Highlights and images for 8 November 2018



Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, welcomes President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador

The High-Level Segment (HLS) of the Montreal Protocol MOP 30 opened on Thursday, 8 November 2018, in Quito, Ecuador. In the morning, plenary heard statements from dignitaries, addressed organizational matters and heard reports from the assessment panels on key findings emerging from their 2018 Quadrennial Assessments.The Budget Committee and contact groups met throughout the afternoon. In late afternoon, the HLS heard statements from heads of delegation on national plans to implement the Protocol. The Preparatory Segment reconvened afterward to hear progress reports back from contact groups and informal consultations.For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily reports and daily web coverage from MOP 30. In addition, IISD Reporting Services will publish a summary and analysis report of the meeting in HTML and PDF.


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High Level Segment
President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador, enters plenary
OEWG Co-Chair Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, and President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador
Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat, and President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador; and OEWG Co-Chair Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador

Members of the Ecuadorian Government listen to Lenín Moreno’s speech

President Lenín Moreno, Ecuador, shakes hands with MOP 29 President Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait
Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, addresses High-Level Segment in his role of MOP 29 President
Outgoing MOP 29 President Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait, and incoming MOP 30 President Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia
L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; MOP 30 President Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia; and Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; Martha Leyva, Jacqueline Nyanjui, and Martha Mulumba, Ozone Secretariat
John Pyle and David Fahey, Co-Chairs of the Scientific Assessment Panel
Nigel Paul and Janet Bornman, Co-Chairs of the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
Ashley Woodcock and Paulo Altoe, Co-Chairs of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)
Ashley Woodcock, TEAP Co-Chair; Adam Chattaway, Co-Chair, Halons Technical Options Committee; and Helen Tope, Co-Chair, Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee
Sani Mahazou, Niger
Ana María Kleymeyer, Federated States of Micronesia
Hussein Mazen, Chair, Multilateral Fund Executive Committee
Qing Zhai, Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SME), Namibia
Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture, Guyana
Batbayar Tserendorj, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
Philip Owen, Director General, Climate Action, European Commission
Osvaldo Álvarez and Amb. Eduardo Tapia Riepel, Chile
Gale T.C. Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
Ole-Kristian Kvissel, Norwegian Environment Agency
Kudadze Kodjo, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Resources, Togo
Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Waterways and Environment, Fiji
Nasere Kabba, Director General of Environment, Côte d’Ivoire
The dais during the preparatory segment plenary
Thietmar Bachmann and Christian Meineke, Germany
L-R: Thanavat Junchaya, Mary-Ellen Foley, and Emilia Battaglini, World Bank
Delegates during the contact group on Data Reporting
Delegates during the contact group on energy efficiency
L-R: Hasan Mubarak, Bahrain, and Omar Ghazi Al-Attas and Maryam Al-Dabbagh, Saudi Arabia
The US delegation in discussions
Members of the Scientific Assessment Panel
Around the Venue

Impressions from Parque de Cumbayá (photos courtesy of Claudia Friedrich)