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Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Twenty-third Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

21-25 November 2011 | Bali, Indonesia

Summary Highlights of the Meeting
21 November - 22 November - 23 November - 24 November - 25 November
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Highlights for Friday, 25 November 2011

Montreal Protocol COP 3/MOP 23 convened for its fourth day in Bali, Indonesia, on Friday, 25 November 2011.

In the morning, delegates convened in plenary in order to consider outstanding draft decisions. Delegates agreed to recommend the draft decision on key challenges facing methyl bromide phase-out in Article 5 parties in Africa (UNEP/OzL.Pro.23/CRP.10/Rev. 2) and on ODS for servicing ships (UNEP/OzL.Pro.23/CRP 19), to the high-level segment, for its adoption.
 
Delegates also heard an update from the Contact Group on Replenishment, noting that the group had not completed its work, and that it would require additional time.
 
During the late morning and early afternoon, the high-level segment reconvened and heard remaining high-level statements by heads of delegations.
 
In the afternoon delegates considered the report of the meeting (UNEP/OzL.Conv.9/L.1- UNEP/OzL.Pro.23/L.1, Add.1 and Add.2), and adopted it after lengthy debate by parties on the reflection of the discussion on HFC amendment proposals. Delegates also adopted the compilation of draft decisions (UNEP/OzL.Conv.9/1-UNEP/OzL.Pro.23/1). Draft decisions on process agents (CRP.5), alternatives to ODS (CRP.18), ODS on ships (CRP.19) and methyl bromide
in Africa (CRP.10/Rev.3), were also adopted.
 
Plenary reconvened briefly to hear a report from the contact group on quarantine and preshipment use of methyl bromide and to establish progress of the Contact Group on Replenishment. No progress was reported.  Plenary was then adjourned, and planned to reconvene at 7:30pm.

At 7:30pm plenary reconvened to consider outstanding issues. The Contact Group on Replenishment announced it had not reached agreement. Parties agreed to grant the group an additional hour to negotiate.

At 10:29pm plenary reconvened and the Replenishment Contact Group announced an agreement of US$450 million for 2012-2014.

COP 9/MOP 23 closed at 11:15pm

Closing Plenary
Gudi Alkemade, Co-Chair, Netherlands, and Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, and Syanga Abilio, Angola, Montreal Protocol Bureau Member
 

Delegates waiting for plenary to reconvene.

 
Chair Blaise Horisberger, Feedstocks and process agents Contact Group, Switzerland
Co-Chair Donnalyn Charles, Replenishment Contact Group
Victoria Ieremia, Samoa

Highlights for Thursday, 24 November 2011

Montreal Protocol COP 9/MOP 23 convened for its fourth day in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday, 23 November 2011.

In the morning, delegates attended the high-level segment, and heard presentations by the Scientific Assessment Panel, Environmental Effects Assessment Panel and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP). Participants then heard statements by heads of delegations, which continued into the afternoon session.  
 
In the mid-afternoon the high-level session was suspended and plenary reconvened to consider outstanding issues from the preparatory segment. Delegates agreed to forward decisions on 2014 quadrennial reports of the assessment panels, and endorsement of a new Chemical Technical Options Committee Co-Chair to the high-level segment for its consideration.

Contact groups on replenishment, QPS uses of methyl bromide, process-agents and feedstocks, ODS alternatives and ODS used to service ships met throughout the day.

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Mikheil Tushishvili, Vienna Convention Bureau Member, Syanga Abilio, Angola, Montreal Protocol Bureau Member, and Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Janet Bornman, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Wu Xiaoqing, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, China
Arief Yuwono, Indonesia
Javad Mohammadi Zadeh, Vice President & Head of Department of Environment, Iran
Feedstocks and process agents Contact Group
Chair Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland
 

Highlights for Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The preparatory segment of COP 9 to the Vienna Convention and MOP 23 to the Montreal Protocol convened for its third day in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, 23 November, 2011.

