Highlights and images for 16 November 2016



IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12

On Wednesday, 16 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. The second part of the facilitative dialogue on enhancing ambition and support took place in the morning. In the afternoon, the second biennial high-level ministerial dialogue on climate finance convened.

Throughout the day, contact groups and informal consultations took place under the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), and the joint high-level segment continued. In the afternoon, informals also took place under the COP Presidency on the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1), and under the COP on entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the convening of CMA 1.

In the evening, the CMA plenary convened. Following adjournment of the resumed CMA opening plenary, informal consultations under the CMA continued late into the night. A webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-5th-meeting-of-the-cop-an.

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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High-Level Segment

View of the dais during the high-level segment

Barbara Hendricks, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Zhenhua Xie, Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Rolando Gabriel De Barros Barreto Acha, Minister of Environment, Paraguay

Marie Roland Alain Wong Yen Cheong, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and Disaster and Beach Management, Mauritius

Marlies Amann-Marxer, Minister of Infrastructure, Environment and Sport, Liechtenstein

 José Sarney Filho, Minister of Environment, Brazil

 Sharon Dijksma, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands

Facilitative Dialogue on Enhancing Ambition and Support

Panelists on the podium during the session

Joydeep Gupta, Moderator

Louise Métivier, Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Canada

Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Ravi Prasad, Joint Secretary on Climate Change, India

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives

Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Lisa Te Heuheu, Civil Society Representative

Informal Consultations and Contact Groups throughout the Day

COP contact group on matters relating to finance: report of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) and review of the functions of the SCF

CMP informal consultations on matters relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

COP informal consultations on linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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

Second Biennial High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance

View of the dais during the ministerial dialogue, which was themed 'A multi-stakeholder approach to mobilization and delivery of adaptation finance'

Aziz Mekouar, COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Finance and Economy, Morocco

Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

Moderator Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Robert Orr, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji

 Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group

Ji Xie, Director General, National Development and Reform Commission, China

CMA Plenary

The UNFCCC Secretariat meets on the dais before the start of the session

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia, speaking on behalf of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

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

Nicole Wilke, EU

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

Patrick Suckling, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group

Delegates huddle during the session

Civil Society Demonstrations

Members of civil society advocate for renewable energy in Africa

Members of civil society advocate for the right to a stable climate

Using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections for the extinction of species, members of civil society question if the human race is also threatened

Around the Venue

John Kerry, US Secretary of State, addresses COP 22 participants and press, underlining the American people's commitment to climate action

Jonathan Pershing, US Special Envoy for Climate Change

Members of the media attend the address

Naoko Ishii, CEO, GEF, launches the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT), a new fund to support developing countries in meeting transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement

Delegates confer between sessions

Nicola Tollin, Executive Director, Program on Urban Resilience RESURBE, speaks with a delegate

Frank Carruet, Belgium, Marek Ziółkowski, Poland, and Lidia Wojtal, Poland

Sergio Bergman, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina, and Soledad Aguilar, Argentina

Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

UN Security coordinate throughout the day

A delegate takes notes during a session