Highlights and images for 13 December 2018



Members of civil society stage a wedding to show the commitment needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement
The Katowice Climate Change Conference continued Thursday. Most negotiations took place in ministerial or presidency-led consultations held throughout the day on many issues related to the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), including on the Talanoa Dialogue and IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, mitigation / nationally determined contributions (NDCs), adaptation, transparency, and loss and damage.In the afternoon, the COP Presidency convened a stocktaking plenary to appraise the state of the negotiations. COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka announced that a new text would be produced “as soon as possible,” and tabled to ministers. Kurtyka announced that, in honor of the 550th anniversary of the first meeting of the Polish Parliament, this meeting of ministers would be called a Sejmik.The COP and CMP met to conclude items that are unrelated to the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Negotiations continued in consultations on various issues into the night.

For more details on the day's events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily reports, daily web coverage, and a summary and analysis from the Katowice Climate Change Conference – December 2018.

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Delegates Consult Informally throughout the Day
Seyni Nafo, Mali
Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden, speaks with Mohamed Nasr, Egypt
Delegates from the EU and US
Delegates huddle in the corridor
Birama Diarra, Mali
Stocktaking Plenary
View of the dais during the stocktaking plenary
Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President
Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden
Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt
Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, South Africa
Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Housing, Finland
Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore
Carole Dieschbourg, Minister of Environment, Luxembourg
Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, Germany
COP and CMP Plenary
Delegates during plenary
Ian Fry, COP 24 Vice-President
SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France
SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini
Civil Society Demonstrations
Representatives from the Leave it in the Ground (LINGO) initiative caution delegates about the use of natural gas, highlighting the negative impacts of drilling and fracking in different parts of the world, and advocate for a transition to renewable energy
Representatives from the Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement raise awareness about the negative impacts of coal power plants and advocate for 'clean energy sources'
Members of civil society advocate for Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration to be used in the climate negotiations, which states that environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all members of society and with open access to information
Around the Venue
Trigg Talley, US, speaks to delegates from South Africa
Delegates from France
Delegates from Chile
Delegates from Comoros
Delegates from Switzerland
Gurdial Singh, Malaysia (center)
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO), Zitouni Ould-Dada, FAO, and Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary
Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC Secretariat
Al Gore, Climate Reality Project, during a press conference
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF International, during an interview
Representatives from Indonesia pose for a family photo with Al Gore, Climate Reality Project

In an exhibition aimed at raising money for the Adaptation Fund, delegates tap a credit card to help rejuvenate the forest



Negotiating blocs
European Union