Short Study on the Main issues at stake for the MOP25 to the Montreal Protocol
At the 25th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 25) to the Montreal Protocol, a proposal to regulate hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) is expected to be the key topic of discussion. HFCs are replacements for ozone-depleting substances and have a strong impact on global warming; the issue raises questions about links between the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols.
MOP 25 will also discuss the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund that supports implementation of the Protocol. Requests for exemptions to allow certain uses of CFCs and methyl bromide to continue will be another key topic.
Milieu prepared a study which provided background information on the recent developments towards the 25th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 25) to the Montreal Protocol, including the 33rd meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) in June 2013.
By carrying out desk research and interviews with the main actors, the Milieu team outlined the main issues at stake and the negotiating positions of key parties as well as the interplay between the Kyoto and the Montreal Protocols on a possible action of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
The Milieu team proposed conclusions and recommendations for the ENVI delegation of the European Parliament to the 25th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 25) to the Montreal Protocol, to be held in Bangkok in October 2013.