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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015

19-23 October 2015 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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

Youth participate in a demonstration titled 'Zero by 2050 - The Future We Want'

On Tuesday, 20 October, the eleventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-11) continued. In the morning, an open-ended contact group convened to consider to the newly released compilation text integrating parties’ insertions from Monday, and discuss the way forward.

Parties agreed that work would continue in closed spin-off groups on: mitigation; adaptation and loss and damage; finance; technology development and transfer, and capacity building; compliance; transparency; and workstream 2. The contact group will convene daily to assess progress and address issues, including: preamble; definitions; purpose/general; the global stocktake; and paragraphs of the draft decision not assigned to spin-off groups.

In the afternoon and evening, spin-off groups addressed: workstream 2; technology development and transfer, and capacity building; mitigation; and finance.

+ 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

Morning Plenary

Panel during the morning plenary

ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria,
and Daniel Reifsnyder, US

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

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

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia

Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Giza Gaspar Martins, Angola

Dean Marc Bialek, Marshall Islands

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

Mahmoud Hassan Elamin, Sudan, speaking
on behalf of the African Group

Jimena Nieto Carrasco, Colombia

Atif Al-Jumaili, Kuwait

Everton Lucero, Brazil

Aslak Brun, Norway

Abdelrahman Al Gwaiz, Saudi Arabia,
speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Nilufer Oral, Turkey

Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Cuba

Zhihua Chen, China

Youth demonstrate for zero emissions by 2050

COP 21 briefing session with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Jorge Voto-Bernales, COP 20 Presidency, Peru;
Laurent Fabius, President-Designate of COP 21/CMP 11; and Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres speaks with Laurent Fabius, President-Designate of COP 21/CMP 11

Laurent Fabius, President-Designate of COP 21/CMP 11, and
Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency,
speak with Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Spin-off Groups

Spin-off group on workstream 2

Spin-off group on finance (Article 6)

Spin-off group on mitigation (Article 3, 3bis and 3ter)

Spin-off group on technology development and transfer (Article 7), and capacity building (Article 8)

Around the Venue

Merlyn Van Voore, Special Advisor on Climate Change to the Executive Director of UN Environment Programme (UNEP),
talks with Ermira Fida, UNEP Climate Change Coordinator

Karsten Sach, Germany; Carlos Martin-Novella, IPCC
Deputy Secretary; Jonathan Lynn, Head of Communications
and Media Relations, IPCC Secretariat; and the newly
elected IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee, Republic of Korea

Reporters interview delegates between sessions

Delegates networking

Delegates discuss the revised text

Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency,
speaks with the South African delegation

Delegates between sessions

Delegates from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Delegates from Guatemala

Delegates discuss the proceedings of the day

Stella Gama, Malawi, and Lena Buisman, the Netherlands

Delegates discuss matters between sessions

Delegates from the G-77/China meet informally outside the discussion rooms

Members of the UN security team

Members of civil society meet between sessions

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