The Montreal Protocol has a vital role to play in addressing climate change as it becomes increasingly clear that we are currently not on the pathway to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5° Celsius. In these unprecedented times, this online meeting of the 42nd Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG-42), Parties will be considering several key issues. First and foremost, a strong replenishment of the Multilateral Fund is a crucial opportunity to maximize climate benefits of Montreal Protocol actions by encouraging leapfrogging of HFCs and laying a strong foundation for the Kigali Amendment implementation. Other important agenda items to achieve progress on this year include the interconnected discussions on the unexpected CFC-11 and HFC-23 emissions and the overdue reforms to the Montreal Protocol mechanisms and institutions.
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