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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

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


21-25 October 2013 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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Highlights for Monday, 21 October 2013
Ozone Secretariat
The twenty-fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP25) opened on Monday for the start of its preparatory session at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Industrial Works, Thailand, and Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, UN Environment Programme (UNEP). They also adopted the agenda, agreed on the organization of work and addressed administrative matters. Other topics discussed included nominations for essential-use exemptions and critical-use exemptions for 2014 and 2015 and the handbook on critical-use nominations for methyl bromide.

In the afternoon, delegates discussed uses of controlled substances as process agents, the final report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) on addition information on ozone depleting substances, organizational issues related to the TEAP and issues related to funding.
Dais Shot
A view of the dais during the opening of the meeting.
Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt
Deputy Director-General Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt, Ministry of Industrial Works, Thailand.
Marco González
Marco González, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat.
Patrick McInerney
Preparatory Segment Co-Chair Patrick McInerney, Australia.
Ian Rae
TEAP member Ian Rae, Australia.
Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt and Marco González
Deputy Director-General Chumpon Cheewaprapanunt conferred with Executive Secretary Marco González.
Cindy Newberg
Cindy Newberg, United States.
Nancy Seymour
Nancy Seymour, Canada.
Javier Ernesto Camargo
Preparatory Segment Co-Chair Javier Ernesto Camargo, Colombia.
Matthew Dadswell
Matthew Dadswell, Australia.
Enoh Peter Ayuk
Enoh Peter Ayuk, Cameroon.
Room Shot

A panoramic view of the room during plenary.

Side Event
Ozone Depletion Side Event

OzonAction and the UNEP Ozone Secretariat presented a lunchtime scientific side-event on Arctic ozone depletion with representatives of the Scientific Assessment Panel (SAP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and panelists from Norway, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, including the launch of a video on Arctic ozone depletion.

Around the MOP
Participants chatting

Participants chatted before the start of the day's meeting.

Participants chatting
Participants chatted before the meeting.
Canada and Mexico
Delegates from Canada and Mexico conferred in the margins of the meeting.
Kimo Goree and Daniel Reifsnyder
Langston James 'Kimo' Goree, IISD, chatted with Daniel Reifsnyder, United States.
UNEP booth

Participants visited UNEP's informational booth.

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Meeting resources

*Meeting website and documents

*Meeting provisional agenda

*Issues for discussion by and information for the attention of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

*Draft decisions for discussed and adoption

*Montreal Protocol information kit

*Montreal Protocol Handbook

*Side events

*Ozone Secretariat website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Thirty-third meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, 24-28 June 2013, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand

*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, 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 the Thirty-first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group 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, 8-12 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

*IISD RS briefing note of the Thirtieth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group 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, 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt

*IISD RS coverage of Twenty-ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 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 the Twenty-sixth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group 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, 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 Montreal Protocol meetings

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*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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