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. Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013

11-22 November 2013 | Warsaw, Poland
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
Summary Highlights of the Meeting

Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 November 2013

The CMP closing plenary agreed on the election of officers of bodies under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol; adopted the meeting’s report and a decision expressing gratitude to Poland and the people of the city of Warsaw for hosting the conference. CMP 19 President gaveled the meeting to a close at 9:00 pm.

At 5:48 pm, COP President Korolec, suspends COP plenary for delegates to resolve issue of loss and damage

At 5:16 pm, COP adopts four finance items, including arrangements between the COP and the Green Climate Fund.

At 5:07 pm, COP President Korolec, convenes the COP plenary

At 4:08 om, ADP Co-Chair Kumarsigh suspends the ADP upon the ADP adoption of its conclusions and draft COP decision on further advancing the Durban Platform

At 2:16 pm, ADP is breaking for 30 minutes for parties to try to reach agreement. COP and CMP plenaries are expected to reconvene at 3:30 pm

At 11:43 am, COP President Korolec closes the stocktaking plenary to allow the ADP plenary to open.

At 10:06 am, COP19 reconvenes to discuss finance, loss and damage, response measures and ADP.

At 6:54 am, COP informal plenary to consider the finance texts convened. COP/CMP President Korolec shortly suspended the COP informal plenary to allow further consultations on ADP and loss and damage. A COP informal plenary is expected to reconvene at 9:00 am.

At 4:30 am, COP plenary is expected to convene at 5:00 am to consider Finance text.

At 2:00 am, consultations continued behind closed doors on ADP and loss and damage. The budget negotiations have apparently completed its work.

At 9:06 pm, COP/CMP President Korolec adjourned the COP plenary, after the adoption of agreed items. The COP President indicated that further consultations would take place on finance, and on loss and damage.

At 6:51 pm, COP President Korolec opened the CMP plenary, indicating that agreed decisions would be formally adopted, and that he would then adjourn the meeting to allow informal consultations on unresolved issues.

On Friday, the COP/CMP Joint High-level Segment took place in the morning while the COP plenary addressed organizational matters. Throughout the day, contact groups and informal consultations were held under the COP, CMP and ADP. The ADP open-ended consultations on both workstreams took place throughout the day to discuss the ADP Co-Chairs’ draft decision text. The COP and the CMP closing plenaries, originally scheduled to take place at 3:00 pm, were postponed until the evening. The ADP closing plenary, originally scheduled to take place in the morning, was also postponed.

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Delegates huddle to resolve issue of loss and damage.
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COP/CMP CLOSING PLENARY
 
   
L-R: Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; Amb. Delano Bart, Q.C. Permanent Representative Permanent
Mission of Saint Kitts and Nevis, New York; and June Budhooram, COP Secretary
   
 
COP PLENARY
 
Sai Navoti, Fiji, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China
Naderev Saño, the Philippines
 
 
COP President Korolec, gaveled the adoption of four finance items, including arrangements between
the COP and the Green Climate Fund.
 
COP INFORMAL PLENARY
 
L-R: Dan Bondi Ogolla, UNFCCC Secretariat, advising UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; UNFCCC
Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; and COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec
 
 
L-R: COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec and Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister for Environment and Forests, India
 
L-R: Zhenhua Xie, Minister, Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China, and Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister for Environment and Forests, India
 
 
   
L-R: Claudia Salerno Caldera, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Venezuela, in discussion with Connie
Hedegaard
, Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission
   
 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

On Thursday morning, the high-level ministerial dialogue on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) took place. Throughout the day, contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings were held under the COP, CMP and ADP, including the ADP open-ended consultations on both workstreams. The COP/CMP President’s informal stocktaking plenary took place in the evening.

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Participants from various civil society organizations informing the press of their reasons for walking out
 
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres addressing the High-Level Ministerial dialogue on the ADP
 
 
Zhenhua Xie, Minister, Vice-Chairman, National
Development and Reform Commission, China
 
Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, US
 
 
 
Pablo Vieira, Vice-Minister of Environment and Sustainable
Development, Colombia
 
Claudia Salerno Caldera, Vice-Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Venezuela
 
 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

On Wednesday, the high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance took place in the morning and afternoon. Throughout the day, contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings were held under the COP, CMP and ADP. These included ADP open-ended consultations on both workstreams, and COP open-ended informal consultations on decision-making in the UNFCCC process. The COP/CMP President’s informal stocktaking plenary was held in the evening.

