In favour of the Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Abdullah Al Islam Jakob, Deputy Minister for Environment and Forests, has been elected as the Vice President of the COP (Committees of the Parties) and MOP (Meeting of the Parties) to the “26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol” & “10th Meeting of the COP to the Vienna Convention”.
The election took place on 20 November 2014 in an international Meeting at UNESCO HQs in Paris, France organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). While Mr. Cesar Vinicoo Montero Suarez from Bolivia has been elected as the President of the COP, Mr. Rodrigo Siles lora from Guatemala has been elected as the President of the MOP in the Meeting.
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the earth’s fragile ozone Layer. The original Montreal Protocol was agreed on 16 September 1987 and entered into force on 1st January 1989.
Since accession to the Montreal Protocol on 02 August 1990 by Bangladesh and subsequent ratification of amendments to the Protocol, Bangladesh Government has been implementing Montreal Protocol in the country and successfully completed with 100% CFCs reduction target in 2010 in the Refrigeration & Air-condition sector and also to the solvent and other sectors. These issues have been appreciated by the Meeting.