Highlights and images of main proceedings for 11 December 2018

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Summary

Highlights for Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Members of the African Group consult informally between sessions

Posted by IISD Reporting Services on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

COP 24 The Katowice Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday, opening with the political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue. It met throughout the day in 21 ministerial roundtables, to share stories that could help raise climate ambition.The Presidency continued to convene consultations on issues central to the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), including:

  • Mitigation/nationally determined contributions (NDCs);
  • Adaptation;
  • Global stocktake;
  • Technology;
  • Agreement Article 6 (cooperative approaches);
  • Implementation and compliance committee; and
  • Response measures.
  • In the evening, COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka convened a stocktaking where he reported “insufficient progress.” With only three days of negotiations left, he appointed ministers to consult with parties to reach consensus on the outstanding issues.

    For more details on the day's events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

    IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily reports, daily web coverage, and a summary and analysis from the Katowice Climate Change Conference – December 2018.


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    Talanoa Dialogue Opening Meeting
    View of the dais during the opening meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue
    Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
    Frank Bainimarama, COP 23 President
    IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee
    Laurent Fabius, COP 21 President
    Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, COP 20 President
    Delegates during the session
    Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of the Environment, Poland
    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples
    Ragna Árnadóttir, Landsvirkjun, Iceland
    Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management, and High-level Climate Champion, Fiji
    Ministers participate in high-level 'Talanoas' throughout the day
    Presidency Consultations throughout the Day
    Presidency consultations on technology
    Presidency consultations on compliance and implementation
    Presidency consultations on Agreement Article 6 (cooperative approaches)
    Family photo of negotiators working on the transparency framework
    Presidency's Stocktaking
    View of the dais during the stocktaking
    Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President
    Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia
    Paul Watkinson, France
    Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini
    Yassmin Abdelaziz, Minister of Environment, Egypt
    Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, Germany
    Gender Day High-level Event
    Martin Frick, UNFCCC Secretariat
    Princess Abze Djigme, Burkina Faso
    Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition, Spain, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa stands with the winners of the UN Climate Action Award
    Materials on display around the venue discussing gender related issues
    APA Co-Chairs' Dialogue with Observer Organizations
    Delegates during the dialogue
    Moderator Lina Dabbagh, Climate Action Network (CAN) International
    APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia
    Hwei Mian Lim, Women and Gender
    Christian Holz, CAN International
    Presidency's Briefing to Observer Organizations
    Delegates during the session
    Artur Lorkowski, COP 24 Presidency
    Moderator Yunus Arikan, Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMAs)
    Tracy Bach, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)
    Keyon Rostamnezhad, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)
    Civil Society Demonstrations
    Members of the Indigenous Peoples constituency advocate for the rights of indigenous people to be respected and included in the 'Paris Agreement Rulebook'
    Youth from Easter Island perform a traditional dance to remind delegates of the important role that youth and indigenous people play in addressing climate change
    Members of Plant-for-the-Planet hand out chocolates to give delegates energy for the long negotiations
    Around the Venue
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission
    A delegate poses for a photo with Frank Bainimarama, COP 23 President
    Members of the IPCC and the COP 23 Presidency
    Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), speaks with a delegate
    Laurent Fabius, COP 21 President, speaks with IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with Frank Bainimarama, COP 23 President
    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples
    Catherine Stewart, Canada
    Delegates meeting informally
    Delegates between sessions
    Aerial views of the Earth

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    African Group
    Non-state coalitions
    RINGOs
    NGOs
    Youth