Throughout the day, delegates worked in contact groups on replenishment of the Multilateral Fund, ODS alternatives, process agents and feedstocks, quarantine and preshipment use of methyl bromide, ODS service to ships, and the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) nominations.

Late in the afternoon, delegates attended the opening of the high-level segment, hearing addresses by Anak Agung Alit Sastrawan, representing the Governor of Bali, Marco Gonzáles, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, and Indonesian Minister of Environment Balthasar Kambuaya.

In the evening, delegates reconvened in plenary to hear reports from the contact groups and consider associated draft decisions. 


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Indonesian Minister for Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya, banging a gong to officially
open the high-level segment
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Indonesian Minister for Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya; and Anak Agung Alit Sastrawan, representing the Governor of Bali
 
Delegates playing a cover version of "You Raise Me Up," made famous by Josh Grogan, on their traditional angklung.
 
Replenishment Contact Group
Co-Chairs Donnalyn Charles, Saint Lucia, and Jozef Buys, Belgium
Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait

Highlights for Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The preparatory segment of COP 9 to the Vienna Convention and MOP 23 to the Montreal Protocol convened for its second day in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, 22 November, 2011.

During the morning plenary, delegates addressed several matters including issues related to exemptions from Article 2, updating the TEAP nomination process, information on ODS alternatives, and the use of methyl bromide in Africa. 

During the afternoon, delegates heard a report from the recent meeting of the Implementation Committee and the recommendations from the Ozone Research Managers. In the late afternoon COP 9/MOP 23 turned its attention to the proposed amendments to the Montreal Protocol, and deliberations on this matter continued into an evening plenary.

The contact group on replenishment convened throughout the day; and contact groups were also established on QPS use of methyl bromide, ODS used to service ships, feedstocks and process agents, the TEAP nomination process, and ODS alternatives.


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Opening Ceremony
Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla, Co-Chair, Senegal
Jozef Buys, Replenishment Contact Group Chair, Belgium, Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, and Gudi Alkemade, Co-Chair, Netherlands
Delegates discussing during plenary
B.P. Nilaratna, India, and A. Duraisamy, India
Túlio César Mourthé de Alvim Andrade, Brazil, and Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Janusz Kozakiewicz, Poland, and Philip Owen, United Kingdom

Highlights for Monday, 21 November 2011

The preparatory segment of the ninth Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Vienna Convention and the twenty-third Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-23) began in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, 21 November, 2011.

During the morning plenary, delegates heard an opening address by Balthasar Kambuaya, Minister of Environment, Indonesia. Minister Kambuaya introduced the draft Bali Declaration which focuses on the way forward for the transition towards low global warming potential alternatives to ODS, and encouraged parties to support it. Delegates also addressed organizational matters and heard reports of the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) replenishment task force.

During the afternoon, delegates considered issues related to exemptions, including nominations for essential-use exemptions and critical-use nominations.

Delegates established contact groups on the budget and replenishment of the Multilateral Fund (MLF).


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Indonesian performers at the opening of COP 9/MOP 23
Indonesian Minister for Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya, banging a gong to officially open MOP 23.
 
The dais during the afternoon plenary.
 
Daniel Colbourne TEAP
Shigiu Zhang, TEAP
Túlio César Mourthé de Alvim Andrade, Brazil


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Related Links
UN Environment Programme (UNEP) resources
*Meeting web site and official documents
*Meeting annotated agenda
*Summary of issues for discussion
*Draft decisions for the consideration
*Background information about the Protocol and the Ozone Regime
*UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction Programme

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirty-first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 31) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1-5 August 2011, Montreal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-22), 8-12 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand
*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 the Twenty-first meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-21), 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*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 Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Twentieth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocolon Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (COP-8/MOP-20), 16-20 November 2008, Doha, Qatar
*IISD RS coverage of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-19), 17-21 September 2007, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Twenty-sixth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-26) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 3-6 July 2006, Montréal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-18), 30 October - 3 November 2006, New Delhi, India
*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Seventeenth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (COP-7/MOP-17), 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
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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