Highlights and images of main proceedings for 16 November 2017

Germany

Summary



The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Thursday. Contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties (COP) and Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) met in the morning. The COP Presidency conducted consultations on the African Group’s proposal regarding modalities for developed countries' finance communications under Agreement Article 9.5 throughout the day. In the joint high-level segment, ministers gave statements throughout the day.

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High-Level Segment

Delegates during the high-level segment

Prime Minister Umaro El Mocktar Sissoco Embaló, Guinea-Bissau

Prime Minister Allen Michael Chastanet, Saint Lucia

Prime Minister Henry Puna, Cook Islands

Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Swaziland

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Vanuatu

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Dominica

Yosiwo P. George, Vice President, Micronesia, and Grațiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment, Romania

Hassan Abdel Gadir Hilal, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, and Physical Development, Sudan

Zhenhua Xie, Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, China

UN Security during the high-level segment

Signing Ceremony to Welcome Georgia into the Environmental Integrity Group

Members of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG) welcome Georgia as a new member

Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia

Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation

Kim Eunkyung, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

Dominique Gantenbein, Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Environment, Government of the Principality, Liechtenstein

Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia; Dominique Gantenbein, Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Environment, Government of the Principality, Liechtenstein; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico; Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation; Kim Eunkyung, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea; and Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Monaco

Civil Society Actions throughout the Day

Members of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) highlight the health concerns linked to climate change, saying the situation is a matter of 'life or death'

Delegates gather to watch the 'Fossil of the Day' award

Around the Venue

COP 23 volunteers

Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Tuvalu

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Fiji (right), with delegates from the Russian Federation

Delegates from Palestine

Delegates from the Ukraine

Helmut Hojesky, Austria, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 Vice-President, and Andrä Rupprechter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria, support the 'Green Footprints' initiative aimed at increasing the participation of children in climate change action

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa congratulates the 'green footprints' team on their efforts

Andrä Rupprechter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria,
and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speak with children involved in the initiative

Participants