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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

7-18 November 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

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Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, gavels adopted COP decisions

Delegates applaud the adoption of decisions


Highlights for Friday, 18 November 2016

IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12 On Friday, 18 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco, for its last scheduled day. In the afternoon, informal consultations on preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) were held under the Presidency of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CMA 1.

In the evening, the COP and Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) closing plenaries convened to resolve most remaining agenda items, before suspending.

UPDATE:

10:03pm: COP and CMA draft decision text has been distributed in the room.

10:52pm: The CMA closing plenary opens.

11:58pm: CMA 1 adopts the decision on matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. CMA suspended at 11:53pm. The COP resumes its closing plenary at 11:53pm. COP 22 adopts the decision on preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and CMA 1.

1:44am: Closing statements under the COP continue.

2:18am: CMA 1 suspends at 2:16am, and will reconvene in 2017.

2:20am: CMP 12 closes at 2:20am.

2:47am: COP 22 closed at 2:47am.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016.
Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
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Delegates read the draft text of the COP decision for the preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and CMA 1


Delegates huddle to discuss the text


Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Ravi Prasad, India

Jonathan Pershing, US, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group


Hundreds of delegates gather for the largest ever UNFCCC family photo


Highlights for Thursday, 17 November 2016

On Thursday, 17 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning, the High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action took place. Contact groups on climate finance under the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) also convened.

In the afternoon, informal consultations also took place under the COP Presidency on the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1), and under the COP on entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the convening of CMA 1.

In the evening, the first parts of the COP and COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) closing plenaries took place.

The joint high-level segment continued throughout the day. A webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-7th-meeting-of-the-cop-an; and http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-8th-meeting-of-the-cop-an.

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View of the panel during the High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action


Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji

Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change, Seychelles

Nawal Al Hosany, Masdar and Zayed Future Energy Prize, UAE


José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Loïc Fachon, Honorary President, World Water Council


Members of civil society advocate for more financial resources to address climate change


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia


Highlights for Wednesday, 16 November 2016

On Wednesday, 16 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. The second part of the facilitative dialogue on enhancing ambition and support took place in the morning. In the afternoon, the second biennial high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance convened.

Throughout the day, contact groups and informal consultations took place under the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), and the joint high-level segment continued. In the afternoon, informals also took place under the COP Presidency on the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1), and under the COP on entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the convening of CMA 1.

In the evening, the CMA plenary convened. Following adjournment of the resumed CMA opening plenary, informal consultations under the CMA continued late into the night. A webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-5th-meeting-of-the-cop-an.

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View of the dais during the ministerial dialogue, which was themed 'A multi-stakeholder approach to mobilization and delivery of adaptation finance'


Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

Moderator Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Robert Orr, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change


Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji

 Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group

Ji Xie, Director General, National Development and Reform Commission, China


John Kerry, US Secretary of State, addresses COP 22 participants and press, underlining the American people's commitment to climate action


Highlights for Tuesday, 15 November 2016

On Tuesday, 15 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) closed, and the opening plenary of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) convened. The opening ceremony of the joint high-level segment of the COP, COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and CMA took place.

Contact groups and informal consultations under the COP and CMP took place throughout the day. In the afternoon, the joint high-level segment continued. The webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/high-level-segment.

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Family photo of heads of state and government, and ministers attending COP 22


King of Morocco Mohammed VI

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

President François Hollande, France


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, sychronize their watches for climate action


Highlights for Monday, 14 November 2016

On Monday, 14 November, the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) continued in Marrakech, Morocco. Throughout the day, contact groups and informal consultations took place under the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). In the evening the contact group on agenda Items 3-8 convened under the APA. A joint Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)/Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) informal consultations also took place.

The closing plenaries of the 45th sessions of the SBI and the SBSTA, and the second part of the first session of the APA took place in the evening. The APA suspended at 11:23pm. The SBI and SBSTA are expected to close on Tuesday morning.

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View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary


View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary


View of the dais during the APA closing plenary


Members of civil society advocate for using 100% renewable energy to stay below the 1.5°C limit


Highlights for Saturday, 12 November 2016

On Saturday, 12 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning an informal stocktaking plenary was convened by the COP President. Contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) convened throughout the day.

Informal consultations convened under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) throughout the day on: further matters related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement; further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of Decision 1/CP.21; modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance; further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions (NDCs); and modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support. In the afternoon, the APA convened in a contact group to discuss all of its substantive agenda items, with reports back from informal consultations.

