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Katowice Climate Change Conference - December 2018

As the 'Katowice Climate Package' is adopted, Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, takes a giant leap for climate action 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. 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.   Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page 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  
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Highlights and images of main proceedings for 2 December 2018

Katowice Climate Change Conference - December 2018

Highlights for Sunday, 2 December 2018 Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, and Frank Bainimarama, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 President, sit on the dais as the Katowice Climate Change Conference begins The Katowice Climate Change Conference opened on Sunday, 2 December, a day earlier than originally scheduled. Parties used this extra day to launch work under all of the bodies meeting at the conference: The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); The 14th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 14); The 3rd part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the parties for the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3); 49th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 49); 49th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 49); and The 7th part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-7). There were several reminders throughout the day of the urgency of the work to complete the details that will operationalize the Paris Agreement, which is due by the close of this meeting. As COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka explained, the work will be “multi-layered,” involving technical discussions and, when needed, discussions elevated to heads of delegations to unlock progress.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. Photos by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth For photo reprint permissions, please follow instructions at our Attribution Regulations for Meeting Photo Usage Page Morning Plenary UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, Frank Bainimarama, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 President, and Michał Kurtyka, COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 1-3 President, arrive in plenary View of the dais during the morning plenary The COP Presidency is handed over to Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President Frank Bainimarama, COP 23 President Delegates during plenary Amjad Abdulla, Maldives Andrew Neustaetter, US Patrick Suckling, Australia Mohamed Nasr, Gabon, speaking on behalf of the African Group Opening Plenaries for SBI, SBSTA, and APA SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini, convenes the SBI opening plenary SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini Thiago de Araujo Mendes, Brazil SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, convenes the SBSTA opening plenary Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Jane Hupe, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Delegates from Saudi Arabia in negotiation with SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, during the plenary APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, convenes the APA opening plenary APA Contact Group APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, convenes the APA Contact Group APA family photo SBI, SBSTA, and APA Joint Plenary View of the joint plenary Vladimir Uskov, COP Vice-President Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China Gebru Jember Endalew, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Yoo Yeonchul, Republic of Korea, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG) Carolina Díaz Acosta, Colombia, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC) Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group Helmut Hojesky, EU Ravi Prasad, India, speaking on behalf of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (BASIC) Majid Shafiepour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) Ruth Kaviok, Indigenous Peoples Zhenglin Liu and Maria Auma, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs) Informal Consultations throughout the Day Delegates consult informally throughout the day Around the Venue Delegates gather on the first day of COP 24 Helen Plume, New Zealand, speaks with a delegate Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, speaks with SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, and Alex Saier, UNFCCC Secretariat, during a press conference Delegates from Monaco 'Sustaina Claus' speaks with a delegate Michał Kurtyka, COP 24 President Members of the EIG wear pieces of green to show their commitment to creating a green future Frank Bainimarama, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 President, takes photographs with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa UN Security at the start of plenary SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France; Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator; SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini; Katia Simeonova, SBI Coordinator; APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia; and Sergey Kononov, APA Coordinator Mehmet Emin Birpınar, Turkey Delegates speak informally Helmut Hojesky, Austria, speaks with a delegate Delegates between sessions
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