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Ghanaian international music star and humanitarian Rocky Dawuni performing at the Momentum for
Change: 2013 Lighthouse Activities Showcase Event
   
 
L-R: Dais during the high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance with Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green
Climate Fund; Martin Lidegaard, Minister for Climate Energy and Building, Denmark; Jakaya Kikwete, President of the
United Republic of Tanzania; COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec; UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Maria
Kiwanuka
, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda; Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, the
Global Environment Facility (GEF); and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
 
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, delivering his keynote address to the high-level ministerial dialogue
 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

On Tuesday afternoon, the opening ceremony of the COP 19 and CMP 9 high-level segment took place. In the morning, afternoon and evening, contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings convened under the COP, CMP and ADP. These included: ADP open-ended consultations on both workstreams; informal consultations on the report of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee; and COP informal consultations on REDD+ finance.

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L-R: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from left) is joined by COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin
Korolec
, Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
 
L-R: Contact group Co-Chairs on joint implementation Dimitar Nikov, France, and Yaw Osafo, Ghana,
consulting with Danielle Magalhães, Vlad Trusca, and Conor Barry, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
   
L-R: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland; COP
19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec; Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania; John Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly; and Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary
   
 
   
L-R: Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Christiana Figueres
   
 

Monday, 18 November 2013

In the morning, the resumed SBI closing plenary and the COP President’s informal stocktaking plenary convened. Throughout the day, a number of contact groups, informal consultations and other meetings were held under the COP, CMP and ADP. These included: ADP open-ended consultations on the implementation of all the elements of both workstreams; open-ended informal consultations on decision-making in the UNFCCC process; and informal consultations on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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Participants from civil society staged a protest on banning further use of coal
 
   
L-R: Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland; Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBI
Vice-Chair Robert van Lierop, Saint Kitts and Nevis; William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat; and Rapporteur
Mabafokeng Mahahabisa
, Lesotho
   
 
Rezaul Karim, Bangladesh
Gary Cowan, Australia
 
L-R: Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow; SBI Vice-Chair Robert van
Lierop
; and Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat
 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

The ADP informal stocktaking plenary took place in the morning and afternoon. In the afternoon and evening, the SBI and SBSTA closing plenaries were held. Throughout the day, a number of contact groups and informal consultations were held under the COP, CMP, SBI, SBSTA and ADP.

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Civil society held a protest march in Warsaw to highlight the need to save our planet from climate
change and environmental degradation. Photo by Brad Vincelette/IISD Reporting Services
   
 
L-R: Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, UNFCCC Secretariat and SBSTA Chair Richard Muyungi
 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Throughout the day, a number of contact groups and informal consultations were held under the COP, CMP, SBI, SBSTA and ADP. These included: ADP open-ended consultations on elements of the 2015 agreement and the way forward under workstream 2; SBI informal consultations on national adaptation plans (NAPs); SBSTA informal consultations on methodological guidance for REDD+; SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the development and transfer of technologies; SBI/SBSTA contact group on the forum on response measures; SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the report of the Adaptation Committee; and SBI/SBSTA contact group on the 2013-2015 Review. The COP President’s informal stocktaking plenary convened in the evening.

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COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec, with the cooperation of the Polish Humanitarian Action,
initiated a charity collection for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. L-R: Beata Jaczewska,
Deputy Minister of the Environment, Poland; Janina Ochojska, President of the Management Board,
Polish Humanitarian Action; COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec; and Naderev Saño, the
Philippines
   
 
L-R: Prakash Mathema, Nepal, in consultation with Olai Uludong, Nauru
 
Christo Artusio, US
Thensia Grey, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nauman Bashir Bhatti, Pakistan
 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Throughout the day, a number of contact groups, informal consultations, workshops and other events convened under the COP, CMP, SBI, SBSTA and ADP. These included: ADP workshop on urbanization and the role of governments in facilitating climate action in cities; ADP open-ended consultations on elements of the 2015 agreement; SBI informal consultations on national adaptation plans (NAPs); COP informal consultations on issues related to finance; SBI informal consultations on the review of CDM modalities and procedures; SBI informal consultations on the AFB report; SBI informal consultations on loss and damage; and SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the development and transfer of technologies.

