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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 Tuesday, 2 August 2011
CGRFA 13In plenary on Tuesday, OEWG 31 delegates resumed discussions on proposals to amend the Protocol, specifically on the possible addition of controls on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) presented its 2011 Progress Report, and delegates asked questions on progress reports by several Technical Options Committees (TOCs), along with membership changes on assessment panels, essential use nominations and other matters.

In the afternoon, delegates discussed issues related to exemptions from Article 2 of the Montreal Protocol, for ongoing uses of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Delegates considered essential-use exemptions for 2012 and 2013, laboratory and analytical use exemptions, issues related to process agents and their phase-outs and alternatives to ODS for exempted feedstock and process-agent uses. They also discussed methyl bromide, including nominations for critical-use exemptions and quarantine and pre-shipment uses.
OEWG 31
Panel during TEAP Progress Report presentation. L-R: Alain Coutu, ICAO Secretariat; Dan Verdonik, US; David Catchpole, UK; Marta Pizano, Colombia; and Stephen Andersen, US.
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Delegates in informal consultations beside the German International Cooperation’s (GIZ) “Proklima” display.
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Delegates listening to a presentation by the Midwest Refrigerants LLC, in the corridors of the meeting.
OEWG 31
The contact group on the MLF replenishment met on Tuesday morning.
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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
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