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Geneva Climate Change Conference - February 2015

8-13 February 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

Daily Web Coverage
Summary of the Conference

ADP 2-6On Friday morning, the ADP contact group on item 3 (implementation of all the elements of Decision 1/CP.17) convened to discuss the organization of work for the June session in Bonn. Following this, the contact group held a discussion on markets. In the afternoon, the ADP plenary convened during which parties formally agreed that substantive work on the Paris Agreement in June will be based on the negotiating text developed in Geneva. The Co-Chairs announced that additional ADP sessions will be held in the fall of 2015, from 31 August to 4 September and from 19-23 October. Both of these sessions will be held in Bonn. ADP 2-8 was suspended at 3:47 pm, until June.

ADP Co-Chair Dan Reifsnyder gavels the meeting to a close
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COP 20 President and Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and incoming COP 21 President and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

Highlights from Friday, 13 February

On Friday morning, the ADP contact group on item 3 (implementation of all the elements of Decision 1/CP.17) convened to discuss the organization of work for the June session in Bonn. Following this, the contact group held a discussion on markets. In the afternoon, the ADP plenary convened during which parties formally agreed that substantive work on the Paris Agreement in June will be based on the negotiating text developed in Geneva. The Co-Chairs announced that additional ADP sessions will be held in the fall of 2015, from 31 August to 4 September and from 19-23 October. Both of these sessions will be held in Bonn. ADP 2-8 was suspended at 3:47 pm, until June.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres presented ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf with UN cufflinks
A view of the dais during a press briefing with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson

A view of the room during a press conference with the EU
A reflection of the room during the EU press briefing
Ilze Pruse, Head of the Latvian Delegation, for the EU

Elina Bardram, Head of the EU Delegation from the European Commission

Peter Betts, EU, intervening in the ADP contact group
Giovanna Valverde, Costa Rica
Sandea De Wet, South Africa, speaking for the G-77/China
 

Highlights from Thursday, 12 February

On Thursday morning and afternoon, the ADP contact group on item 3 (implementation of all the elements of Decision 1/CP.17) convened. In the morning, informal consultations took place on streamlining.

* Web coverage for Thursday, 12 February
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Members of the Like-Minded Developing Countries consulting
Christo Artusio, US
Renate Christ, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Helmut Hojesky, Austria

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

An ADP Co-Chair special event provided an interactive forum for observers to present concrete ideas and proposals on the roles that non-State actors could play in catalyzing action to enhance pre-2020 ambition effectively and in designing the 2015 agreement. A view of the dais during the meeting (l-r): Megumi Endo, UNFCCC Secretariat, Wael Hmaidan, Climate Action Network (CAN) International, and ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf
A view of the room during the special event with observer organizations

Kaveh Guilanpour and Jacob Werksman, EU

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, Gary William Theseira, Malaysia, Ian Fry, Tuvalu, and ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf

ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf

Pei Liang, China (right), intervening in the ADP contact group


A view of the Human Rights Council meeting room in the Palais des Nations

Highlights from Wednesday, 11 February

On Wednesday, the ADP contact group on item 3 convened to discuss the structure of the agreement and streamlining.

* Web coverage for Wednesday, 11 February
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A view of the flags in front of the Palais des Nations
The European Union raises its flag to take the floor
Amjad Abdulla, the Maldives, speaking for AOSIS
Dessima Williams, WWF, and Michael Zammit Cutajar, former UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Jaime Hermida Castillo, Nicaragua, Kaveh Guilanpour and Jake Werksman, European Union, and Claudia Salerno, Venezuela

A view of the dais during a briefing with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and observer organizations
Usha Nair, Women and Gender, facilitated the briefing with observer organizations

Angela Churie Kallhauge, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

A view of the room during a lunchtime IRENA event

Highlights from Tuesday, 10 February

Throughout the day on Tuesday, the ADP contact group on item 3 convened. In parallel, the Technical Examination Process (TEP) under ADP workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) took place.

