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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 Thursday, 5 November 2009
UNEP

The preparatory segment of MOP-21 convened for its second day in Port Ghalib, Egypt, on Thursday, 5 November 2009.

During the morning delegates convened in plenary and discussed essential use exemptions, methyl bromide related issues, and other issues arising from the TEAP report.

During the afternoon, delegates convened in contact groups on destruction of ODS banks, the Multilateral Fund (MLF), and high global warming potential (GWP) alternatives. 

Delegates reconvened in plenary in the evening and continued discussion on compliance and data related issues, and the introduction of a proposed decision by Colombia on destruction.

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The dais during the morning plenary.
Plenary Session
John Thompson, US, noted the need for an adequate supply of CFCs for metered-dose inhalers for Article 5 and non-Article 5 countries.
Co-Chair Martin Sirois introduced the agenda items on amendments to the handbook on essential use nominations.
Thomas Verheye, EU, discussed nominations for critical-use exemptions for 2010 and 2011.
Slide presentation on the nominations for essential use exemptions.

Mikkel Sørensen, Denmark, during a media interview.

Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Around the Conference
Delegates before the session began.
Ruth Batten, Secretariat, with delegates before the morning plenary session.
Delegates in informal consultations.
The Indonesian delegation
 
Members of the IT team.
 
Youth and the Montreal Protocol
Participants watched a cartoon that simplified elements of the Montreal Protocol during a side event organised by UNEP.
Youth participated in a quiz related to the Montreal Protocol.
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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

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