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A View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Members of civil society participate in a 'climate change fast' to pressure leaders to find climate solutions

The third working group session of the Multilateral Assessment took place during SBI 43

On Tuesday, 1 December, in the morning the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 11) convened in plenary to adopt their agendas and mode of work, and hear opening statements. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) opening plenary met in the morning and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) opening plenary convened in the afternoon. In the afternoon and evening, contact groups and informal consultations convened under the SBI and SBSTA. The third working group session of the Multilateral Assessment under the SBI convened in the evening.

In the morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) contact group commenced work and continued to meet throughout the day. ADP spin-off groups and 'informal informals' were held throughout the day on: preamble, purpose and general; adaptation; mitigation; finance; technology development and transfer; capacity building; the global stocktake; transparency; and workstream 2.

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COP Plenary, CMP Opening and Joint COP/CMP Plenary

L-R: Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; COP 21/CMP 11 President Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister, France;
June Budhooram, COP Secretary; and Johanna Lissinger Peitz, COP 21/CMP 11 Rapporteur

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

June Budhooram, COP Secretary

Sarah Blau, EU

Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa,
speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Giza Gaspar Martins, Angola, speaking
on behalf of the Least Developed
Countries (LDCs)

Seong Kyu Yoon, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea

Greg Hunt, Minister for the
Environment, Australia

Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Ismail El Gizouli, Sudan

Andrea Bachler, Business
and Industry NGOs

Adrian Yeo, Environment NGOs

Bridget Burns, Women and Gender

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Opening Plenary

L-R: Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator; SBSTA Chair, Lidia Wojtal, Poland; Hanna Hoffmann, SBSTA Focal Point

SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal, Poland

Barney Dickson, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Kunihiko Shimada, Japan, Chair of the Technology Executive Committee

Kalyani Raj, Women and Gender

Marilyn Averill, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Carolin Richter, Director, Global Climate
Observing System (GCOS)

Jeremiah Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General,
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Inspired by Yeb Saño, the Philippines (center), members of civil society participate in a 'climate change fast'
and call for world leaders to solve the climate crisis

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Opening Plenary

L-R: SBI Coordinator Katia Simeonova; SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji; Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBI Vice-Chair Guoshun Sun, China; and Sidat Yaffa, SBI Rapporteur

SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji

Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary

Batu Uprety, Nepal, Chair of the LDC Expert Group

Juan Hoffmaister, Bolivia, Co-Chair of the Adaptation Committee

Rawleston Moore, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Pepetua Election Latasi, Tuvalu, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Mamadou Honadia, Burkina Faso

Delegates gather outside the ADP meeting rooms

SBI working group session of the multilateral assessment of Belarus and Kazakhstan

Joint SBSTA and SBI contact group on the 2013-2015 review

Delegates gather to watch 'Fossil of the Day'

Around the Venue

Delegates in the venue before the start of plenary

Delegates from the EU

Delegates raise their flags to speak during plenary

Delegates around the venue

COP 21 celebrates Africa Day in the Africa Pavilion

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