Highlights and images for 7 November 2017



The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday. In the morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) resumed its first session in an opening plenary, and met in a contact group for all substantive agenda items. The plenaries for the Conference of the Parties (COP) and Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) resumed in the afternoon. Throughout the day, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) contact groups and informal consultations and APA informal consultations convened.

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APA Opening Plenary

Delegates gather for the APA opening plenary

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

Helmut Hojesky, Austria, COP 23 Vice-President

Delegates applaud the re-election of the APA Co-Chairs

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

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

Patrick Suckling, Australia, on behalf of the Umbrella Group

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

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

Meelis Münt, EU

Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaking on behalf of the African Group

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

Xiandi Ooi, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Majda Dabaghi, Business NGOs (BINGOs)

Tianyang Zhou, Women and Gender

APA Contact Group

Delegates during the APA contact group

Ravi Prasad, India

Liang Pei, China

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

APA family photo

Civil Society Actions throughout the Day

Representatives from Friends of the Earth call for an end to 'dirty energy'

Representatives of the Women and Gender constituency conduct an aerobics class to remind COP 23 delegates to metaphorically 'mind the gap' of gender inequality, and 'reach' for a gender action plan

Contact Groups and Informal Consultations throughout the Day

SBI informal consultations on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

Delegates sit on the floor as rooms are filled to capacity

SBSTA informal consultations on issues relating to agriculture

SBI/SBSTA contact group on the impact of the implementation of response measures

SBI contact group on administrative, financial and institutional matters

COP Plenary

View of the dais during the COP plenary

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

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

Ewen McDonald, Co-Chair, the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Chizuru Aoki, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Georg Børsting, Co-Chair, Standing Committee on Finance (SCF)

Paweł Sałek, Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy, Poland

Nedal Katbeh-Bader, State of Palestine

CMP Plenary

View of the dais during the CMP plenary

Frank Wolke, Chair, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB)

Gherghita Nicodim, Vice Chair, Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC)

Gerhard Loibl, Co-Chair, Compliance Committee

Victor Vinas, Vice Chair, Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)

Around the Venue

Delegates from Poland

Marcela Main Sancha, Secretary to the COP/CMP, UNFCCC, speaks with Nazhat Shameem Khan, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 Presidency

Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 President, speaks with delegates from Morocco

Hayrapet Hakobyan, Armenia

Delegates read the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep track of negotiations

Delegates between sessions