Highlights and images for 7 December 2018



Highlights for Friday, 7 December 2018

A delegate reads draft negotiating text before an informal consultation

Posted by IISD Reporting Services on Saturday, 8 December 2018

COP 24 The Katowice Climate Change Conference continued in informal consultations throughout the day, focusing on the issues related to the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Under the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA), parties discussed the new texts issued by the APA Co-Chairs. The APA met in a stocktaking session in the evening, where the Co-Chairs announced that they would issue a new iteration of draft text in the morning of Saturday, 8 December. With one day left for the technical round of negotiations, several delegations worked to ensure that their preferred options were reflected in the texts before more politically-focused negotiations convene in the second week of the conference.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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Informal Consultations throughout the Day
Family photo of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples' Platform
SBI informal consultations on the development of a public registry referred to in Paris Agreement Article 7.12 (adaptation communication)
SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
Informal consultations on implementation and compliance (APA item 7)
Between informal consultations, delegates read draft negotiating text
APA Stocktake
Delegates in plenary during the APA Stocktake
Gebru Jember Endalew, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Mohamed Nasr, Gabon, speaking on behalf of the African Group
Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)
Majid Shafiepour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)
APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia
Marcia Levaggi, Argentina, speaking on behalf of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
Nicole Wilke, EU
Facilitative Sharing of Views
Delegates during the facilitative sharing of views
Country presentation by Mongolia
Country presentation by Togo
Delegates from Japan and the EU ask questions during the session
Multilateral Assessment
Delegates during the multilateral assessment
Country presentation by Germany
Country presentation by the Czech Republic
Delegates from Indonesia and the US ask questions during the session
SBI and SBSTA Chairs' Dialogue with Observer Organizations
View of the dais during the dialogue with observers
SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini, and SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France
Moderator Ceris Jones, Farmers
Norine Kennedy, Business and Industry NGOs (BINGOs)
Manfred Treber, Climate Action Network (CAN) International
Zenabou Segda, Women and Gender
Bert de Wel, Trade Union NGOs (TUNGOs)
Civil Society Demonstrations
In an action organized by CliMates, members of civil society advocate for the 'eight rights-based principles of the Paris Agreement preamble' to be included in the 'Paris Agreement Rulebook'
Members of the International Federation of Medical Students' Organizations raise awareness about the impact that climate change has on human health
Members of civil society call for climate justice, highlighting that '1.5°C is key' to ensuring a sustainable future
Around the Venue
Delegates gather at the start of the day
Youth delegates from the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, UAE, and Mari Luomi, Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)
Carlos Fuller, Belize (left), speaks with delegates
Anna Schulz, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), speaks with Ian Fry, Tuvalu
Delegates between sessions
Delegates meet informally
The National Poland Forest Group plays in the exhibition area