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Highlights for Monday, 7 December 2015

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A View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Members of civil society show their dissatisfaction about key issues being 'cut' from the negotiating text

On Monday, 7 December, the joint Conference of the Parties (COP)/Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) high-level segment convened throughout the day. A contact group on Joint Implemenation (JI) met under the CMP. In the morning and afternoon, minister-led informal consultations under the Paris Committee addressed “support: means of implementation (MOI) (finance, technology and capacity building),” and facilitators conducted bilaterals on: acceleration of pre-2020 action; ambition, including long-term goals and periodic review; differentiation, in particular with regard to mitigation, finance and transparency; and support: MOI (finance, technology and capacity building). In the evening, the Paris Committee convened.

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Opening of the High Level Segment

View of the dais during the opening of the high level segment

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

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft

UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Christiana Figueres

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) Chair Hoesung Lee,
Republic of Korea

Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini, Swaziland

Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Tuvalu

Deputy Prime Minister
Siaosi Sovaleni, Tonga

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy,
European Commission

Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Luxembourg

Marlies Amann-Marxer, Minister of the Environment, Liechtenstein, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, Egypt,
speaking on behalf of the African Group

Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Maria de Fátima Jardim, Minister of Environment, Angola, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Algeria

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Cooperation,  Morocco

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

Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Australia

Hugo Roger Martínez Bonilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador

Ri Su-yong, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Comoros

Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and
Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

Samadou Coulibaly, Minister of
Education, Burkina Faso

Avi Gabbay, Minister of
Environmental Protection, Israel

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former
Governor of California, US

Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, speaks with Amina J. Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Nigeria

Delegates before the start of the high level segment

COP 21/CMP 11 President Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister, France, speaks with June Budhooram, COP Secretary, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

COP 21 leaders with conference apples

UN security manage the press during the high level segment

COP/CMP Activities

CMP contact group on issues relating to Joint Implementation

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

Civil Society Actions

Members of civil society call on leaders to 'do their fair share' to address climate change

Members of civil society demonstrate to show their dissatisfaction about not being allowed into the negotiating rooms

Around the Venue

Delegates between venues

Delegates queue for 'Save our Swirled' ice cream

A delegate exhibits different uses of sugarcane

Exhibitions throughout the venue

Media outlets report on the conference throughout the day

Photography exhibition in one of the halls

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