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Youth participants at the COP 19/CMP 9 Intergenerational Inquiry event showing their fossil fuel
equation, for the answer see picture below
 
L-R: Mohamed Nasr, Egypt; Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Ethiopia; and Xolisa Ngwadla, Swaziland
 
   
L-R: Dechen Tsering, UNFCCC Secretariat; Alejandro Kilpatrick, UNFCCC Secretariat; AFB Contact Group Co-Chair Ana Fornells de Frutos, Spain; AFB Contact Group Co-Chair Suzanty Sitorus, Indonesia; Masashi Taketani, UNFCCC Secretariat; and Yolando Velasco, UNFCCC Secretariat
   
 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

In the morning, the COP plenary convened. The CMP and SBSTA plenaries took place in the afternoon. Throughout the day, a number of contact groups, informal consultations, workshops and other events convened under the COP, SBI, SBSTA and ADP. These included: second meeting of the structured expert dialogue on the 2013-2015 Review, ADP workshop on lessons learned from relevant experiences of other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), ADP open-ended informal consultations on elements of the 2015 agreement, ADP open-ended consultations on workstream 2, an SBSTA/SBI contact group on the 2013-2015 Review and a COP contact group on issues related to finance.

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COP 19 participants from civil society joined Greenpeace in forming a human chain in honor of the Arctic
30 climate defenders
 
   
L-R: Dais during the morning plenary session on Long term-Finance (LTF): Co-Chair Naderev Saño, the Philippines; Richard Kinley,
UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; COP 19/CMP 9 President Marcin Korolec,
Poland; June Budhooram, COP Secretary; Marina Shvangiradze, Rapporteur; and LTF Co-Chair Mark Storey, Sweden
   
 
   
L-R: Burhan Gafoor, Singapore, consulting with Su Wei, China
   
 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

In the morning, the opening plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) took place. Throughout the day, a number of contact groups, informal consultations, workshops and other events convened under the SBI, SBSTA and ADP. These included, inter alia: SBSTA workshop on agriculture; SBI workshop on gender and climate change; forum on response measures in-forum workshop on cooperation on response strategies; second meeting of the structured expert dialogue (SED) on the 2013-2015 Review; ADP briefing on the overview of institutions, mechanisms and arrangements under the Convention; and a contact group on loss and damage.

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COP 19/ CMP 9 branded apples being distributed by the Ministry of Environment, Poland
 
L-R: Lavinia Tania, Amelia Frances Fukofuka and Anna Elizabeth Tiraa, the Cook Islands
 
   
Climate Action Network's fossil of the day is awarded to Poland
   
 

Monday, 11 November 2013

In the morning, the Warsaw Climate Change Conference opened. The opening ceremony was followed by the opening plenary of COP 19. In the afternoon and evening, opening plenaries of CMP 9, the SBI and the SBSTA convened.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with COP 18/CMP 8 President Abdullah bin Hamad
Al-Attiyah
during the opening ceremony.
 
   
L-R: COP 18/CMP 8 President Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar, hands over the ceremonial gavel to incoming COP 19/CMP 9
President Marcin Korolec, Poland
   
 
   
Naderev Saño, the Philippines, made an emotional statement to the COP 19 plenary highlighting the recent disaster in the
Philippines caused by typhoon Haiyan
   
 
China requested that the COP 19 plenary observe three minutes of silence for the victims of the recent disaster in the Philippines
 
SNAPSHOTS AROUND COP 19
 
COP 19/CMP 9 climate neutral "nextbikes"
 
   
REDD+ negotiators posing for a group picture
   
 
L-R: Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, in conversation with Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
 
L-R: Katarzyna Maksymowicz, Poland, with Jan Golinski, Alez Saier, and Blandine Lasne, UNFCCC
Secretariat
 
Tim Davis, UNFCCC Secretariat
 
Justin Lee, Ambassador for Climate Change, Australia
 
Delegate catching some sleep until COP reconvenes at 9:00 am
 
 
Related Links
Conference resources

*Conference website

*Conference overall schedule

*Conference daily programme

*COP 19 website

*COP 19 agenda

*COP 19 documents

*CMP 9 website

*CMP 9 agenda

*CMP 9 documents

*SBI 39 website

*SBI 39 agenda

*SBI 39 documents

*SBI 39 reports

*SBI 39 workshops

*SBSTA 39 website

*SBSTA 39 agenda

*SBSTA 39 documents

*SBSTA 39 workshops

*ADP 2-3 website

*ADP 2-3 agenda

*ADP 2-3 documents

*ADP 2-3 workshops

*Conference side events and exhibits


General resources

*Host country website

*Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change


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*IISD RS summary report of the Thirty-seventh session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-37), 14-17 October 2013, Batumi, Georgia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: HTML - PDF)

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*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2013, 3-14 June 2013, Bonn, Germany

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*IISD RS coverage of the Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012, 26 November - 8 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012, 26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS coverage of the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - August 2012, 30 August - 5 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

*IISD RS coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2012, 14-25 May 2012, Bonn, Germany

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2012, 14-25 May 2012, Bonn, Germany

*IISD RS coverage of the Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011, 28 November - 11 December 2011, Durban, South Africa

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