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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015

19-23 October 2015 | Bonn, Germany

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A view of the atrium in the new World Conference Center Bonn

Delegates gather for the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference

The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened in Bonn, Germany, on Monday, 19 October for the 11th part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).

Following a brief opening plenary, the ADP convened in a contact group throughout the morning, debating how to proceed.

They agreed to and continued work in the afternoon in an open-ended contact group, moving article-by-article through the draft agreement text in the Co-Chairs’ non-paper (ADP.2015.8.InformalNote) reflecting individual proposals submitted by parties on the screen. The Co-Chairs reported that the additions to the text would be captured.

In the evening, regional groups consulted on whether the outcome should be presented as a compilation text or be further streamlined by the Secretariat, with a view to reporting back to the Co-Chairs on Monday evening. Parties agreed to reconvene in the contact group on Tuesday morning.

+ IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015, which took place from 19 to 23 October 2015 in Bonn, Germany. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF. Available in ENB Mobile at

Opening Plenary

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Director for Strategy; ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria, and Daniel Reifsnyder, US; Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Secretary; and Yang Liu, ADP Rapporteur

ADP Co-Chair Daniel Reifsnyder, US

Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Amb. Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa,
speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Roberto Dondisch, Mexico

Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Xolisa Ngwadla, Sudan, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, speaking on behalf of the
Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda

Chebet Maikut, Uganda

Trigg Talley, US

Hideaki Mizukoshi, Japan

Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Peter Betts, EU

Delegates listen during the opening ceremony

Afternoon Plenary

Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Secretary; ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria, and Dan Reifsnyder, US;
and Andrew Higham and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat

ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria

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

Peter Woolcott, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia

Dean Marc Bialek, Marshall Islands, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Crispin d'Auvergne, Saint Lucia

Aslak Brun, Norway

Giza Gaspar Martins, Angola, speaking on behalf of
the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Everton Lucero, Brazil

Kamel Djemouai, Algeria, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Around the Venue

Delegates meet informally

Delegates outside plenary

Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate
Change, speaks with delegates

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia, speaks with Subsidiary Body for
Implementation (SBI) Chair Amena Yauvoli, Fiji

Carlos Fuller, Belize, speaks with a delegate

Helmut Hojesky and Gertraud Wollansky, Austria

Kyekyeku Yaw Oppong-Boadi, Ghana, speaks
with Peter Tarfa Yerima, Nigeria

Delegates discuss matters informally

Around the venue

Delegates work in the computer area

Members of civil society meet on the stairs

Headsets for translation outside plenary

Media groups report on the proceedings

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