Highlights and images for 17 November 2016



IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12

On Thursday, 17 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning, the High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action took place. Contact groups on climate finance under the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) also convened.

In the afternoon, informal consultations 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 first parts of the COP and COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) closing plenaries took place.

The joint high-level segment continued throughout the day. A webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-7th-meeting-of-the-cop-an; and http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/joint-high-level-segment-8th-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 Event on Accelerating Climate Action

View of the panel during the High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji

Ronald Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change, Seychelles

Nawal Al Hosany, Masdar and Zayed Future Energy Prize, UAE

José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Loïc Fachon, Honorary President, World Water Council

Panelists discuss the role of nature and nature-based solutions in adaptation and mitigation

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Head of Climate and Energy, WWF

Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever

Moderator Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad

Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, France

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Laurence Tubiana, France

High-Level Segment

View of the dais during the high-level segment

 Ipul Powaseu, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), speaking on behalf of Women and Gender

Ghazali Ohorella, speaking on behalf of Indigenous Peoples

Gaston Meskens, University of Ghent, speaking on behalf of RINGOs

Mohamed El Wafy, International Trade Union Confederation, speaking on behalf of TUNGOs

Luizio Felipe Gomes Rocha, YOUNGO

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

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

COP contact group on matters relating to finance: long-term climate finance

COP and CMP Plenaries

View of the dais during the COP plenary

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

Aziz Mekouar, COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Singer Ferdaouss performs to inspire people to join in the fight against climate change

Delegates applaud the proposed Marrakech Action Proclamation for our Climate and Sustainable Development

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Philip Weech, the Bahamas

Civil Society Demonstrations

Members of civil society advocate for the elimination of the use of fossil fuels

Members of civil society advocate for more financial resources to address climate change

Members of civil society demonstrate against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the US, advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples to be protected

Members of civil society call for "big polluters" to be kicked out of the climate negotiations

Members of civil society are "hungry" for climate action

Around the Venue

Flags at the entrance to the venue

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Hakima El Haité, Morocco, speaks with the press

Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)

Inger Andersen, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Conference officers during a session

Representatives from the interfaith community

Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates around the venue

Solar trees at the venue

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

Shadow art in the Thailand Pavilion

Traditional painting in the Turkish Pavilion


Non-state coalitions