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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 Saturday, 7 November 2009
UNEP

The high level segment of MOP-21 convened for its first day in Port Ghalib, Egypt on Saturday, 7 November 2009.

In the morning, delegates attended the opening of the high level segment. Delegates then convened in plenary throughout the day to hear presentations by heads of delegations.

Contact groups on destruction, methyl bromide, high GWP alternatives, the MLF, and budget met throughout the day, and into the evening. 

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L-R: Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Paul Horwitz, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Róbert Tóth, Hungary, President, MOP-20; Maged George, Minister for Environmental Affairs, Egypt; and Rapporteur Ir Sulistyowati, Indonesia.
High Level Segment
Maged George, Minister for Environmental Affairs, Egypt, opened the high level segment.
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, delivered a statement on behalf of UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
Róbert Tóth, Hungary, President, MOP-20, thanked governments for their efforts to implement the Montreal Protocol.
Heads of delegation in a group photo.
H.E. Abdullah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud al-Midhadi, Minister of Environment, Qatar
Michael Church, Grenada
Paul Newman, Scientific Assessment Panel
Contact Group on Destruction

Javier Camargo, Colombia

Anne Gabriel (Australia) and Mazen Hussein (Lebanon) co-chaired the contact group on destruction.
Contact Group on the Multilateral Fund
The EU participated in the discussions.

Contact group participants Jeff Jno-Baptiste, Domincan Republic, and Donnalyn Charles, Saint Lucia.

Around the Conference
Instrumentalists perform during the opening of the high level segment
 

 

 

NGO participants L-R: Michael Blackey, and Mark Miller.

Maged George, Minister for Environmental Affairs, Egypt, accepted an award on behalf of Egyptian First Lady, Susan Mubarak, for her work on women, children and environment.
Scenes from the Beyoncé concert delegates attended on Friday night.
 
 
 
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Draft decisions and amendments (1 - 2)
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The Multilateral Fund

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