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Bangkok Climate Change Talks - 2009

28 September - 9 October 2009 | UN Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand
BANGKOK CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS OPEN

UNCCD COP 9

Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer

Highlights from Monday, 28 September

The Bangkok Climate Change Talks opened on Monday morning with a welcoming ceremony, during which the Prime Minister of Thailand addressed delegates. In the morning, the AWG-KP opening plenary took place, followed by the AWG-LCA opening plenary. In the afternoon, contact groups convened to consider adaptation, technology, mitigation and finance under the AWG-LCA and Annex I emission reductions, other issues and potential consequences under the AWG-KP.

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Welcoming Ceremony
Suwit Khunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand, and Connie Hedegaard, Minister of Climate and Energy of Denmark, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, and Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
       
VIPs enter the conference room
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The room was filled to capacity during the welcoming ceremony
     
Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand, and Connie Hedegaard, Minister of Climate and Energy of Denmark
       
Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary
 
       
Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
Suwit Khunkitti, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand
         
Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva
A view of the room during the remarks of Connie Hedegaard, Minister of Climate and Energy of Denmark
         
AWG-KP Opening Plenary
A view of the dais during the plenary session
               
AWG-KP Chair John Ashe
                 
AWG-LCA Opening Plenary
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar and AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luis Machado
             
Consulting before the convening of the session
 
               
TckTckTck Change Caravan Asia petition delivery
Youth from South East Asia's Change Caravan, an elephant caravan, which has spent the last 15 days travelling through Thailand to highlight the impacts of climate change and the problems of deforestation, presented UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer with a petition from the people of the region, calling for a "Fair, Binding and Ambitious Deal in Copenhagen." Children also presented de Boer with elephants asking for change.
 
 
           
 
 
             
 
 
           
 
 
           
 
 
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