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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016

7-18 November 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

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Members of civil society lament the victory of a "climate denier" in the US presidential elections and call on all people to assume greater responsibility for climate action

IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12 On Wednesday, the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, convened for its third day. In the morning, plenaries for the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP) and COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) resumed to open substantive agenda items.

In the afternoon, contact groups for the COP and CMP met, including on finance. Informal consultations for the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) convened throughout the day.

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Resumed COP/CMP Plenary


View of the dais during the plenary


Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion
Hakima El Haité, Morocco


Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary,
Ozone Secretariat

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Laurence Tubiana, France

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, Council President, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)



Antoine Michon, France

Khalid Muhammed Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Felipe Ferreira, Brazil


Outi Honkatukia, Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) Co-Chair

Zaheer Fakir, Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Co-Chair


Chizuru Aoki,
the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

El Kory H'meity, Mauritania

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia


R.R. Rashmi, India

Paul Oquist Kelley, Nicaragua


Konrad Raeschke-Kessler, Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) Chair

Frank Wolke, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board Vice-Chair

Gerhard Loibl, Compliance Committee Co-Chair



Contact Groups and Informal Consultations throughout the Day


Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) informal consultation on matters relating to the least developed countries (LDCs)


SBI informal consultations on gender and climate change


SBI informal consultations on the review of the modalities and procedures for the CDM


APA informal consultations on further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of Decision 1/CP.21


CMP contact group on the report of the Adaptation Fund Board


Civil Society Demonstrations throughout the Day


As news of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election reached Marrakech, civil society groups gathered at COP 22 to express their concerns that a climate denier in the White House is a "death sentence" for grassroots movements and the Global South




Members of civil society enact the "death" of forest ecosystems used in carbon markets




Around the Venue



Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, speaks with Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, speaks with UNFCCC Global Climate Champion Laurence Tubiana, France


Delegates between sessions


Delegates during plenary


Delegates from Canada

Delegates from Burkina Faso



Delegates from the Inter-American Institute (IAI) promote an online learning program aimed at increasing awareness about environmental issues

Delegates from the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) discuss examples of a hybrid improved cookstove designed specially for mountain regions


Crowds gather during a civil society demonstration






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