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Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference 2017

6-19 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Saturday. Contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties (COP), Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) met throughout the day. In the afternoon, the COP Presidency held an informal stocktaking plenary to hear updates from all subsidiary bodies.

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Informal Consultations throughout the Day

Informal consultations on further matters, except Adaptation Fund (APA agenda item 8)

Informal consultations on further guidance on adaptation communication (APA agenda item 4)

Delegates huddle during the SBI informal consultations on coordination of support for the implementation of forest activities

SBSTA informal consultations on the technology framework under Paris Agreement Article 10.4

SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on impact of the implementation of response measures

Delegates celebrate the agreement of draft conclusions in the SBI informal consultations 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

Delegates huddle during the informal consultations on further guidance in relation to the mitigation section of the Paris outcome (APA agenda item 3)

Informal Stocktaking Plenary by the COP 23 President

Delegates gather in plenary for the informal stocktaking

Delegates from Mexico

Delegates speak informally before the start of the session

Delegates from Egypt

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

View of the dais during the session

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

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

Sergey Kononov, APA Coordinator

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

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

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)

Liliam Ballón Sánchez de Amézaga, Peru, speaking on behalf of the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Carribean (AILAC)

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

Patrick Suckling, Australia, on behalf of the Umbrella Group

Nicole Wilke, EU

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

Civil Society Actions throughout the Day

Members of civil society hold up a 'Noah's Ark,' encouraging delegates to stick to the Paris Agreement

Eric Meyer, Generation Atomic, sings an operatic ballad outside the venue about the benefits of nuclear energy in climate action

Around the Venue

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

APA Co-Chairs, UNFCCC Secretariat, and COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 Presidency

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with members of the UNFCCC Secretariat

Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator, and SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

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

Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary (centre)

Joseph Africano Bartel, South Sudan

Rueanna Haynes, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 Presidency, speaks with Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Christiana Figueres, former UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Delegates from Samoa and Tuvalu

Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaks with a delegate

UN Security around the venue

Delegates from Brazil and Saudi Arabia

Delegates speak informally

Beto Blush, Climax Brasil

Delegates from the Stockholm Environment Institute and Oxfam International

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