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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 Wednesday, 3 August 2011
CGRFA 13On Wednesday, OEWG 31 addressed a variety of issues in plenary, including: quarantine and pre-shipment uses of methyl bromide; proposed amendments to the Montreal Protocol; the nomination process for the TEAP; additional information on ODS alternatives; and feedstocks and process agents. Participants considered ODS consumption related to ships; global laboratory and analytical uses of ODS; the environmentally sound management and destruction of ODS; key challenges facing the methyl bromide phase-out in Africa; and the status of Nepal relative to the Copenhagen amendment to the Montreal Protocol. In the late afternoon, they discussed a draft decision submitted by the US, Canada and Mexico on the phase-out of HFC-23 by-product emissions.

Delegates also met in contact groups on the MLF replenishment, on additional information on ODS alternatives, and on process agents and feedstocks.
OEWG 31
L-R: OEWG31 Co-Chairs Gudi Alkemade (Netherlands) and Ndiaye Cheikh Sylla (Senegal)
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L-R: Cindy Newberg and John Thompson, US
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B.P. Nilaratna, India
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*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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