Top Moments From Marrakech Climate Talks

COP 22

(From right to left: Former President of COP21 Laurent Fabius, French artist Jean Denant, French President Hollande, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and President of COP21 Segolene Royal look at the artwork ‘Mare Nostrum’—a reflective portrait of all seven continents—by Denant, following the official lunch. Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials from almost 200 countries are meeting up in Marrakech, Morocco, for the first major summit since last year’s landmark agreement at COP21 to curb greenhouse gas pollution and limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Paris Agreement—which reached a consensus of 196 countries, 55 of which represent at least 55 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—took effect on Nov. 4, just four days before the conference kicked off.

With the agreement barely into effect, however, Republican Donald Trump’s presidential win last week dealt a serious blow to last year’s UN climate talks given his campaign pledge to pull the U.S. out of the Paris deal.

Despite this, COP22 will serve as a vehicle for developing a plan on how to effectively implement last year’s agreement. The summit ends Friday.

Here are some of the key moments and best pictures from COP22.

By Marissa Horn, @MarissaL_Horn, digital editor