Highlights and images for 4 May 2018



On Friday, negotiations once again focused on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), which needs to be finalized by COP 24 in December. A range of topics were taken up during the day, including:

  • the technology framework,
  • issues related to the Adaptation Fund (AF),
  • mitigation, and
  • education, training and public awareness, public participation, and public access to information to enhance actions (ACE).

Negotiating groups also met to discuss various other issues on the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) agendas, including National Adaptation Plans, research and systematic observation, and Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform.

The fifth workshop of facilitative sharing of views (FSV) under the International Consultation and Analysis also took place, along with the meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building.

For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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SBI Facilitative Sharing of Views

Delegates gather for the FSV

Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary

Felipe Osses, Chile

Iniobong Abiola-Awe, Nigeria

Jaivardhan Ramanlal Bhatt, India

Santhosh Manivannan, Singapore

SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland

Sawsan Abdalla Ali Obeid Alla, Sudan

Joint APA, SBI, and SBSTA Chairs' dialogue with observer organizations

L-R: Majda Dabaghi, Business and Industry NGOs (BINGOs); APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand; SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland; and SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France

Majda Dabaghi, BINGOs

Yunus Arikan, Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMAs)

Ceris Jones, Farmers

Gillian Nelson, Climate Action Network (CAN)

Tracy Bach, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Joint SBSTA, SBI, and APA Heads of Delegations Meeting

View of the dais during the meeting

Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Juan Angulo, Chile

Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Gebru Jember, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Pei Liang, China

Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste

Jacob Werksman, EU

Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Rachid Tahiri, Morocco

Tong-q Lee, Republic of Korea

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

SBSTA informal consultations on research and systematic observation

SBI informal consultation on national adaptation plans

SBI informal consultation on ways of enhancing the implementation of education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement (ACE)

APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 3, mitigation

Civil Society Demonstrations

Members of civil society form a human pyramid representing eight fundamental elements of the Paris Agreement 'rulebook:' human rights, public participation, indigenous people's rights, just transition, gender, food security, ecosystem integrity and protection of biodiversity, and intergenerational equity. They demonstrate that if you remove one block, the entire Agreement will crumble.

Delegates gather to watch the demonstration

Members of civil society hold a poster to raise awareness about the health impacts of climate change

Around the Venue

Telling delegates that the 'fourth' is with them, Hugh Sealy, Maldives, and Kelley Kizzier, EU, brandish a lightsaber to encourage a good negotiating session

Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, Luke Daunivalu, COP 23 Presidency, Fiji, and Franz Perrez, Switzerland

Patrick Rolland and Jessica Astier, Monaco

Delegates from Brazil

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, and Zaheer Fakir, South Africa

Felipe Ruiz, Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

Members of the UNFCCC Secretariat confer

Wael Hmaidan, CAN International

Delegates meet informally