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Barcelona Climate Change Talks 2009

2-6 November 2009 | Barcelona, Spain

UNFCCCBARCELONA CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS OPEN
The Barcelona Climate Change Talks opened on Monday morning with a welcoming ceremony. In the morning, the opening plenaries of the AWG-KP and the AWG-LCA took place. In the afternoon, contact groups convened to consider adaptation, mitigation, finance and technology under the AWG-LCA and Annex I emission reductions and potential consequences under the AWG-KP.

Elena Espinosa, Spanish Environment Minister, José Montilla Aguilera, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Vice-President of Spain
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Opening Ceremony
José Montilla Aguilera, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Vice-President of Spain, and Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer
Núria Marín Martinez, Mayor of L'Hospitalet
A view of the dais during the opening ceremony
Connie Hedegaard, Minister of Climate and Energy, Denmark
José Montilla Aguilera, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Vice-President of Spain
Núria Marín Martinez, Mayor of L'Hospitalet, José Montilla Aguilera, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona, and Elena Espinosa, Spanish Environment Minister
 
Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona, addresses the conference
 
       
A view of the conference room during the opening ceremony
Miscellaneous Photos of the Opening Ceremony
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer greets Spanish Vice-President Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega
AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
             
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar, and Connie Hedegaard, Minister of Climate and Energy, Denmark
 
             
 
 
               
 
 
             
AWG-LCA and AWG-KP Plenaries
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar, and Daniel Klein, UNFCCC Secretariat
AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
AWG-KP Chair John Ashe speaks with the delegate from the Gambia
                 
Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-KP Chair John Ashe, and Claudio Forner , UNFCCC Secretariat
 
Photos from Contact Groups
Leon Charles, Co-Chair of the contact group on Annex I emission reductions, and Maria Socorro, UNFCCC Secretariat
The delegation of Austria
                   
Delegates from Sudan and the EU during the contact group on Annex I emission reductions under the AWG-KP
The delegation from China
Contact group on mitigation
                     
A view of the dais during the finance contact group
A view of the dais during the technology contact group
 
Miscellaneous Photos
An OXFAM action outside the conference center
 
 
                 
 
Teresa Ribera, Secretary of State for Climate Change, and Spanish Environment Minister Elena Espinosa, at the WWF booth
WWF performance entitled "Planet Earth: victim of climate change", a creative and original theater play about the effects of climate change on our planet.
                   
 
 
                     
 
 
                       
 
 
                         
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