Highlights and images for 9 November 2018



Delegates from the European Union (EU) in discussions at the contact group on Adjustments

The thirtieth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 30) convened for its final day on Friday, 9 November 2018, in Quito, Ecuador. The Budget Committee, contact groups and informal discussions met throughout the day. The High-Level Segment (HLS) convened in the morning to hear statements from heads of delegation, then adjourned for a brief resumption of the Preparatory Segment to receive updates from contact groups and informal discussions. The afternoon was devoted to contact groups and informal discussions, with the Preparatory Segment tentatively scheduled for a stocktaking session at 8:30 pm.Updates:- 7:55 pm: Plenary is rescheduled to 9:00 pm.- 9:35 pm: Preparatory Segment reconvenes.- 10:12 pm: High-Level Segment resumes to consider decisions forwarded by the Preparatory Segment.- MOP closed at 11:10 pm.

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
MOP 30 President Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia, gavels the meeting to a close at 11:10 pm.
Delegates during the adoption of the meeting report
Alfredo Pérez, Director General, Environmental Quality Management, Venezuela
Taefu Lemi Taefu, Associate Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Amb. Diennaryati Tjokrosuprihatono, Indonesia
Laurentiu Neculaescu, State Secretary, Romania
Amb. Jean Baptiste Chaurin, France
Alexander Teabo, Minister of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development, Kiribati
Amb. Igar Paluan, Belarus
Charles Ikeah, Nigeria
Rosa Luisa Ebentretch, Ministry of Production, Peru
Amb. Luigi William Ixcot Rojas, Guatemala
Arsen Ryspekov, State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry, Kyrgystan
Jeanne Josette Acacha Akoha, Ministry of Life Framework and Sustainable Development, Benin
Racine Kane, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal
Roxanne Blesam, Executive Director, Environmental Quality Protection Board, Palau
Satyendra Kumar Purkayastha, Bangladesh
Ibraheem Alallan, Director, Atmospheric Safety, Syria
Thelma Krug, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Marissa Gowrie, Ministry of Planning and Development, Trinidad and Tobago
Didier Coulomb, International Institute for Refrigeration
Avipsa Mahapatra, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Juan Sebastián Salcedo, Ecuador
Giovanni Brunelli, Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
Delegates during the contact group on Adjustments
Alain Wilmart, Belgium, and Agustín Sánchez Guevara, Mexico, Co-Chairs of the contact group on Adjustments
L-R: Alain Wilmart, Belgium; Agustin Sánchez Guevara, Mexico; Katherine Theotocatos and Flavia Barlassina, Ozone Secretariat; and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat
Delegates from the Adjustments contact group in informal consultations
Delegates during the contact group on Energy Efficiency​
Latin America and Caribbean (GRULAC) delegates in discussions
Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SME), Namibia, and MOP 30 President Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia
L-R: María Barroeta, Alfredo Pérez, and Yusbelys Belsario, Venezuela
The delegation from Romania
The delegation from Benin
The delegation from Slovakia
The delegation from the Maldives
The Brazilian delegation, L-R: (back row) Gabriela Lira, Alessandra Toledo, and Maria Eugênia Pulino, (front row) Magda Luduvice and Patricia Leite
L-R: Gilbert Bankobeza, Ozone Secretariat; Yaqoub Almatouq, Kuwait; MOP 30 Rapporteur Bitul Zulhasni, Indonesia; Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; MOP 30 President Liana Ghahramanyan, Armenia; Megumi Seki, Deputy Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat; and Martha Leyva, Ozone Secretariat
Around the Venue
Rajendra Shende, TERRE Policy Centre, and Amit Love, India
Duncan Brack, Report Writer, and Keith Reply, ENB

Delegates read the ENB

The ENB team at MOP 30, L-R: Keith Ripley, US; Claudia Friedrich, Germany; Tallash Kantai, Kenya; Nadia Sohier Zaman, Canada; Diego Noguera, Colombia; and Priscila Pereira de Andrade, Brazil