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Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference 2017

6-19 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Thursday, 16 November 2017

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A member of civil society warns delegates about the health impacts of using fossil fuels

The Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Thursday. 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 in the morning. The COP Presidency conducted consultations on the African Group’s proposal regarding modalities for developed countries' finance communications under Agreement Article 9.5 throughout the day. In the joint high-level segment, ministers gave statements throughout the day.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa with members of the 'Green Footprints' initiative aimed at increasing the participation of children in climate change action


High-Level Segment


Delegates during the high-level segment


Prime Minister Umaro El Mocktar Sissoco Embaló, Guinea-Bissau

Prime Minister Allen Michael Chastanet, Saint Lucia

Prime Minister Henry Puna, Cook Islands


Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Swaziland

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Vanuatu

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Dominica


Yosiwo P. George, Vice President, Micronesia, and Grațiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment, Romania


Hassan Abdel Gadir Hilal, Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, and Physical Development, Sudan

Zhenhua Xie, Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, China


UN Security during the high-level segment


Signing Ceremony to Welcome Georgia into the Environmental Integrity Group


Members of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG) welcome Georgia as a new member


Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia

Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation


Kim Eunkyung, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

Dominique Gantenbein, Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Environment, Government of the Principality, Liechtenstein


Ekaterine Grigalava, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia; Dominique Gantenbein, Minister for Home Affairs, Education and Environment, Government of the Principality, Liechtenstein; Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico; Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation; Kim Eunkyung, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea; and Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Monaco


Civil Society Actions throughout the Day


Members of the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) highlight the health concerns linked to climate change, saying the situation is a matter of 'life or death'



Delegates gather to watch the 'Fossil of the Day' award


Around the Venue


COP 23 volunteers


Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Tuvalu

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Fiji (right), with delegates from the Russian Federation


Delegates from Palestine

Delegates from the Ukraine



Helmut Hojesky, Austria, COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1-2 Vice-President, and Andrä Rupprechter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria, support the 'Green Footprints' initiative aimed at increasing the participation of children in climate change action

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa congratulates the 'green footprints' team on their efforts


Andrä Rupprechter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria,
and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speak with children involved in the initiative












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