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Highlights for Thursday, 3 December 2015

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A View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Members of civil society demonstrate against including big polluters in the climate negotiations

On Thursday, 3 December, the 12th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-12) contact group continued consideration of the negotiating text of the agreement and associated decisions. The contact group took stock of progress in the evening. Spin-off groups and informal informals under the ADP addressed: preamble and purpose/general; mitigation; adaptation, and loss and damage; finance; technology development and transfer; capacity building; transparency; global stocktake; implementation and compliance, and final clauses; and workstream 2.

Contact groups and informal consultations continued throughout the day under the Conference of the Parties (COP), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).

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In celebration of 'Young and Future Generations Day,' the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
hosts a question and answer session about the participation of youth in climate change

ADP 2-12 Spin-Off Groups

ADP spin-off group on transparency (Article 9), and related decision paragraphs

ADP spin-off group on global stocktake (Article 10),
and related decision paragraphs

ADP spin-off group on workstream 2

ADP spin-off group on capacity building (Article 8 and 8bis), and related decision paragraphs

COP Contact Group

COP contact group on climate finance

Contact group Co-Chairs Andrés Mogro, Ecuador,
and Mark Storey, Sweden

Bernarditas Muller, Bolivia, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Norbert Gorissen, EU

Evans Njewa, Malawi

Stephan Kellenberger, Switzerland

Delegates speak informally at the start of the session

SBI/SBSTA Contact Groups

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

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

Manfred Kohlbach, EU

Julia Meisel, US

L-R: Contact group Co-Chairs Delano Verwey, the Netherlands; Eduardo Calvo, Peru; SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji; and
SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal, Poland

Members of the G-77/China meet informally between sessions

SBSTA/SBI contact group on the 2013-2015 review

Co-Chairs Gertraud Wollansky, Austria,
and Leon Charles, Grenada

David Reidmiller, US

Frank McGovern, EU

Balisi Gopolang, Botswana

Abdelrahman Al Gwaiz, Saudi Arabia

Contact group on issues relating to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Civil Society Actions

Members of civil society call to 'kick big polluters out' of the climate negotiations

Canadian youth call on leaders to engage proactively with youth to promote social justice

Around the Venue

Delegates walk through the pillars of flags at the entrance of Le Bourget

The Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion

Photography exhibition on display in the corridors

One of the numerous cafes around the venue

Entrance to the Indonesian Pavilion

Around the Climate Generations area

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