United Nations Environment Programme
The Preparatory Segment was opened by Co-Chair Patrick McInerney (Australia). Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, stressed the importance of the MLF to the Protocolʼs success, and pledged Franceʼs support for its replenishment. She urged forming a contact group to discuss the modalities of addressing HFCs under the Protocol, suggesting that an agreement on HFCs at MOP27 could contribute to the success of UNFCCC COP21 in Paris in 2015.
Highlighting the MP as a “shining example of multilateralism,” Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, emphasized the need for: a strong global partnership; patience to see “the positive results of our actions” as it takes time for planetary systems to recover; and taking into account decisions that bring results later in international negotiations.
MOP-26, Breakfast "get-together" with National Ozone Officers, Multilateral Fund Chief Officer, Mr. Eduardo Ganem and Head of OzonAction, Mrs. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle meeting NOOs, 18 November 2014.
UNEP OzonAction Side-Event: Challenges, Successes and Impacts of HCFC Demonstration Projects under the Multilateral Fund, 18 November 2014.
How the Montreal Protocol Protects Health, 20 November 2014.
One Day Meeting of the Portuguese Speaking Countries and OzonAction Branch – Paris, France, 22 November 2014