Highlights and images for 5 April 2016



The thirty-seventh meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer convened for its second day on Tuesday, 5 April 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Contact Group on the Feasibility and Ways of Managing Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs Management Contact Group) resumed discussions on the key challenges and proposed solutions to the phase-out of HFCs. The morning discussions continued to broadly address key challenges and proposed solutions to the phase-out of HFCs. The afternoon discussions turned to specifically address the challenge of funding.

A stock-taking plenary was held in the late afternoon.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage,provided daily web coverage from the 37th OEWG. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has producd a summary and analysis report of the 37th OEWG, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis
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From L-R: Xia Yingxian, China; Patrick McInerney​, Australia; and Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat

From L-R: Enoh Peter Ayuk, Cameroon; Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso; and Ismael Nour, Djibouti

Hiroyuki Nishiura, Japan

Gilles Christian Mangongo, Gabon

Marcos Wabi, Benin

Hassan Ali Mubarak, Bahrain

Laura Juliana Arciniegas, Colombia

Monica Törnlund, Sweden, and Blaise Horisberger, Switzerland

Arumugam Duraisamy, India

Gudi Alkemade, European Union (EU)

Tchoumou Martin, Republic of Congo

Enrique Moret Hernandez, Cuba

Nada Aldabashi, Kuwait

Samuel Pare, Burkina Faso

Margaret Aanyu, Uganda

Abdul-Kazeem Kasimu Bayero, Nigeria

Ismael Nour, Djibouti

Yaqoub Al-Matouq, Kuwait

Delegates from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Stephen Seidel, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and Kevin Fay, Alcalde & Fay

Side Event: Modelling Montreal Protocol Amendments with IMPACT & Discussion of High Ambient Temperature Exemption

Side Event: Development of a Framework for the Disposal of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and HFCs


Negotiating blocs
European Union