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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015

19-23 October 2015 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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

Helen Plume, New Zealand, speaks with delegates

On Wednesday, 21 October, eleventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform of Enhanced Action (ADP 2-11) continued. In the morning, an open-ended contact group took stock of progress and discussed items not covered in spin-off groups, including definitions (Article 1) and decision text. Spin-off groups convened throughout the day to address: transparency of action and support; adaptation, and loss and damage; finance; workstream 2; preamble and purpose/general; compliance and final clauses; and global stocktake. The contact group convened to access progress in the evening. Informal meetings took place throughout the day and evening.

+ 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

Stocktaking Session

Plenary during the stocktaking session

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

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, Co-Facilitator for the technology development and transfer spin-off group

Aya Yoshida, Japan, Co-facilitator
for the workstream 2 spin-off group

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, Co-Facilitator
for the transparency of action
and support spin-off group

Georg Børsting, Norway, Co-Facilitator, reporting for the finance spin-off group

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

Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

South Africa raises their placard to speak during the session

Trigg Talley, US

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

Peter Betts, EU

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives

Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia

Delegates during the session

ADP Contact Group

Delegates during the ADP contact group

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

Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Nilufer Oral, Turkey

Roberto Dondisch, Mexico

Peter Horne, Australia

Selam Kidane Abebe, Sudan

Yoshihide Hirao, Japan

Everton Lucero, Brazil

Zhihua Chen, China

Edgar Salinas, Panama, speaking on behalf of
the Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Adarsh Swaika, India

Co-Chairs special event with observers

Observer delegates advocate for the 'Women's Global Call for Climate Justice'

Spin-Off Groups

Spin-off group on adaptation (Article 4) and on loss and damage (Article 5), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on transparency of action and support
(Article 9), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on workstream 2

Spin-off group on finance (Article 6), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on global stocktaking (Article 10),
and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on Article 11 and Articles 12 to 26 on final clauses, and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on preamble, on purpose (Article 2 and 2bis general), and related decision paragraphs

Delegates from the G-77/China huddle before the start of the evening stocktaking

Delegates from the EU huddle before the start of the evening stocktaking

Around the Venue

Delegates gather outside plenary

The UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates from Romania

Delegates meet in the corridors

Groups discuss matters informally

Reporters interview delegates

Delegates between sessions

Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson, UNFCCC Secretariat, speaks with delegates

UN security prepare for the day

A delegate refers to the ENB website

Around the venue

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