Highlights and images for 12 May 2017



The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Friday. Informal consultations convened throughout the day to discuss issues under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The COP 22 and COP 23 Presidencies met with observers to discuss the 2018 facilitative dialogue in the morning. A joint SBSTA/SBI contact group met on the scope of the next periodic review of the long-term goal under the Convention and of overall progress towards achieving it.

Several mandated events convened, including: Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on mitigation; Paris Committee on Capacity-building; and multilateral assessment.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided digital coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

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Joint COP 22 Presidency and Incoming COP 23 Presidency Consultation with Observer Organizations on the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

COP 22 Presidency and incoming COP 23 Presidency consult observers on the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency

Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Yunus Arikan, Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA)

Naoyuki Yamagishi, Climate Action Network (CAN) International

Anabella Rosemberg, Trade Union NGOs (TUNGOs)

Jan Kowalzig, Oxfam International

Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Special Event on Innovation

Delegates gather for the TEC special event on innovation

 Michael Rantil, Chair, TEC

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

Panel speakers during the session

Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Zitouni Ould-Dada, UN Environment

 Bruce Campbell, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

 Katharina Tomoff, Deutsch Post DHL Group

Anders Wijkman, Club of Rome

Participants ask questions during the interactive dialogue

Joshua Romisher, Off-Grid Electric Tanzania Limited

 Xiaomei Duan, Far East BRT Planning, China

 Glenroy Brown, Jamaican Meteorological Service

Masaaki Okabe, Asahi Glass Co., Japan

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Multilateral Assessment

Delegates during the SBI multilateral assessment

Matthew Jones, Canada

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

SBI Vice Chair Chen Zhihua, China

Xing Fan, China

Adriano Santhiago de Oliveira, Brazil

Helmut Hojesky, Austria

Dylan Muggeridge, New Zealand

Erik Adriansson, Sweden

Ricardo Fernandez, EU

Irina Yesserkepova, Kazakhstan

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

APA informal consultations on further matters except the Adaptation Fund

APA informal consultations on modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework

APA informal consultations on the Adaptation Fund

With rooms filled to capacity, delegates sit on the floor to listen to the discussions

Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) Closing

View of the dais during the TEM closing

Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji

María José Sanz Sanchez, Basque Centre for Climate Change

Matthew Reddy, WBCSD

Martin Frick, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Stella Gama, TEC

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Secretariat

Federico Villatico Campbell, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

William Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat

Around the Venue

Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, speaks with a delegate

Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency, speaks with Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency and James Cameron, Fiji

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Leadership for Environment and Development, and Mairi Dupar, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Neoka Naidoo and Janet Kachinga, Climate Action Network (CAN) International

Delegates from Kuwait

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep track of negotiations

Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa, speaks with delegates

Delegates speak informally


Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions