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Twenty-first meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

4-8 November 2009 | Port Ghalib, Egypt

Highlights for Wednesday, 4 November 2009
UNEP

The preparatory segment of the twenty-first Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-21) began in Port Ghalib, Egypt, on Wednesday 4 November, 2009.

Delegates heard an opening address by Maged George, Minister for Environmental Affairs, Egypt, and heard introductions from proponents of the proposed amendments to the Montreal Protocol that include phase-down of HFCs. Throughout the morning plenary session delegates exchanged views on the proposals. 
  
During the afternoon plenary, delegates considered a draft decision on the evaluation of the Multilateral Fund, and a proposed decision by the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) on institutional strengthening. Both issues were deferred to a contact group. Delegates also heard a final analysis of the task force of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) on the environmentally sound management of banks of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).  

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Participants using laptop computers during the opening session of the paperless meeting.
Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 4 November- Thursday, 5 November- Friday, 6 November- Saturday, 7 November- Sunday, 8 November
Plenary Session
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland, highlighted his country's continued commitment to support institutional strengthening. 
B.P. Nilaratna, India, stressed that HFCs are not ODS and are therefore outside the ambit of the Montreal Protocol.
Wen Wurui, China, suggested focusing discussions on efforts to phase out HCFCs.
Mohanmmed Al-Sahafi, Saudi Arabia
Daniel Reifsnyder, US
Romina Paola Bocache, Argentina
Faisal bin Ali Gaber, Yemen
The dais during the opening session.
Marianne Wenning, European Community

L-R: Co-Chair Martin Sirois, Canada, with Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat.

Yahyah Patel, Mauritius

Antonio Oposa, Federated States of Micronesia
Barry Reville, Australia
Around the Conference
Instrumentalists and dancers (right photo) provided entertainment in the registration area.
 
Roses from Kenya grown without methyl bromide.
Participants during a UNEP DTIE side event.
SANYO has developed a range of products which use CO2 with compression technology. These include domestic water heaters using CO2 and showcase refrigeration / cooling cabinets using CO2.
 
 
Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 4 November- Thursday, 5 November- Friday, 6 November- Saturday, 7 November- Sunday, 8 November
Related Links

Montreal Protocol Related Links
Meeting webpage and official documents
Background information about the Protocol and the Ozone Regime
Annotated agenda
Issues for Discussion and Information (1 - 2)

Draft decisions and amendments (1 - 2)
UNEP OzonAction Programme
The Multilateral Fund

IISD RS resources

IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG-29), 15-18 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
IISD RS coverage of the MOP-20, 16-20 November 2008, Doha, Qatar
IISD RS coverage of the MOP-19, 17-21 September 2007, Montreal, Canada
IISD RS summary and analysis of OEWG-26, 3-6 July 2006, Montreal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of MOP-18, 30 October - 3 November 2006, New Delhi, India
IISD RS coverage of MOP-17 and Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, 12-16 December 2005, Dakar, Senegal
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