol convened for its final day in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, 18 November 2008.

During the morning, delegates convened in plenary to consider issues related to the report of the 7th Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers (ORM), and also to address other matters.

During the afternoon, delegates continued deliberations in contact groups on replenishment, methyl bromide, destruction, budget, and MDI essential use and campaign production.

In the evening, delegates reconvened in plenary for the final session of the preparatory segment. Delegates agreed to forward several draft decisions, including on, essential uses for MDIs and the Vienna Convention Trust Fund, to the high level segment.

Delegates will reconvene on Wednesday, for the opening of the high level segment.
Contact groups met throughout the day.
Plenary Session
 
Paul Krajnik (Austria) co-chaired the contact group on MDI essential use and campaign production.
Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla (Senegal) reported on the 7th meeting of the Ozone Research Managers meeting.
Barry Reville (Australia) co-chaired the methyl bromide contact group.
Jeffry Klein (USA) presented an alternative, streamlined version of a draft decision on the evaluation of methyl bromide critical use nominations.
Marianne Wenning (EC) presented a proposal for a draft decision on the evaluation of methyl bromide critical use nominations.
Co-Chairs Judy Beaumont and Mikkel Sørensen in an informal discussion with Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat.
   
 
Around the conference.
The delegation from Myanmar.
The UNEP display is distributing memory sticks instead of printed material.
Delegates in consultation before the formal session began.
Delegates taking notes in a contact group.
UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) OzonAction unveiled “The Montreal Protocol Who’s Who’’ a new web portal intended to honor the visionaries, innovators and implementers who are making the Montreal Protocol a global environmental success story: http://www.unep.fr/ozonaction/montrealprotocolwhoswho/
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