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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

Highlights for Wednesday, 23 October 2013
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Ozone Secretariat
The twenty-fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP25) reconvened for its third day of deliberations on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Following an early morning contact group on the terms of reference (TOR) for the 2015-2017 Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment, plenary resumed to hear updates on informal and contact group discussions regarding: additional funding for the MLF to maximize the climate benefit of the accelerated phase-out of HCFCs; the TOR for the 2015-2017 MLF replenishment; staffing issues at the Secretariat; 2014 and 2015 critical-use exemption nominations; the handbook on critical-use nominations for methyl bromide; the final TEAP report on additional information on ODS alternatives; and proposed amendments to the Protocol.

Contact, discussion and informal groups met throughout the afternoon and evening to discuss, inter alia: the proposed amendments to the Protocol; staffing issues; HCFC production facilities funding; additional MLF funding for maximizing the climate benefits of the accelerated phase-out of HCFCs; alternatives to ODS; and the terms of reference for the 2015-2017 MLF replenishment. Plenary reconvened in the evening to hear reports back on these deliberations.

Delegates agreed to forward draft decisions on: the implementation of the Protocol with regard to SIDS and 2014 and 2015 EUE nominations.
Javier Ernesto Camargo, Patrick McInerney and Marco González
MOP25 Co-Chairs Javier Ernesto Camargo and Patrick McInerney conferred with Executive Secretary Marco González.
Dais shot

A view of the dais during plenary.

Azra Rogović Grubić
Azra Rogović Grubić, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Philip Owen
Philip Owen, European Union.
Blaise Horisberger
Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland.
Ahmed El Korashy
Ahmed El Korashy, Egypt.
Victor Ramírez Peña
Ambassador Victor Ramírez Peña, Cuba.
Mikkel Sorensen
Mikkel Sorensen, Denmark.
Phillipe Chemouney
Phillipe Chemouney, Canada.
Donnalyn Charles
Donnalyn Charles, Saint Lucia.
Contact Groups and Informal Groups
Staffing Issues group
An informal group met to discuss staffing issues.
HFCs Management discussion group
A discussion group met on the management of HFCs.
HCFC production facilities group
A contact group met on HCFC production facilities.
Climate benefits contact group
A contact group met on maximizing climate benefits.
Replenishment study TOR contact group
A contact group met on the TOR for the replenishment study.
ODS alternatives contact group
A contact group met on alternatives to ODS.
Side Events
methyl bromide challenges side event
OzonAction presented a side event on remaining challenges in phasing out methyl bromide.
Green cooling technologies side event
GIZ Proklima presented a side event on advancing green cooling technologies.
Around the MOP
Chatting
Conference officers
Chatting
Local photographer
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Room Shot
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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

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