Highlights and images for 6 December 2018



Highlights for Thursday, 6 December 2018

Delegates huddle during informal consultations

Posted by IISD Reporting Services on Thursday, 6 December 2018

COP 24 The Katowice Climate Change Conference continued on Thursday with informal consultations and contact groups meeting on a range of issues.The preparatory phase of the Talanoa Dialogue concluded. Ambassador Luke Daunivalu, COP 23 Presidency, and Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, COP 24 Presidency, presented the synthesis report of the Talanoa Dialogue’s activities throughout 2018. They highlighted the involvement of a diverse range of stakeholders, including 482 inputs through the Talanoa Platform and the participation of 305 storytellers in the “Talanoas” held in May 2018. During the event, many parties and observers reported they too had held Talanoas at local, national, and regional levels to discuss climate action. The IPCC, celebrating its 30th anniversary, presented the findings from the Special Report on 1.5°C of Global Warming.In the evening, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) held a stocktaking session, which was followed by an informal meeting convened by the permanent Subsidiary Bodies’ chairs on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP).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.

Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page

Talanoa Dialogue: Wrap-up Meeting of the Preparatory Phase
Luke Daunivalu, COP 23 Presidency, Fiji
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, COP 24 Presidency
Franz Perrez, Switzerland
IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee
IPCC Working Group Co-Chairs Valérie Masson-Delmotte, France, Panmao Zhai, China, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Germany, Debra Roberts, South Africa, and Jim Skea, UK
Balisi Justice Gopolang, Botswana, speaking on behalf of the African Group
Renata Negrelly Nogueira, Brazil
Chu Thị Thanh Hương, Viet Nam
David Adejo Andrew, Nigeria
Mahendra Kumar, Marshall Islands
Alicia Maria Amancio da Silva, Youth NGOs (YOUNGO)
Franz Perrez, Switzerland, and IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee cut a large cake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IPCC
Informal Consultations throughout the Day
Informal consultations on mitigation (APA item 3)
Informal consultations on implementation and compliance (APA item 7)
SBI informal consultations on the development of a public registry referred to in Paris Agreement Article 7.12 (adaptation communication)
SBI informal consultations on gender and climate change
Informal consultations on adaptation communication (APA item 4)
Informal consultations on possible additional matters (APA item 8)
APA Stocktaking Meeting on Items 3-8
View of plenary during the meeting
Federica Fricano, Italy, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 3 - mitigation
Julio Cordano, Chile, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communication
APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia
Xiang Gao, China, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 5 - transparency
Outi Honkatukia, Finland, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake
Christina Voigt, Norway, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - implementation and compliance
Pieter Terpstra, the Netherlands, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund
Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China
Mona Al-Attas, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group
Patrick Suckling, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group
Andrea Guerrero, Colombia, speaking on behalf of the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Carribean (AILAC)
Informal Meeting by the SB Chairs on PAWP
Delegates during the session
SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini
SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Launch of Young and Future Generations Day
The Climate Action Hub is filled to capacity during the launch of Young and Future Generations Day
Deo Saran, Fiji
Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC Secretariat
Civil Society Demonstrations
Members of civil society demonstrate in the hallways, calling for an end to fossil fuels and a shift to renewable energy
Eric Meyer, Generation Atomic, sings an operatic ballad about the benefits of nuclear energy in addressing climate change
An action organized by the Climate Change Forum and Korean Youth Delegates raises awareness about the importance of the PAWP and calls on delegates to be 'PAWP champions' by banging a gavel on the 'Paris Agreement Rulebook'
In an action organised by Care About Climate, a call is made to "listen to the people" during the negotiations
Around the Venue
Delegates between sessions
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaks with a delegate
Reinaldo Salgado, Brazil, speaks with a delegate
Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaks with a delegate
Alf Wills and Maesela Kekana, South Africa
UN Security
Members of the UNFCCC Secretariat
Gebru Jember Endalew, Ethiopia, speaks with delegates