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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

7-18 November 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

Highlights for Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12 On Tuesday, 15 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco. In the morning, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) closed, and the opening plenary of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) convened. The opening ceremony of the joint high-level segment of the COP, COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and CMA took place.

Contact groups and informal consultations under the COP and CMP took place throughout the day. In the afternoon, the joint high-level segment continued. The webcast of the joint high-level segment is available at: http://unfccc.cloud.streamworld.de/webcast/high-level-segment.

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Family photo of heads of state and government, and ministers attending COP 22


Opening of the High-Level Segment


View of the dais during the opening of the high-level segment (HLS)


King of Morocco Mohammed VI

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Miriame Mouhoub, Morrocan Youth delivering a 'Statement on the Future of the Planet'

 Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective


Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly

President François Hollande, France



Security during the high-level segment


Children participate in a song to welcome delegates to the high-level segment



High-Level Segment


View of the dais during the high-level segment


President Mahamadou Issoufou, Niger, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Prince Albert II, Monaco


President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Djibouti

Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

President Macky Sall, Senegal


President Michelle Bachelet, Chile

President Baron Waqa, Nauru


President Danny Rollen Faure, Seychelles

President Gjorge Ivanov, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia



Dignitaries Meet Informally


Dignitaries gather in the VIP section of the venue


COP 21/CMP 11 President Laurent Fabius, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, France

Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Amina J. Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Nigeria


Presidents and prime ministers speak informally


King of Morocco Mohammed VI

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia

President François Hollande, France


Dignitaries are served traditional Moroccan mint tea

Dignitaries from Oman



Around the Venue


Delegates gather for the start of the high-level segment


A red carpet is rolled out for dignitaries


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, arrive at the venue

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, sychronize their watches for climate action



President Michelle Bachelet, Chile

President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, Sudan

Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah












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