Highlights and images for 12 November 2016



IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12

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.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016.

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Informal Consultations throughout the Day

Informal consultations on Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) agenda
item 8: further matters related to implementation of the Paris Agreement

COP informal consultations on matters relating to finance: report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the COP and guidance to the GEF

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) contact group on budget performance for the biennium 2016-2017

Informal consultations on APA agenda item 3: further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of Decision 1/CP.21

Informal Stocktaking Plenary by the COP President

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

Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Paul Oquist Kelley, Nicaragua

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

Ravi Prasad, India

Adriana Murillo, Costa Rica

First Working Group Session of the Multilateral Assessment

View of the dais during the session

Nicole Wilke, Germany

Patrick Suckling, Australia

Reed Schuler, US

Claire Oei, Singapore

Markus Nauser, Switzerland

Xing Fan, China

Dylan Muggeridge, New Zealand

Guilherme do Prado Lima, Brazil

Around the Venue

UN Security around the venue

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President

Prince Albert II, Monaco (far left)

UNFCCC Global Climate Action
Champion Laurence Tubiana, France

Dan Bondi Ogolla, UNFCCC Secretariat,
with Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF

Delegates huddle to consult

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President,
with Aziz Mekouar, COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Delegates from Belarus

Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Delegates confer

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize, with a delegate

Conference officers during a session

Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General,
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands


Negotiating blocs
Group of 77 and China