UPDATE 12:30pm: The Comité de Paris convened at 11:51am. COP 21 President announced that after extensive consultations a draft final Paris outcome had been prepared, telling parties "the world is holding it's breath, it counts on all of us." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on parties to have the courage to grasp this opportunity. President François Hollande said "France calls upon you to adopt the first universal agreement on climate," stressing delegates "have the opportunity to change the world." COP 21 President Laurent Fabius said COP 21 would reconvene at 3:45pm after parties have the opportunity to consult.
UPDATE 9:40am: Following intensive overnight consultations and bilaterals, the Comité de Paris is expected to reconvene at 11:30am for the presentation of the new draft Paris outcome.
On Friday, 11 December, the “indaba of solutions” continued from Thursday night into the early morning, with parties working, in particular, on sections of the text related to ambition, finance and differentiation. When persistent differences arose during the indaba, interested parties were asked to consult to seek solutions and report back to the indaba in 30-45 minutes.
In the morning, the COP 21 Presidency announced that a new version of the draft Paris outcome, based on the indaba, would be released during the 6th meeting of the Comité de Paris at 9:00am Saturday, 12 December. COP 21 President Laurent Fabius undertook intensive consultations with groups and parties throughout the day. Parties also continued to work in bilaterals, including at the highest-levels, to build compromise language around the key outstanding issues.
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