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

12-16 November 2012 | Geneva, Switzerland

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Highlights for Monday, 12 November 2012
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone LayerThe preparatory segment of the twenty-fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-24) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, 12 November 2012.

In the morning, delegates agreed on the agenda and the organization of work and initiated discussions on issues related to exemptions, including essential-use exemptions for 2013 and critical-use exemptions for 2014.

During the afternoon, delegates took up agenda items on: investigation of data discrepancies related to carbon tetrachloride (CTC); proposal on the review by the scientific assessment panel of RC-316C, a recently identified ODS; quarantine and pre-shipment (QPS); and feedstock uses.
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Marco González (left), Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, supported by Mario Molina (second from right), Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1995, and Bruno Oberle (far right), Secretary of State for the Environment, Switzerland, presented awards to Stephen Andersen (second from left) (US) and Lambert Kuijpers (center) (the Netherlands) for their work as the longest serving co-chairs of the assessment panels.
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The dais during the opening of the Meeting.
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Bruno Oberle, Secretary of State for the Environment, Switzerland
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Co-Chair Ghazi Odat, Jordan
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Marco González, Ozone Secretariat
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Co-Chair Gudi Alkemade, the Netherlands
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Lambert Kuijpers (left), the Netherlands, and Stephen Andersen (right), US, receiving their awards from the Ozone Secretariat.
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A view of the award given to Lambert Kuijpers, the Netherlands, and Stephen Andersen, US.
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L-R: Daniel Reifsnyder and John Thompson, US
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Fritz Nau, Haiti
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A. Duraisamy, India
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Sulistyowati, Indonesia
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Marco González, Ozone Secretariat, discussing with Co-Chair Gudi Alkemade, the Netherlands, during the Meeting.
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Yingxian Xia, China
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Gonzalo Madonado Andia (right), Bolivia
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Philip Owen, EU
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Anna Correa, Ecuador
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Helen Tope (left), Co-Chair, Medical Technical Options Committee
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Slide from Helen Tope’s presentation
Michelle Marcotte, MBTOC
Slide from Ian Porter’s presentation.
Ian Porter, Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)
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Delegates sharing a laugh during the afternoon session.
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Tom Land, US Environmental Protection Agency
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L-R: Paul Newman, NASA, and A.R. Ravishankara, US
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Slide from Paul Newman’s presentation.
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A.R. Ravishankara (right), US, during his presentation.

Reception hosted by the Ozone Secretariat
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Cake offered to delegates.
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Marco González, Ozone Secretariat, and Mario Molina, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1995, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

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Photo of some members of the scientific panels acknowledged for their efforts and dedication to the progress of the Montreal Protocol.
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Around the venue
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The ENB team hard at work.
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Participants registering for the Meeting.
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Meeting resources
*Meeting website and documents
*Meeting annotated agenda
*Summary of issues for discussion
*Draft decisions for discussion
*Side events
*Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer website
*Twenty-fifth anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer information kit
*Ozone Secretariat website

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Thirty-second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 32), 23-27 July 2012, Bangkok, Thailand (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the 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
*IISD RS summary and analysis of OEWG 31, 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, 8-12 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand
*IISD RS briefing note of OEWG-30, 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, 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*IISD RS coverage of 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 (COP-8) and Twentieth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocolon Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 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, 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 the Eighteenth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 30 October - 3 November 2006, New Delhi, India
*IISD RS coverage of COP-7 and the Seventeenth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 12-16 December 2005, Dakar, Senegal
*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change, and backgrounder
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