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A View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Members of civil society demonstrate in support of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

On Wednesday, 2 December, 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 continue opening agenda items. Under the the 12th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-12), the contact group continued throughout the day, taking stock of progress in the evening. Spin-off groups and informal informals convened on: purpose; mitigation; adaptation; finance; technology development and transfer; capacity building; transparency; global stocktake; implementation and compliance and final clauses; and workstream 2.

Contact groups and informal consultations under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) convened throughout the day.

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Members of civil society demonstrate against the use of fossil fuels

COP and CMP Plenaries

L-R: Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; COP 21/CMP 11 Vice-President Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal;
June Budhooram, COP Secretary; and Johanna Lissinger Peitz, COP 21/CMP 11 Rapporteur

COP 21/CMP 11 Vice-President Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Senegal

Hakima El Haité, Minister of Environment, Morocco

Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance

Chizuru Aoki, Global Environment
Facility (GEF) Secretariat

Henrik Harboe, Norway, Co-Chair of the
Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary

Lambert Schneider, Germany, Chair of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board

Javier García, Peru

Jane Ebinger, World Bank

Hans Olav Ibrekk, Norway, Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board

Delano Verwey, Chair of the Facilitative
Branch of the Compliance Committee

Julia Justo Soto, Chair of the Joint
Implementation Supervisory Committee

COP 21 Presidency holds an open-ended consultation on finance

Civil Society Actions

Members of civil society participate in a demonstration calling for action to support the Climate Vulnerable Forum's
declaration, full decarbonization and 100% renewable energy by 2050

SBI/SBSTA Joint Contact Group

SBI/SBSTA contact group on the Forum and Work Programme on Response Measures

Julia Hoppstock, Argentina,
speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Julia Meisel, US

ADP 2-12

Delegates gather outside the ADP meeting rooms

ADP spin-off group on technology development and transfer (Article 7), and related decision paragraphs

ADP spin-off group on mitigation (Articles 3, 3bis and 3ter), and related decision paragraphs

Around the Venue

Walkways between the halls

Delegates from Armenia

Zammath Khaleel, Maldives, speaks with delegates

Delegates from the Demoratic Republic of the Congo

Delegates from Zimbabwe

Raphael Azeredo and Everton Lucero, Brazil

Trigg Talley, US, speaks with delegates

Members of civil society meet throughout the day

Delegates charge their phones at a cycle power station within the venue

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