The second round of the multilateral assessment process under international assessment and review (IAR) took place throughout the day under the SBI and COP.

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View of the dais during the stocktaking plenary


Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia,
and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand


Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Hakima El Haité, Morocco


UN Security around the venue


Highlights for Friday, 11 November 2016

On Friday, 11 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. Throughout the day, negotiations took place in contact groups and informal consultations under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA).

Informal consultations under the APA addressed: modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance; global stocktake; modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support; further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement; further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of Decision 1/CP.21; and further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In the afternoon, the APA convened in a contact group to discuss all of its substantive agenda items, with reports back from informal consultations.

The facilitative dialogue on enhancing ambition and support took place under the Conference of the Parties (COP) in the afternoon. The COP Presidency also held informal consultations on the first session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1).

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View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary


Daniele Violetti, Chief of Staff, UNFCCC

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


Claudia Salerno, Venezuela

Ash Sharma, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Facility

Kushla Munro, Australia


Youth activitists and Captain Planet highlight the importance of having 100% renewable energy to protect the future


Highlights for Thursday, 10 November 2016

On Thursday, 10 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) convened in a contact group to discuss all of its substantive agenda items, with reports back from informal consultations.

Throughout the day negotiations took place in contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Informal consultations under the APA addressed: further matters related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement; further guidance in relation to the adaptation communication, including, inter alia, as a component of nationally determined contributions (NDCs); modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance; and global stocktake.

The facilitative sharing of views (FSV) under the international consultation and analysis (ICA) process for developing country parties under the SBI also took place. The COP Presidency also held informal consultations on the first session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1).

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View of the dais during the APA contact group


Informal Consultations Co-Facilitator Peter Horne, Australia

Fatuma Hussein, Kenya, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia


Soledad Aguilar, Argentina

Javier Eduardo Mendoza, Colombia


Members of civil society highlight the institutionalized barriers to women’s participation in climate
decision making, saying people should not need moustaches to be heard


Highlights for Wednesday, 9 November 2016

On Wednesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened for its third day. In the morning, plenaries for the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP) and COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) resumed to open substantive agenda items.

In the afternoon, contact groups for the COP and CMP met, including on finance. Informal consultations for the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) convened throughout the day.

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As news of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election reached Marrakech, civil society groups gathered at COP 22 to express their concerns that a climate denier in the White House is a "death sentence" for grassroots movements and the Global South


Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary,
Ozone Secretariat

UNFCCC Global Climate Champion Laurence Tubiana, France

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, Council President, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


Outi Honkatukia, Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) Co-Chair

Zaheer Fakir, Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Co-Chair



Highlights for Tuesday, 8 November 2016

On Tuesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened. In the morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) met in a contact group to discuss all its substantive agenda items, and the joint COP/CMP plenary resumed to hear statements.

Several contact groups and informal consultations under the SBI, SBSTA and APA convened throughout the day. The APA met in informal consultations on: further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of decision 1/CP.21 (the Paris outcome); modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support; matters relating to the global stocktake; modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance; and further matters related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The COP Presidency also held informal consultations on the first session of the COP serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1).

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Members of civil society advocate for investing in climate justice as opposed to war


APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia


Manasvi Srisodapol, Thailand, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Jaime Hermida, Nicaragua, speaking on behalf of the Central American Integration System (SICA)

Abdullahi Majeed, Maldives, speaking
on behalf of the Alliance of
Small Island States (AOSIS)


Delegates during the SBSTA in-session workshop on modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilized through public interventions in accordance with Article 9.7 of the Paris Agreement


Highlights for Monday, 7 November 2016

On Monday, 7 November, COP 21/CMP 11 President Ségolène Royal, France, opened the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Parties elected Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, as the COP 22/CMP 12 President by acclamation. Welcoming delegates to the "red city," he said the conference demonstrates a whole continent’s commitment to climate action.

Throughout the day, opening plenaries convened for the Conference of the Parties (COP), COP serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). In the afternoon, SBSTA and SBI contact groups and informal consultations met.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, and COP 22/CMP 12 President


Mohammed Larbi Belcadi, Mayor of Marrakech, Morocco

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President

Hoesung Lee, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair


Delegates shine solar lights as a symbol of the transformation to clean technology which is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement goals


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