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Resumed 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) of the Parties
to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
and 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

8 and 10-14 October 2016 | Kigali, Rwanda

Highlights for Friday, 14 October 2016

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Daily Web CoverageAbout | 8 Oct | 10 Oct | 11 Oct | 12 Oct | 13 Oct | 14 Oct | Summary
The Resumed Session of the 38th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 38) begins in Kigali, Rwanda

Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, gavels the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

The final day of the twenty-eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP 28) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened on Friday, 14 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The High-Level Segment (HLS) plenary met in the morning, where delegates continued hearing statements from Heads of Delegation, and participated in a ministerial roundtable, ‘Towards an Agreement on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Amendment under the Montreal Protocol: Ensuring benefits for all.'

In the afternoon, the HLS continued with Heads of Delegation statements, following which they adopted the meeting report, where possible. The preparatory segment plenary then reconvened for a stock-taking session.

The HFC Management Contact Group met in the morning, whereafter a small group met to work on a "package deal" on control schedules for an amendment. The Contact Group reconvened later in the day to discuss and approve the "package deal." These discussions are ongoing.

The Budget Committee, the informal group on establishing an ad hoc standards coordination group, and the Contact Group on the MLF Replenishment Study Terms of Reference (TOR) also met during the day.

UPDATE:

* 9:16 pm - HFC Management Contact Group completes discussions. The amendment negotiations will resume at midnight, in Plenary.

* 01:01 am - Preparatory Segment plenary reconvenes to hear update from HFC Management CG on progress on an amendment for HFCs. The Co-Chairs commend parties for honoring their commitment to delivering on the Dubai pathway on HFCs.

* 02:49 am - Preparatory Segment plenary still discussing amendment text under the Dubai pathway on HFCs.

* 03:07 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.

* 03:53 am - The Preparatory Segment plenary resumes to continue discussions.

* 05:07 am - Parties begin discussion of the draft decision on the further amendment of the Montreal Protocol.

* 06:23 am - Plenary is adjourned for informal consultations.

* 06:47 am - Plenary resumes to continue discussions.

* 06:52 am - Delegates conclude discussion on the draft amendment package. Package forwarded to the MOP for adoption.

* 06:54 am - The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

* 07:37 am - Rwandan-Moroccan proposed CRP on energy efficiency is adopted.

* 08:05 am - MOP 28 President Vincent Biruta closes MOP 28.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided web coverage and a report from the Resumed OEWG38. In addition, IISD Reporting Services provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from MOP 28. The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.
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High-Level Roundtable


View of the dais during the High-Level Segment Ministerial Round Table 'Towards an Agreement on the HFC
Amendment under the Montreal Protocol - Part 2: Ensuring Benefits for All'


Martha Garcíarivas, Under-Secretary
for Environmental Protection, Mexico

Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Slovakia


Andrew Yatilman,
Federated States of Micronesia

Jay Dev Joshi, Minister of Population
and Environment, Nepal

Batio Bassiere, Minister of
Environment, Burkina Faso


Hakima El Haité, Minister of the Environment, Morocco

Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate
and Environment, Norway

Moderator Johnston Barkat, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Ombudsman


High-Level Segment Statements


Delegates hear the High-Level Segment statements


Eric Weerawardhana, Private Secretary to the President, Sri Lanka

Kare Chawicha Debessa, State Minister, Ministry
of Environment and Forests, Ethiopia


Francesco La Camera, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Italy

Abdulla Naseer, Senior Policy Executive, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Maldives

Irene Cañas Díaz, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Energy,
Costa Rica


Hiroyuki Nishiura, Director, Global Environment
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Mokhtar Abdul Majid, Deputy Director General,
Department of Environment, Malaysia


André Weidenhaupt, Director General, Department of the Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg

Sin Lan Ng Yun Wing, Director
of Environment, Ministry
of Environment, Mauritius

Afioga Taefu Lemi,
Member of Parliament, Samoa



Tree Planting Ceremony


Dignitaries gather for the tree planting ceremony at the Kigali Convention Centre


Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, and
László Sólymos
, Minister of Environment, Slovakia

Elidier Vargas Castro, Costa Rica


Jesús Castillo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Popular Power for Eco-Socialism and Water, Venezuela

Gulshirin Jorayeva, State Committee on Environment Protection and Land Resources, Turkmenistan

OEWG 38 Co-Chair Paul Krajnik, Austria



HFC Management Contact Group


Delegates during the HFC Management Contact Group


Delegates from Russia, Belarus and US speak with
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

Delegates from Saudia Arabia, Canada and UK confer


HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney​, Australia;
Tina Birmpili
, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; and
Masa Nagai, Senior Legal Advisor, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)


Harry Irawan, Indonesia

Zhou Xiaofang, China

Pak Sokharav Uth, Cambodia


Delegates applaud agreement on key issues


Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study


Delegates during the Contact Group on MLF Replenishment Study


Gudi Alkemade, EU

S.V. Subbarao, India

Nancy Seymour, Canada



High-Level Segment Plenary


US Secretary of State John Kerry


Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance in the Office of the President, Marshall Islands

Sirakarn Srilekha, Director of Treaties and International Strategies Bureau, Department of Industrial Works, Thailand



Final Plenary


Delegates during the final plenary


HFC Management Contact Group Co-Chairs Xia Yingxian, China, and Patrick McInerney​, Australia, and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda


Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confers with delegates


Andrei Pilipchuk, Belarus

Manoj Kumar Singh, India

Philip Owen, EU



Delegates huddle during an informal consultation


Delegates sign a 'birthday card' to celebrate the
anticipated birth of an amendment on HFCs

Delegates confer


Laura Berón, Argentina

Samuel Paré, Burkina Faso


Sunrise from the Kigali Convention Centre


Delegates applaud the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol


MOP 28 is gaveled to a close


Around the Venue


Delegates from Morocco and Saudi Arabia speak between sessions


Delegates from Canada

Delegates from Brazil


Members of the Secretariat confer

Delegates from Djibouti


Delegates from the UK

Delegates between sessions


US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Kigali Convention Centre


Delegates from Kuwait, India, EU and Saudi Arabia


Interpreters during plenary

Media teams record the proceedings


Delegates between sessions



Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda, leads dignitaries to the tree planting ceremony


Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, Rwanda, and Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rwanda

Monique Mukaruriza, Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda



Around the Kigali Convention Centre grounds




The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the meeting:
Annelies Van Gaalen
; Cleo Verkuijl; Keith Ripley; Catherine Wahlén; Kate Helfenstein-Louw; and Kiara Worth


Daily Web CoverageAbout | 8 Oct | 10 Oct | 11 Oct | 12 Oct | 13 Oct | 14 Oct | Summary
Funding for coverage of the Resumed OEWG 38 and MOP 28 has been provided by the European Commission (EC)
EC

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, the Wallonia, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).