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Highlights for Friday, 4 December 2015

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Members of civil society advocate for 100% clean energy

On Friday, 4 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 considered a revised compilation text throughout the day. In the morning and afternoon, informal consultations and contact groups finalized work under the Subsidiary Bodies (SBs), and a contact group under the Conference of the Parties (COP) took place.

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) closing plenaries took place in the evening, with the SBI closing at 9:23pm and the SBSTA closing at 10:26pm.

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ADP 2-12 Sessions

A UN security guard directs a non-party delegate to one of the ADP overflow rooms

Timothy Lattimer and Christo Artusio, US

Alejandro Rivera, Mexico

Rita Mishaan, Guatemala, speaks with delegates

Delegates from Brazil

Delegates read the new ADP text

Delegates from Africa

Delegates follow the ADP negotiations in one of the overflow rooms

Delegates watch the ADP negotiations on a screen

ADP negotiating text is displayed on screens around the venue

SBI Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary

SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji

Hlob'sile Sikhosana, Swaziland

Ismail Zahir, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Stefan Ruchti, Switzerland

Makoto Kato, Japan

Ilka Wagner, EU

Bubu Pateh Jallow, the Gambia

Val Roque, the Philippines

Penda Kanté Thiam, Senegal

Andrew Rakestraw, US

SBSTA Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary (L-R): Carlos Fuller, SBSTA Vice-Chair, Belize; Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator; SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal, Poland; Hanna Hoffmann, SBSTA Focal Point; and Stasile Znutiene, SBSTA Rapporteur, Lithuania

SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal, Poland

Paul Watkinson, France

Geoff Tooth, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group

Inayet Hassan, South Africa, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Eric De Brabanter, EU

M. J. Mace, Saint Lucia

Ali Mohamed Ahmed
Osman Mohamed
, Sudan, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Yee Ling See, Environmental NGOs

Håvard Toresen, Norway

Yugratna Srivastava, Youth NGOs

SBSTA family photo

Briefing Events throughout the Day

UNFCCC Secretariat and COP Presidency briefing with observers: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Nick Nuttall,
Spokesperson, UNFCCC Secretariat; and COP 21/CMP 11 President Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister, France

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres addresses observer delegates

Former US Vice President Al Gore addresses observer delegates

Press briefing with Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, US

Civil Society Actions

Members of civil society do the limbo and ask delegates 'how low can you go' to limit global average temperature increase

Members of civil society ask delegates not to 'duck' their responsibility and to strengthen their response to adaptation

Members of civil society advocate for climate justice

Around the Venue

Pillars displaying country flags line the entrance to Le Bourget

Members of the Myanmar delegation sit with
representatives from the Vermont Law School, US

The International Institute for Sustainable
Development (IISD) booth in the exhibition area

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair
Hoesung Lee, Republic of Korea, walks with members
of the IPCC and UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates attend a side event in the Republic of Korea Pavilion

Delegations meet informally

Delegates from Mauritania

A delegate learns about the Great Green Wall Initiative, a proposal to 'green' the African continent from west
to east to combat desertification, through virtual reality goggles

An exhibition in the Africa Pavilion

Shoes outside the meditation room

Photographic exhibition in the Africa Pavilion

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