Highlights and images of main proceedings for 7 November 2016

Morocco

Summary


IISD Reporting Services - COP 22 - CMP 12

On Monday, 7 November, COP 21/CMP 11 President Ségolène Royal, France, opened the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Parties elected Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, as the COP 22/CMP 12 President by acclamation. Welcoming delegates to the "red city," he said the conference demonstrates a whole continent’s commitment to climate action.

Throughout the day, opening plenaries convened for the Conference of the Parties (COP), COP serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). In the afternoon, SBSTA and SBI contact groups and informal consultations met.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016.

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COP 22/CMP 12 Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the COP 22/CMP 12 opening plenary

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, and COP 22/CMP 12 President

Mohammed Larbi Belcadi, Mayor of Marrakech, Morocco

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President

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

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President, hands over the gavel to Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

Delegates shine solar lights as a symbol of the transformation to clean technology which is essential to achieve the Paris Agreement goals

Performers play traditional Moroccan drums to welcome delegates to the Marrakech Climate Change Conference

Delegates during plenary

Paul Watkinson, France

Elina Bardram, EU

Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Khalid Muhammed Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Mehmet Emin Birpınar, Turkey

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA opening plenary

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Andrea Faulkner, Australia, speaking on
behalf of the Umbrella Group

Martin Cames, EU

Spencer Linus Thomas, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Advisory Board

Mareer Mohamed Husny, Maldives

Kanchana Patarachoke, Thailand, speaking
on behalf of the G-77/China

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI opening plenary

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Rawleston Moore, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Patricia Espinosa

Shereen D'Souza, US

Victor Kabengele wa Kadilu,
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the APA opening plenary

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia,
and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Patrick Suckling, Australia, speaking on
behalf of the Umbrella Group

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Adriana Murillo, Costa Rica, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)

Contact Groups and Informal Consultations throughout the Day

SBSTA contact group on modalities for the accounting of financial resources provided and mobilized through
public interventions in accordance with Article 9.7 of the Paris Agreement

SBSTA informal consultations on guidance on cooperative approaches referred to in Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement

SBSTA informal consultations on greenhouse gas data interface

Welcome Reception Hosted by the Government of Morocco

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President, and Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President, welcome delegates to the reception

Around the Venue

Delegates enter the Marrakech plenary hall

Football stars gather outside the Marrakech plenary

UNFCCC Global Climate Action Champion Hakima El Haité, Morocco, speaks with the press

Delegates from Mali confer

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF International and
former COP 20/CMP 10 President

Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair, enters the plenary with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
and Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12 President

Solar powered lights during the opening plenary

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia,
and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Delegates from Oman

Delegates from Venezuela

Moroccan delegates walk throug the venue, lead by UNFCCC Global Climate Champion Hakima El Haité, Morocco

Photographic exhibition on display throughout the venue

Artwork created by Nordine Znati, Morocco

Participants