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Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014

1-12 December 2014 | Lima, Peru

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Highlights for Friday, 12 December 2014
Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014
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Over the final days of COP 20, a large mural was painted as a symbol of hope for the future, carrying with it messages from delegates attending the conference

UPDATE: COP 20 closed at 3:04 am and CMP 10 closed at 3:07 am.

UPDATE: At 2:25 am groups of parties and parties continue making statements on the adoption of the decision advancing the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, now called the "Lima Call for Climate Action."

UPDATE: At 1:24 am COP 20 adopts the decision advancing the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.

UPDATE: At 1:23 am COP 20 closing plenary resumed to consider the revision draft decision.

UPDATE: AT 11:53 pm COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal suspends the session for one hour so that parties can review the text, after first presenting the text and explaining that it is a product of parties work and "with it we all win."

UPDATE: At 11:37 pm the COP 20 closing plenary resumed starting with the report of the ADP, followed by distribution of the revised text.

UPDATE: As of 11:17 pm, delegates await the resumption of the COP / CMP closing plenaries.

UPDATE: The COP / CMP closing plenaries are expected to reconvene at 11:00 pm.

UPDATE: At 5:53 pm following the election of officers the CMP closing plenary was suspended.

UPDATE: At 5:50 pm COP closing plenary suspends and CMP closing plenary resumes.

UPDATE: At 5:20 pm the COP 20 closing plenary resumed to address the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and matters related to finance.

UPDATE: COP and CMP closing plenaries will resume at 5:00 pm to continue consideration of agreed items.

UPDATE: At 2:08 pm, COP contact group on climate finance agrees to draft decision texts on the Report of GCF to COP and guidance to GCF and Long-Term Finance.

UPDATE: The draft decision introduced by the ADP Co-Chairs was referred to the Presidency. COP President Pulgar-Vidal will conduct consultations and introduce new text under his own authority. COP closing plenary details will be announced in due course. Parties also elected new co-chairs for the ADP: Ahmed Djoghlaf (Algeria) and Daniel Reifsnyder (US). ADP 2 was adjourned at 1:31 pm and will resume in Geneva in February 2015.

UPDATE: At 1:06 pm, COP contact group on climate finance moves to considering sub-item on Long-term Finance.

UPDATE: COP contact group on climate finance reconvened at 11:46 am, taking up sub-item on the Report of GCF to COP and guidance to GCF.

UPDATE: At 10:41 am on Saturday, 13 December, the ADP closing plenary convened. After a brief statement by the COP/CMP President Pulgar-Vidal encouraging parties to make progress, parties began to consider the draft conclusions.

UPDATE: At 3:30 am the ADP informal contact group adjourned. The ADP will resume at 10:00 am on Saturday, 13 December.

UPDATE: At 3:22 am interventions in the informal ADP contact group continue, with many parties requesting further time to consider the text.

UPDATE: Informal ADP contact group convenes at 2:18 am. COP 20 President Pulgar-Vidal introduces a revised draft decision and calls on parties to work on the basis of the new text.

UPDATE: At 2:00 am parties continue to wait for the opening of the ADP informal contact group meeting.

UPDATE: COP contact group on finance convenes at 12:43 pm, to address the five sub-items on the agenda item on matters relating to finance.

UPDATE: As of 11:36 pm, an informal ADP meeting will convene at 1am. Upon conclusion, the ADP closing plenary will commence.

UPDATE: As of 10:38 pm, COP 20/CMP 10 President Pulgar-Vidal is consulting with the ADP Co-Chairs and ministers on how to proceed. Further information on next steps is expected at 11:30 pm.

UPDATE: As of 8:53 pm, COP 20/CMP 10 President Pulgar-Vidal is consulting with the ADP Co-Chairs and ministers on how to proceed. Further information on next steps is expected at 10:00 pm.

UPDATE: At 6:45 pm, the ADP contact group on item 3 adjourned, pending guidance by COP 20/CMP 10 President Pulgar-Vidal.

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On Friday, 12 December, the closing day of the Lima Climate Change Conference, the closing plenary of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 20) followed by the closing plenary of the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10) convened in the morning to adopt decisions and close various agenda items. The closing plenary was suspended at 1:18 pm.

