12 December – Day 13

11 pm 

The historic day in photos: 

10 pm

The Paris Agreement has been adopted!

Emotions ran high at the La Seine plenary hall. Delegates cheered, hugged, some wiped off tears – it was a joyous occasion. As French President Francois Hollande told delegates: You will remember that you were here on 12 December, and that you made history with this agreement.

You can read the final version here.

We will now sign off leaving you with the word of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

What was now unthinkable, is now unstoppable.

Well done to all the governments, civil society and businesses who have worked so hard to do their part and make this agreement possible.

5:00pm

Committee of Paris to meet at 5:30pm. It was originally set to meet at 3:45pm. Slowly but surely it seems this COP may be coming to an end…

1:30 pm

The new text is ready. Read it here.

12:30 pm

Well that was exciting. COP21 President Laurent Fabius presented the new document to delegates, which should be available around 1:30 pm.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates:

“The document you have just been presented is historic. It promises to set the world on a new path to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future.”

He also urged them to keep the same good spirit of compromise that they have shown over the past two weeks, and reminded them that “the whole world is watching” and that “billions of people are relying on your wisdom.”

President François Hollande was also in the room and he urged delegates to adopt the document telling them that “all the conditions have been met, and they won’t always necessarily be here. We are in the home stretch… there will be no postponement… the decisive deal for the planet is here.”

9am

Is it really our last day at COP21? It is starting to look like it.

Last night in an impromptu statement to the press COP21 President Laurent Fabius said he would present what he called the “final version” of the text. That time has since moved to &ampampampampltspan style=”text-decoration: underline”&ampampampampgt11:30am&ampampampamplt/span&ampampampampgt. Once the text is presented delegates will have some time to review, and if all goes well, they will adopt the text after that. But how long will this take? That is still unknown. Stay tuned.

11 December – Day 12

7 pm

The day in photos:

6 pm

How many meetings can you fit in one day? Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with ministers from South Africa (top left), Singapore (top right), Australia (middle right) and Turkey (bottom right). He also met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (middle left) and the Presidential Commissioner for Climate Change of Venezuela. Not pictured: The Special Representative on Climate Change of China.