And I want to express my personal gratitude for the opportunity to be able to share a few thoughts with everybody. I am really honored to be here. I’m delighted to be here. And I want to thank the president of this Meeting of the Parties, Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties, Canada’s Director General for Environment and Climate Change Virginia Poter, as well as Minister Rupprechter and the Government of Austria for hosting yet again another series of critical diplomatic talks.
With the advancing worldwide phase out of HCFCs, UNEP’s OzonAction Division of Technology has produced a factsheet (in English and Russian languages) on the safe use of the new alternatives.