Highlights and images for 5 September 2018



Incoming COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka, Poland

On Wednesday, delegates at the Bangkok Climate Change Conference continued negotiations on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), including on issues related to:

  • transparency;
  • adaptation, including the future of the Adaptation Fund;
  • predictability of finance;
  • technology;
  • the global stocktake;
  • market and non-market approaches;
  • response measures;
  • implementation and compliance; and
  • possible additional PAWP items.

Observer organizations met with the Incoming COP 24 Presidency and with the Presiding Officers of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Negotiations will continue on Thursday, when an APA stocktaking meeting and an informal joint stocktaking plenary of the SBI, SBSTA and APA will also convene.For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has publish a summary and analysis report from the Conference.


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Informal Consultations throughout the Day
SBI informal consultations on the Technology Mechanism
Informal consultations on the transparency framework (APA agenda item 5)
SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on response measures
Informal consultations on other matters except the Adaptation Fund (APA agenda item 8)
Informal consultations on adaptation communication (APA agenda item 4)
SBI informal consultations on common timeframes for nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
SBI informal consultations on modalities and procedures for a public registry referred to in Agreement Article 7.12 (adaptation communication)
Incoming Presidency's Meeting with Observer Organizations
Incoming COP 24 President Michał Kurtyka, Poland, addresses observers
Alden Meyer, Trade Union NGOs (TUNGOs)
Nathan Thanki, Climate Justice Now! (CJN!), Environmental NGOs (ENGOs)
Observers during the meeting
APA Co-Chairs' Dialogue with Observer Organizations
APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, address observers
Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)
Shradha Shreejaya, Women and Gender
SBI Chair's Dialogue with Observer Organizations
SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini, addresses observers
Majda Dabaghi, Business NGOs (BINGOs)
Tracy Bach, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)
SBSTA Chair's Dialogue with Observer Organizations
SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, addresses observers
Jean-Marc Garreau, Farmers
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples
Around the Venue
Negotiation rooms are filled to capacity throughout the day
Delegates consult informally
Trigg Talley, US, speaks with delegates
Delegates speak in the corridors
A memorial for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Philip Weech, Bahamas, speaks with a delegate
Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, and Lidia Wojtal, Austria
Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaks with Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Sweden
Laura Lopez, UNFCCC Secretariat
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with delegates from Morocco
Henrik Eriksen, Norway
APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia