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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 Friday, 25 October 2013
Ozone Secretariat
The twenty-fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP25) convened for its final day on Friday, 25 October, in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the morning, the high-level segment reconvened to finish hearing statements from heads of delegations. During the morning and afternoon, the contact groups on ODS alternatives, and on terms of reference (TOR) for the study on the 2015-2017 replenishment of the multilateral fund (MLF), met to conclude their work.

In the afternoon, the preparatory segment plenary reconvened to hear report backs on outstanding agenda items. It concluded discussions on the critical-use nominations Handbook on Methyl Bromide, the harmonization and the validation of the MLF climate indicator. The contact groups on the TOR for the study on the 2015-2017 MLF replenishment and on ODS alternatives requested additional time for further negotiations. Plenary was adjourned pending conclusion of these two contact groups.

The preparatory segment of plenary resumed at 8:13pm, and the high-level segment at 8:36pm. Delegates adopted decisions and the report of the meeting, and offered tributes to Outgoing Executive Secretary Marco González for his tireless efforts and leadership at the Ozone Secretariat. MOP25 Vice-President Malcolm Craig McKee, New Zealand, closed the meeting at 10:00pm.
Marco González and Juan Miguel Cuna
Outgoing Executive Secretary Marco González, Costa Rica, thanked Rapporteur Juan Miguel Cuna, the Philippines, after the close of the meeting.
National Statements
Tairite George Kwong
Tairite George Kwong, Minister for Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development, Kiribati.
Alexis D. Valencia
Alexis D. Valencia, Ecuador.
Martin Tako
Martin Tako, Deputy Minister, South Sudan.
Eng Tiang Sing
Eng Tiang Sing, Director, International Policy, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore.
Ana Maria Contreras Vigil
Ana Maria Contreras Vigil, Director-General of Air Quality Management, Mexico.
Didier Coulomb
Didier Coulomb, Director, International Institute of Refrigeration.
Moncef Sliti
Moncef Sliti, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Public Works and Environment, Tunisia.
Tjekero Tweya
Tjekero Tweya, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Namibia.
Khatuna Gogaladze
Khatuna Gogaladze, Minister of Environment, Georgia.
Jeem Lippwe
Jeem Lippwe, Deputy Permanent Representative, Federated States of Micronesia.
Plenary
Dais Shot

A view of the dais during plenary.

Antonio Asuncion Oposa
Antonio Asuncion Oposa, Federated States of Micronesia.
Alain Wilmart
Alain Wilmart, Belgium.
Matthew Dadswell
Matthew Dadswell, Australia.
Gudi Elisabeth Alkemade
Gudi Elisabeth Alkemade, the Netherlands.
Annie Gabriel
Annie Gabriel, Australia.
Cindy Newberg
Cindy Newberg, United States.
Fiona Walters
Fiona Walters, United Kingdom.
Philippe Chemouny
Philippe Chemouny, Canada.
Javier Ernesto Camargo
Preparatory Segment Co-Chair Javier Ernesto Camargo, Colombia.
Megumi Seki
Megumi Seki, Ozone Secretariat.
Malcolm Craig McKee
MOP25 Vice-President Malcolm Craig McKee, New Zealand.
Contact Groups
Replenishment Study TOR group

The contact group on the TOR for the study on the 2015-2017 replenishment of the MLF met throughout the day and evening.

ODS Alternatives group

The contact group on alternatives to ozone depleting substances met throughout the day and evening.

Side Event
HCFC phase-out event

UNEP OzonAction presented a lunchtime side event on the phase-out of HCFC in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, and launched capacity-building tools.

Around the MOP
Malaysian Delegates
Chatting
Oleksandr Sushko and Italo Cordova
MOP25 President Oleksandr Sushko, Ukraine, and MOP25 Vice-President Italo Cordova, El Salvador.
European delegates
Bureau Meeting

The MOP25 Bureau met before plenary.

Delegates of South Sudan
The GIZ Proklima booth
Singapore Delegates
Photography
Marco González, Singapore and Fiji
Outgoing Executive Secretary Marco González, Costa Rica, with delegates from Singapore and Fiji.
Marco González with the ENB Team
The outgoing Executive Secretary with your Earth Negotiations Bulletin MOP25 team (L-R): Dan Birchall, Digital Editor, United States; Nicole de Paula Domingos, Writer, Brazil; Marco González, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, Costa Rica; Asheline Appleton, Writer, Kenya; Kate Louw, Team Leader, South Africa; Brett Wertz, Writer, United States.
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Related Links
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

*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

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