Under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), the contact group on item 3 convened in the morning to consider the revised ‘draft COP decision proposed by the Co-Chairs’ introduced in the contact group on the evening of Thursday, 11 December. COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal informed of his appointment of Minister Tine Sundtoft (Norway) and Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (Singapore) to facilitate consultations as well. Parties engaged in substantive discussions on the options in the text. The contact group was suspended at 2:00 pm.

An informal stocktaking plenary convened briefly at 3:00pm, during which ADP Co-Chair Runge-Metzger reported that no agreement had yet been reached. Pulgar-Vidal instructed the ADP contact group to continue through the list of speakers for a further two hours. He also informed that informal consultations undertaken by Sundtoft and Balakrishnan would continue, and that he would continue to undertake consultations as needed.

The ADP reconvened at 4:30 pm with parties continuing to provide their perspectives on the options contained in the draft decision.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru, holds the gavel at the end of COP 20

Delegates applaud the acceptance of the "Lima Call for Climate Action"


Members of AOSIS huddle to consider the President's proposal for an ADP decision

Members of the umbrella group huddle to consider the President's proposal for an ADP decision

UNFCCC Secretariat distributes the new text

Delegates from the US read the new text
Delegates from Luxembourg read the new text

Members of civil society review the text
The text is distributed to civil society

Events on Saturday, 13 December

Civil society demonstrates outside before the final plenary begins


Delegates give a standing ovation to Co-Chairs Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, for their work with the ADP

Delegates gather before the start of the ADP closing plenary

Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Mexico
Gurdial Singh, Malaysia
Franz Perrez, Switzerland

US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern
Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhenmin Liu, China
Peter Woolcott, Australia

Delegates from the US, Australia, Norway, and others, meet informally before the start of the ADP plenary
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres speaks with Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Secretary

COP contact group on climate finance

Events throughout Friday night

Delegates reach for the revised ADP text

Members of the UNFCCC Secretariat distribute the revised text


ADP Plenary Panel (L-R): Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru; ADP Co-Chair Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago; and ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU

COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru
ADP Co-Chair Artur Runge-Metzger, EU

Delegates from Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) huddle outside the plenary before it begins

COP contact group on climate finance

Swiss delegates meet informally in the plenary
Delegates informally cluster before the final ADP plenary begins

Delegates wait on the stairs for the final ADP plenary to begin
US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern

Delegates line up outside the plenary, waiting on news for when the negotiations will resume

Events throughout the Day

Youth from the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations have a "tug-of-war" between those advocating for intergenerational equity to be included in the text, and those who are opposed to it

The Conference of the Parties (COP) and Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) closing plenary convened in the morning

SBSTA Chair Emmanuel Dumisani Dlamini, Swaziland
COP 20/CMP 10 Vice President Jorge Voto-Bernales, Peru
SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji

The plenary is full as delegates participate in the closing COP and CMP plenary

Youth from the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law participate in a flashmob titled "Play Your Part" aimed at encouraging delegates to take action to overcome climate change


Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) contact group on item 3

COP 20/CMP 10 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru
ADP Co-Chairs Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, and Artur Runge-Metzger, EU

Peter Betts, EU
Ravi Prasad, India
Zhihua Chen, China

Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia
Ian Fry, Tuvalu

Hugh Sealy, Nauru
Raphael Azeredo, Brazil
Claudia Salerno Caldera, Venezuela

Members of the Freedom from Debt Coalition drop to the ground in a demonstration titled "We Are Dying" while representatives of impacted regions speak about the impact of climate change


Delegates attend the COP/CMP President’s informal stocktaking plenary in the afternoon

Members of the Christian Aid group participate in a demonstration "Don't Gamble with Our Planet's Future," promoting the need for climate justice

Around the Venue

EU delegates speak informally during the ADP session
Delegates from the African Group disuss informally during the ADP session

Delegations from Malaysia, India, China and Brazil share a table during the ADP session
Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Secretary (right), reviews the ADP text in the afternoon

A completed mural painted by artists from Asociación Aire using photocatalytic paint that helps to purify the air

Spanish artists Pablo Purón and Javier Serrano painted a large mural as a message of hope for the future
Messages written by COP delegates
A delegate writes her message of hope for future climate action

Members of UN Security coordinate access into the venues
Members of civil society walk between the plenaries to gather for a demonstration

Photographers in the plenary during the stocktaking
Observer delegates sit on the floor in a line as they wait to join the ADP discussions


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