*Web coverage for Tuesday, 10 February
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A view on a sunny day from the Palais des Nations
A view of the room during the ADP contact group
Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Harald Winkler and Sandea de Wet, South Africa (chair of the G-77/China), and Gary William Theseira, Malaysia
ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf speaking with Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Ethiopia
The Saudi Arabian delegation (l-r): Taha M. Zatari, Khalid M. Abuleif and Abdelrahman M. Al Gwaiz
A view of the dais during the technical examination process meeting (l-r): UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Jorge Voto‐Bernales, COP 20 Presidency, ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf, and Laurence Tubiana,incoming COP 21 Presidency
Laurence Tubiana, incoming COP Presidency, and TEP facilitator, Tosi Mpanu‐Mpanu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Yunus Arikan, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability (left)
Alex Rafalowicz, Friends of the Earth, during the TEP
Helena Molin Valdés, Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants, and Xiangjun Yao, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, during the TEP

Highlights from Monday, 9 February

Throughout the day on Tuesday, the ADP contact group on item 3 convened. In parallel, the Technical Examination Process (TEP) under ADP workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) took place.

*Web coverage for Monday, 9 February
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ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, and ADP Co-Chair Daniel Reifsnyder
A view of the room during the ADP contact group
Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador for Climate Change and Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, France, and Su Wei, China
Bernarditas Muller, Bolivia, speaking for the G-77/China on finance
A view of the dais following the adjournment of the ADP contact group
Indira Al Dahabi, Jordan (center)
A view of the dais during the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) (l-r): Florin Vladu, UNFCCC Secretariat, SED Co-Chairs Andreas Fischlin, Switzerland, and Zou Ji, China, and SBSTA Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland
Sonja Vermeulen, CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, discusses agriculture and food in a changing climate, during the SED
Juan Hoffmeister, Adaptation Committee Co-Chair
Leonard Nurse, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Alice Bisiaux, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Deon Terblanche, World Meteorological Organization

Participants in the SED
A view of the dais during a briefing on domestic support for intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs)
Bureau meeting: UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, and COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal and COP Secretary June Budhooram
Dan Bondi Ogolla, Coordinator and Principal Legal Adviser, and UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley
Laurence Tubiana, Ambassador for Climate Change and Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, France, and COP Vice-Presidents Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal, and Ismail El Gizouli, Sudan

Highlights from Sunday 8, February

On Sunday morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhance Action (ADP) opening plenary took place. In the morning and afternoon, the ADP contact group on item 3 (implementation of all the elements of Decision 1/CP.17) convened.

In an opening statement, COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peruvian Environment Minister, Peru, called on parties to maintain the momentum generated in Lima and work responsibly, efficiently and in a spirit of compromise. ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria, called on delegates “to keep the promise made to our children in Durban.”

ADP Co-Chair Daniel Reifsnyder, US, underscored the objective of delivering a negotiating text on Friday and said the main task of the ADP contact group is to ensure that the text fully reflects parties’ positions. Parties agreed to the proposed organization of work, and convened in a contact group for the rest of the day.

The second meeting of the fourth session of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED 4) on the 2013-2015 review – Part 3 – also convened.

*Web coverage for Sunday, 8 February
* Download the daily report for Sunday, 8 February 2015, in English (in HTML or PDF format), French (in HTML or PDF format), Arabic (in HTML or PDF format) and Japanese (in HTML or PDF format)

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf, COP President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, and incoming COP President Laurent Fabius
ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder, US, and Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria
ADP Rapporteur Yang Liu, China
COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Michael Zammit Cutajar and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal and Laurent Fabius
Incoming COP President and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during a press stakeout
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ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf, Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, and ADP Rapporteur Yang Liu, China
ADP Co-Chairs Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf and Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat
Everton Lucero, Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop and Jose Domingos Gonzalez Miguez, Brazil
Ian Fry, Tuvalu, for the Least Developed Countries
Gary William Theseira and Gurdial Singh, Malaysia (right), speaking for the Like-Minded Developing Countries

Halldor Thorgeirsson and Andrew Higham, UNFCCC Secretariat, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Elina Bardram, European Commission, and Ilze Pruse, Latvia

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa, Chair of the G-77/China

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