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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017

8-18 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Wednesday, 17 May 2017

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

Delegates huddle during the APA contact group as the session continues into the evening

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday, 17 May. Throughout the day, informal consultations and contact groups met to discuss various issues under the forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46), as well as the third part of the first session on the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3). The APA contact group met in the afternoon and evening.

Throughout the day, mandated events convened. The Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation met all day, focusing on how national adaptation plans can enable linkages between national and subnational development planning processes and strategies. In the afternoon, the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform continued discussions.

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

Family photo of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform


Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)/Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Expert Meeting (TEM): Adaptation


Delegates gather for the second day of the Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation


Akio Takemoto, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Musonda Mumba, UN Environment


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

Benjamin Karmorh, Environment Protection Agency, Liberia

Sione Fulivai, Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Tonga



Delegates ask questions through an online platform

Delegates share ideas with their neighbors


Delegates during the session


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


View of the dais during the APA contact group


APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Co-Facilitator for agenda item 8 - other matters


Nicolas Zambrano Sanchez, Ecuador, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communications

Janine Felson, Belize, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance

Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake


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

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

María del Pilar Bueno, Argentina, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund



Delegates read the draft conclusions presented by the Co-Chairs



Raed Albasseet, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Andrea Faulkner, Australia, speaking on behalf of the Umbrella Group


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

Ravi Prasad, India

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


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

Kim Carnahan, US



Delegates from the EIG

Delegates speak with APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand


Delegates from the LMDCs

Delegates from the African Group


Delegates from the LDCs

Delegates from the Umbrella Group


Delegates huddle to discuss a way forward for the APA


Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the Operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform


Delegates gather for the second day of the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform


SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Grace Balawag, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)


Pamela Rocha, Ecuador

Koko Warner, UNFCCC Secretariat

Geert Fremout, EU



Ella Havnevik Giske, Norway


Julio Cordano, Chile

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNSRRIP)


Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, IIPFCC

Inka Saara Arttijeff, Sámi Parliament, Finland


Sébastien Duyck, speaking on behalf of Environmental, Trade Union and Youth NGOs, Women and Gender, and Farmers

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa applauds the work done during the session


Francois Paulette, IIPFCC (center), leads the group in a prayer to close the session



Around the Venue


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa arrives at the venue


Delegates huddle to discuss budget issues

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize, speaks with delegates


Delegates gather outside of Chamber Hall


Horacio Peluffo, UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates from Austria and Luxembourg


Delegates from Argentina and Saudi Arabia speak informally

Delegates from Brazil



Delegates between sessions




Security staff at the World Conference Center Bonn





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).