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Twenty-second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

8-12 November 2010 | Bangkok, Thailand

Highlights for Monday, 8 November 2010
UNEP

The preparatory segment of the twenty-second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-22) began in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday 8 November, 2010.

Delegates heard an opening address by Prepat Vanapitaksa, Director General, Department of Industrial Works, Thailand, who opened the meeting. Throughout the morning plenary session, delegates agreed to the organization of work and initiated discussions on issues related to the financial mechanism, status of HCFCs blended in polyols, environmentally sound management (ESM) of banks of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and membership of Montreal Protocol bodies for 2011.

During the afternoon plenary, delegates considered the proposals to amend the Protocol to include HFCs. Contact groups on the financial mechanism and ODS destruction met during the evening.



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The dais during the morning plenary.
Plenary Session
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, suggested that the focus of parties shift to proposals for the phase-out of HCFCs.

Prapat Vanapitaksa, Director General, Department of Industrial Works, Thailand, praised parties for making the Montreal Protocol the first multilateral environmental agreement with universal membership. 

Co-chair of the Financial Mechanism contact group, Paul Krajnik (Austria).
Túlio César Mourthé de Alvim Andrade (Brazil) insisted HFCs be discussed informally, instead of formally, at MOP-22.
Ian Porter, Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP), discussed the TEAP report.
Preparatory Segment Co-chair Fresnel Díaz (Venezuela) asked regional groups to submit their nominations for membership of Montreal Protocol bodies as soon as possible.

Preparatory Segment Co-chair Martin Sirois (Canada) expected there would be a need for multiple contact groups to undertake the necessary substantive discussions at the meeting.


Around the Conference
Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI, Director, IISD-RS, with Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat.

Ozzy Ozone, UNEP, serves as a mascot to spread the message on ozone layer protection.

Delegate from Estonia smiling before the morning plenary.
L to R: Atul Bagai, Regional Network Coordinator, UNEP, and Rajendra Shenda, Ozone Action, UNEP, at a side event on ODS destruction in Nepal.
Afternoon plenary
Enrique Moret, Cuba, stressed the need to discuss the issue of stockpiles when considering critical use exemptions of methyl bromide.
Afternoon plenary session.

Related Links
UNEP resources
*Meeting web site and official documents
*Annotated agenda
*Issues for discussion by and information for the attention of MOP-22 (UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/2* and UNEP/OzL.Pro.22/2/Add.1)
*Draft decisions for the consideration of the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
*Background information about the Protocol and the Ozone Regime
*Information Kit September 2010
*UNEP OzonAction Programme

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS briefing note of the Thirtieth Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-30) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 15-18 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of MOP-21, 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*IISD RS coverage of OEWG-29, 15-18 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
*IISD RS coverage of MOP-20, 16-20 November 2008, Doha, Qatar
*IISD RS coverage of MOP-19, 17-21 September 2007, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS summary and analysis of OEWG-26, 3-6 July 2006, Montréal, 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
*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change, and backgrounder
*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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