Highlights and images for 16 May 2017



The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday, 16 May. Throughout the day, informal consultations met to discuss various issues under the 46th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46), as well as the third part of the first session on the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3).

Throughout the day, mandated events convened. The Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation, focusing on integrating climate adaptation with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the local communities and indigenous peoples’ platform met all day. A COP roundtable discussion on the process to identify the information to be provided by parties in accordance with Paris Agreement Article 9.5 convened in the morning, and the 5th Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Dialogue met in the afternoon to discuss climate change training and international cooperation.

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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Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)/Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Expert Meeting (TEM): Adaptation

View of the high-level panel during the opening of the Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation

Hakima El Haité, Minister delegate in charge of the Environment, and High-Level Climate Champion, Morocco

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

Clifford Mahlung, Co-Chair, Adaptation Committee

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Tibor Schaffhauser, SBSTA Vice-Chair, Hungary

Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat

Musonda Mumba, UN Environment

David Stevens, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Hilary Ogbonna, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Campaign

Tom de Groeve, European Commission

Informal Consultations throughout the Day

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

APA informal consultations on further matters except the Adaptation Fund

APA informal consultations on modalities and procedures for the committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance

APA informal consultations on the Adaptation Fund

Civil Society Demonstrations

Members of civil society hold a demonstration to raise awareness about the health implications of climate change, advocating for health to be better reflected in the negotiations and included in nationally determined contributions (NDCs)

The World Medical Association showcases a programme that features air pollution statistics around the world

Members of civil society hold a demonstration calling for a conflict of interest policy to keep polluters out of the negotiations

Fifth Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

Delegates gather for the second day of the ACE dialogue

Carolina Fuentes, the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Deo Saran, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency

Milena Gonzalez-Vasquez, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Farayi Madziwa, Adaptation Fund

Barbara Hemkes, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Germany

Julia Rawlins, Climate-KIC

Delegates share ideas in breakout groups

Open-ended Informal Consultations on the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

View of the dais during the informal consultations

Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Kim Chang Soo, Republic of Korea, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

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

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

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

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

Around the Venue

Delegates huddle during informal consultations to discuss matters

Delegates take photos during the TEM on adaptation

A delegate reads the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) website to follow the negotiations

Delegates from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaks with a delegate

Delegates between sessions