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Thirtieth Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG-30)

15-18 June 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland

The thirtieth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG-30) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer took place from 15-18 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. Over 400 participants representing governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and industry attended the meeting. OEWG-30 was preceded by the Seminar on Environmentally Sound Management of Banks of Ozone Depleting Substances, held on 14 June 2010, and followed by the 44th Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-compliance Procedure for the Montreal Protocol on 21-22 June 2010. ....More
Lac Léman in Geneva
Lac Léman in Geneva
The early-morning quiet of the plenary hall
View of the dias during the opening address by Executive Secretary Marco González
ENB writer Lao Xia, takes notes
A delegate from Cameroon
Secretariat staff organizing registration

Delegates in discussions as they wait for the meeting to begin

Marco González, Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, urged countries that have not ratified the four amendments of the Montreal Protocol to do so expeditiously
Co-chairs Martin Sirois, Canada and Fresnel Díaz, Venezuela

GTZ Proklima information booths on ODS phase-outs and alternatives
Related Links
UN Environment Programme resources
*Meeting web site and documents
*Provisional annotated agenda
*Technology & Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) web page
*TEAP 2010 progress report
*UNEP OzonAction Programme

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-first Meeting of the Parties to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-21), 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*IISD RS summary and analysis of OEWG-29, 15-18 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP-8) and MOP-20,  4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*IISD RS coverage of MOP-19, 17-21 September 2007, Montréal, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of COP-7 and MOP-18, 30 October - 3 November 2006, New Delhi, India
*IISD RS summary and analysis of OEWG-26, 3-6 July 2006, Montréal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of meetings on the Montréal Protocol, and backgrounder
*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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