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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 Thursday, 4 August 2011
CGRFA 13Participants at OEWG 31 gathered on Thursday in a morning plenary to, among other things: hear presentations on a synthesis report of the Montreal Protocol Assessment Panels; discuss potential areas of focus for the assessment panels’ 2014 quadrennial reports; and continue exchanges on the proposed amendments to the Montreal Protocol. Also in plenary, Michael Church (Grenada), MOP 21 President, announced that he had received confirmation of a term extension for Executive Secretary Marco González from the Office of the UN Secretary-General. In anticipation of MOP 23, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, a delegate from Indonesia presented an overview and slideshow showcasing his country’s cultural and biological diversity.

Contact groups met throughout the afternoon and evening, on: ODS alternatives; MLF replenishment; ships; and TEAP nomination procedures.
OEWG 31
Contact group on ODS alternatives
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OEWG 31
Replenishment contact group Co-Chairs. L-R: Laura Berón (Argentina) and Jozef Buys (Belgium).
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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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