Highlights and images for 15 November 2017



The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday. Contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties (COP) and Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) met throughout the day. In the morning, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) resumed and completed their closing plenaries.

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) opening plenary began in the morning, suspended for the afternoon to provide time for further consultations, and resumed, and again suspended, in the evening.

The joint-high level segment opened in the afternoon, with a speech from 12-year old Fijian Timoci Naulusala, who reminded delegates that “it’s not about how, or who, but it’s about what you can do as an individual.”

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Opening of the High-Level Segment

Delegates during the high-level segment

Timoci Naulusala, Fiji

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Miroslav Lajčák, President, UN General Assembly (UNGA)

Frank Bainimarama, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 President

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President, Federal Republic of Germany

President Emmanuel Macron, France

President Baron Divavesi Waqa, Nauru

President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon, speaking on behalf of Gabon and the African Heads of State Committee on Climate Change

His Royal Highness Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., Palau

President Issoufou Mahamadou, Niger

President Patrice Talon, Benin

APA Closing Plenary

Members of the Secretariat distribute the draft APA conclusions

Delegates read the text

APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Walter Schuldt Espinel, Ecuador, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Patrick Suckling, Australia, on behalf of the Umbrella Group

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

Delegates huddle during the APA negotiations

SBI Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste

Mohammed Al Shamsi, Saudi Arabia

Sidi Mohamed El Wavi, Mauritania

Delegates huddle to consult with the SBI Chair

SBSTA Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary

Alexander Nakhutin, Russian Federation

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Ricardo Manuel Ulate-Chacon, Costa Rica

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples

Geert Fremout, EU

Delegates applaud the adoption of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

Civil Society Demonstrations

In a civil society demonstration outside the venue, puppet figurines representing Goddess Kali and "Corporate Greed" battle, calling on governments to transform energy systems and keep global temperatures below 1.5C

Members of 350.org unfurl a banner in the corridors, calling on delegates to 'keep coal in the ground'

Around the Venue

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa; President Emmanuel Macron, France; Frank Bainimarama, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 President; Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany; and UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Timoci Naulusala shows his 'earth outfit' on the podium

Nazhat Shameem Khan, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 Presidency

Delegates from Poland

Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Luxembourg

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany

President Emmanuel Macron, France

Delegates from Saudi Arabia

Delegates from Monaco

Delegates from Mexico

Babacar Sarr, Senegal

Delegates speak informally

Delegates from Kuwait