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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

7-18 November 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets delegates on the penultimate day of the conference

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

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





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