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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Thirty-first Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 31)

1-5 August 2011 | Montréal, Canada

Highlights for Friday, 5 August 2011
CGRFA 13On Friday morning, delegates met in plenary to hear reports from meetings of contact groups on feedstocks and process agents, ODS alternatives, TEAP nomination procedures, ODS in ships and MLF replenishment. They agreed to forward a number of draft decisions, in brackets, to MOP 23 for further negotiation. The plenary also heard back on bilateral discussions on the Russian Federation’s essential use nominations for CFC-113 in aerospace and on CFCs for MDIs, and delegates asked the CTOC and MTOC respectively, to look intersessionally at these issues to help parties make informed decisions at MOP 23. The contact group on MLF replenishment then met to finalize its work and delegates also held informal consultations on the proposed amendments on HFCs.

On Friday afternoon, delegates met in plenary to hear the report from the Co-Chairs of the contact group on MLF replenishment and to adopt the report of the meeting. Co-Chair Sylla gaveled the meeting to a close at 5:16pm.

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OEWG 31
Delegates during the closing plenary.
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The dais during the closing plenary. L-R: Paul Horowitz, Deputy Executive Secretary, Montreal Protocol; Co-Chair Gudi Alkemade (Netherlands); and Co-Chair Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla (Senegal).
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The South African delegation
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The Tanzanian delegation
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Yingxian Xia, China

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Related Links
UN Environment Programme (UNEP) resources
*OEWG 31 website
*OEWG 31 provisional agenda
*Issues for discussion by and information for the attention of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol at its thirty-first meeting - Note by the Secretariat
*Issues for discussion by and information for the attention of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol at its thirty-first meeting - Note by the Secretariat - Addendum

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-second Meeting of the Parties to the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP-22), 8-12 November 2010, Bangkok, Thailand
*IISD RS Briefing Note of OEWG 30, 15-18 June 2010, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the MOP-21, 4-8 November 2009, Port Ghalib, Egypt
*IISD RS Briefing Note of OEWG 29, 15-18 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of Montréal Protocol meetings, 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 Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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