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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017

8-18 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Saturday, 13 May 2017

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A view of the Bonn World Conference Center, venue of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed with Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22 / CMP 12 President, and Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Saturday. Informal consultations met throughout the day to discuss issues under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). In the afternoon, the APA contact group met to facilitate interaction between parties and representatives of the Adaptation Committee, the LDC Expert Group (LEG), the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). A joint informal plenary of the SBI, SBSTA and APA also convened in the afternoon.

Among mandated events, the multilateral assessment met during the morning and the first meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building met throughout the day.

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A view of the Bonn World Conference Center, venue of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

While the US delegation presents during the SBI multilateral assessment, members of civil society demonstrate in the corridors urging delegates to not ignore the 'orange elephant' in the room


Special Event with the UN Deputy Secretary-General


View of the dais during the special event


Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22 / CMP 12 President

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency


UN Security during the event


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

Simone Borg, EU

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


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

Jorge Arturo Cabrera Hidalgo, Guatemala, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)

Patrick Suckling, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group



Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Multilateral Assessment


Delegates gather for the second day of multilateral assessments


Anna Broadhurst, New Zealand

André Weidenhaupt, Luxembourg

Trigg Talley, US


Patrícia Soares Leite, Brazil

Ana Danila, EU

Jaivardhan Ramanlal Bhatt, India




UN Deputy Secretay-General Meeting with Observers


UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed holds a roundtable discussion with observers


Wael Hmaidan, Climate Action Network (CAN) International

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed



Informal Consultations and Contact Groups throughout the Day


APA informal consultations on further matters except the Adaptation Fund


SBI contact group on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings


APA informal consultations on adaptation communications


APA informal consultations on the global stocktake


Civil Society Demonstration


Members of civil society demonstrate in the hallways, calling on delegates to 'step up' to close the emissions gap





Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) Contact Group


View of the dais during the APA contact group


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

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


Clifford Mahlung, Co-Chair, Adaptation Committee

Beth Lavender, Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) Member

Ayman Shasly, Co-Chair, Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board


Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa

Laura Juliana Arciniegas Rojas, Colombia, speaking on behalf of AILAC

Kulthoum Motsumi, Botswana, speaking on behalf of the African Group


Joint Informal Plenary of SBI, SBSTA and APA on the Paris Agreement Linkages


View of the dais during the joint informal plenary


SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand


SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Liang Pei, China

Ian Fry, Tuvalu


Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste


Around the Venue


UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed arrives at the venue


UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed with Salaheddine Mezouar, COP 22 / CMP 12 President and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


A meeting is held between the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the UNFCCC Executive Secretary and the COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency


Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji, and Hamza Tber, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed with delegates from Africa


Trigg Talley, US, speaks with delegates

Delegates from Grenada


Delegates from Germany, Norway, Poland and Australia meet between sessions


Delegates speak informally


Yorio Ito, Japan, and Zaheer Fakir, South Africa

Delegates from Papua New Guinea






Specific funding for coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017, has been provided by
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the European Union (EU), and the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea of Italy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia EU Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea of Italy

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Switzerland (FOEN), and SWAN International. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).