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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 Thursday, 15 November 2012
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone LayerThe high-level segment of MOP-24 opened on Thursday, 15 November 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. In the morning, delegates met for the opening session of the high-level segment, while others joined contact and discussion groups on: alternatives to ODS; budget; QPS uses of methyl bromide; and evaluation of financial mechanisms.

Contact group discussions resumed in the afternoon on alternatives to ODS, ODS policy information and funding climate benefits. Both the preparatory segment plenary and the high-level segment plenary sessions reconvened in the afternoon.

In the evening, the Swiss Government hosted a reception. The contact group on TEAP procedures met following the reception.
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Delegates enjoying the performance from local musicians prior to the start of the High-Level Segment.
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L-R: Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Switzerland, and Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
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Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Switzerland
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Marco González, Ozone Secretariat
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The dais at the start of the high-level segment.
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Amina Mohamed, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Syanga Abilio, Vice-Minister of Environment, Angola
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Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Switzerland, shaking hand with Syanga Abilio, Vice-Minister of Environment, Angola.
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L-R: Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Switzerland, and Bettina Hitzfeld, Switzerland
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Doris Leuthard, Minister of Environment, Switzerland, being interviewed by the local media.
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Paul Newman, NASA
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Nigel Paul, Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
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Lambert Kuijpers, the Netherlands
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Slide from Lambert Kuijpers’s presentation.
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Jean Omer Beriziky, Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Forests, Madagascar
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Zhang Lijun, Vice-Minister of Environmental Protection, China
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Daniel Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, US Department of State
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L-R: Philip Owen and Mikkel Aaman Sørensen, EU
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Wylbur Simuusa, Minister of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Zambia
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Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, Minister of Environment, Nigeria
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During the afternoon, delegates watched a video about the history of the Montreal Protocol.

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Delegates during the contact group on Alternatives to ODS.

Around the venue
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Catherine Benson, ENB, talking to Daniel Reifsnyder, US
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Delegates checking the IISD website for the meeting.
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Lucy Mugure, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, at the 25th Anniversary Exhibition.

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Reception hosted by the Government of Switzerland
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Related Links
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
*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 Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
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*African Regional Coverage
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