On Friday, 18 November, the UN Climate Change Conference continued in Marrakech, Morocco, for its last scheduled day. In the afternoon, informal consultations on preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) were held under the Presidency of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CMA 1.
In the evening, the COP and Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) closing plenaries convened to resolve most remaining agenda items, before suspending.
10:03pm: COP and CMA draft decision text has been distributed in the room.
10:52pm: The CMA closing plenary opens.
11:58pm: CMA 1 adopts the decision on matters relating to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. CMA suspended at 11:53pm. The COP resumes its closing plenary at 11:53pm. COP 22 adopts the decision on preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and CMA 1.
1:44am: Closing statements under the COP continue.
2:18am: CMA 1 suspends at 2:16am, and will reconvene in 2017.
2:20am: CMP 12 closes at 2:20am.
2:47am: COP 22 closed at 2:47am.
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Informal Consultations throughout the Day
CMA 1/COP 22 informal consultations under the Presidency on the preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and CMA 1
Security controls access into the informal consultations
The COP Presidency consults
Delegates confer informally in the final stages of negotiations
COP and CMP Closing Plenaries
Delegates gather outside of the Marrakech plenary hall for the closing plenaries
Paweł Sałek, Secretary of State for the Environment, Poland
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji
Delegates applaud the work done by the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champions
UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champions Laurence Tubiana, France, and Hakima El Haité, Morocco
Paweł Sałek, Secretary of State for the Environment, Poland, Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji
Richard Kinley, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, and SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland
CMA Closing Plenary
Delegates read the draft text of the COP decision for the preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and CMA 1
Delegates huddle to discuss the text
Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President
Adriana Murillo, Costa Rica, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)
Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia
Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaking on behalf of the African Group
Ravi Prasad, India
Jonathan Pershing, US, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group
Plenary sings happy birthday to Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
Delegates applaud the work of Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, June Budhooram, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Dan Bondi Ogolla, UNFCCC Secretariat, for their long-standing contributions to international climate negotiations
UNFCCC Family Photo
Hundreds of delegates gather for the largest ever UNFCCC family photo
Around the Venue
Delegates arrive at the venue for the last day of the conference
Media reports occur throughout the day
Delegates from Sudan and South Sudan
Merlyn Van Voore, Special Advisor on Climate Change to the Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP)
Delegates from Norway
Delegates from Sweden
The COP Presidency consults informally
Artist Nordine Znati, Morocco
Marilyn Averill, RINGOs
UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Hakima El Haité, Morocco
Bedouin tents around the venue
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the negotiations: Beate Antonich; Jennifer Allan; Sandra Gagnon; Virginia Wiseman; Anna Schulz; Mari Luomi; Cleo Verkuijl; and Kiara Worth