Highlights and images of main proceedings for 15 December 2018

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Highlights for Saturday, 15 December 2018

As the 'Katowice Climate Package' is adopted, Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, takes a giant leap for climate action

COP 24 The Katowice Climate Change conference continued on Saturday, a day after its scheduled close. Delegates engaged in consultations throughout the day to finalize the decisions for the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP).The plenary convened at 9:30 pm to consider the decisions. CMA 1-3 was gavelled to a close on Sunday morning at 12:33 am.

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Closing Plenary
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa arrives in plenary
Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, arrives in plenary
Delegates stand at the beginning of plenary and hold a minute of silence in honour of Bernarditas Muller, Philippines
Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
As the 'Katowice Climate Package' is adopted, Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, invites heads of delegation to the podium
Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, thanks delegates for their help in achieving the 'Katowice Climate Package'
Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission
Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Patrick Suckling, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group
Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China
Mohamed Nasr, Gabon, speaking on behalf of the African Group
Ravi Prasad, India, speaking on behalf of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (BASIC)
Albara Tawfiq, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group
Gebru Jember Endalew, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, speaking on behalf of the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)
Zakir Hossain, Farmers
Shaila Shahid, Women and Gender
Joint statement on behalf of Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)
Delegates Consult Informally
Delegates from the EU, US, Australia, and Switzerland
Delegates from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the COP 24 Presidency
Delegates from Switzerland and Norway
Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, speaks with Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland
Ministers from Luxembourg and Spain speak with delegates from the EU and Norway
Delegates huddle during the final stages of negotiations
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
Martin Frick, UNFCCC Secretariat
Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister for Housing, Energy, and the Environment, Finland
Pieter Terpstra, the Netherlands, and Philip Weech, Bahamas
Katarzyna Snyder, COP 24 Presidency
Mehmet Emin Birpınar, Turkey
Family Photos
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa poses for a photo with the delegation from Mexico
The COP 24 Presidency
Family photo of the UNFCCC Secretariat
Family photo of negotiators working on ex-ante finance transparency (Article 9.5)
Family photo of negotiators working on the transparency framework
Family photo of negotiators for the transparency framework from the G-77/China
Tribute to Bernarditas Muller
After learning of her passing, delegates pay tribute to Bernarditas Muller, Philippines, who was recognised for her commitment and dedication to the UNFCCC, a 'legend within the process'
Around the Venue
SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France
Seyni Nafo, Mali, and Zaheer Fakir, South Africa
Delegates read the latest draft of text
Jo Tyndall, New Zealand
Issa Bado, International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF)
Matt McGrath, BBC
Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary
Staff around the venue

Participants