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Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference 2017

6-19 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

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Members of civil society raise awareness about the need to protect the rights of indigenous peoples

The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Monday. Contact groups and informal consultations under the Conference of the Parties (COP), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) met in the morning and afternoon. In the evening, the APA contact group met to consider all its substantive agenda items, and the closing plenaries of the SBI and SBSTA met, adopting several conclusions and decisions.

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Delegates huddle during SBSTA informal consultations on local communities and indigenous peoples platform

Informal Consultations throughout the Day

SBI informal consultations on the review of the functions of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF)

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

Delegates huddle during informal consultations on matters relating to the global stocktake (APA agenda item 6)

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

Civil Society Actions throughout the Day

Members of the Indigenous Peoples constituency hold a demonstration to "reclaim a space for indigenous peoples and protest their continued marginalization" in the negotiations

Representatives of ACT Alliance hand out chocolate coins, promoting the need for climate finance for adaptation

Representatives of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service demonstrate against the use of nuclear energy, saying it is not a solution to combating climate change

Representatives of CARE International hand out "care packages" that serve as "sweet policy recommendations"

Representatives of The Big Shift Global protest against the financing of fossil fuels, offering delegates the chance to put chocolate coins into either a green piggy bank representing green energy, or a brown piggy bank representing fossil fuels

Representatives of the Women and Gender constituency hold a tribute to honor women who have faced repression, persecution, threats, intimidation, violence, and even murder, in pursuit of the protection of human rights and the environment

APA Contact Group

Members of the Secretariat hand out the draft APA conclusions

Delegates from Costa Rica and Argentina

Delegates from Switzerland and Georgia

Delegates read the draft APA conclusions

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

Sin Liang Cheah, Singapore, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 3 - mitigation section

Pieter Terpstra, Netherlands, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund

Xiang Gao, China, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 5 - transparency framework

Julio Cordano, Chile, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communication

Peter Horne, Australia, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance

Outi Honkatukia, Finland, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake

SBI and SBSTA Closing Plenaries

View of the dais during the SBI and SBSTA joint closing plenary

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Sidat Yaffa, The Gambia

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Marianne Karlsen, Norway

Hamdhoon Mohamed, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste

Patricia Soares Leite, Brazil

Elizabeth Pirth, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Mathias Edetor, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Jisun Hwang, Local Government and Municipal Authorities (LGMA)

Bjørn Gimming, Farmers

Ndivile Colia Mokoena, Women and Gender

Krishneil Narayan, Climate Action Network (CAN), and Tetet Nera Lauron, Climate Justice Now! (CJN!)

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland; Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize; Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator; and Hanna Hoffmann, UNFCCC Secretariat

Around the Venue

Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean

Horacio Peluffo, UNFCCC Secretariat, speaks with a delegate

Delegates from the EU

Emmanuel Dumisani Dlamini, Swaziland

UN Security around the venue

Delegates from Argentina

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize (left) with members of the UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates between sessions

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