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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017

8-18 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa arrives for the second day of the Bonn Climate Change Conference

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued Tuesday. In the morning, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) contact group and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) plenary convened. Contact groups and informal consultations convened throughout the day.

Several mandated events convened throughout the day. Two Technical Expert Meeting (TEMs) on mitigation, focusing on city-level collaboration to achieve emission reductions and sustainable development, and on innovative policy and technology solutions for sustainable urban development. Other mandated events included the meeting of the Technical Expert Group on the impact of the implementation of response measures.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided digital coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

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

Delegates gather in the Chamber Hall


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


Raed Albasseet, Saudi Arabia

Felipe Ferreira, Brazil

Collin Beck, Solomon Islands


Ravi Prasad, India

Chen Zhihua, China



Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Plenary


View of the dais during the SBI plenary


Chan-Woo Kim, Republic of Korea, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland


Simone Borg, EU

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

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)



Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)

Ndivile Colia Mokoena, Women and Gender


Ceris Jones, Farmers

Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Peoples

Sara Kupka, Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA)



Roundtable Discussions among Parties in Relation to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement


Panel speakers (L-R): Amy Steen, UNFCCC Secretariat; Co-Facilitator Hugh Sealy, Maldives; Co-Facilitator Kelley Kizzier, EU; and Phillip Eyre, UNFCCC Secretariat


Delegates participate in roundtable discussions





Contact Groups throughout the Day


SBI/Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) contact group on the implementation of response measures


SBSTA contact group on the modalities for the accounting of financial resources (Paris Agreement Article 9.7)


Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings (AIM) Workshop


View of the panel during the in-session workshop on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of non-party stakeholders with a view to strengthening the implementation of the provisions of decision 1/CP.21.


Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


Kalyani Raj, All India Women’s Conference, Women and Gender

Walter Schuldt-Espinel, Ecuador, on behalf of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

 Ulrik Lenaerts, EU


Norine Kennedy, US Council for International Business, Business and Industry NGOs (BINGO)

Yunus Arikan, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), LGMA

Marcos Montoiro, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)



Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on Mitigation


Delegates gather for the TEM on mitigation, innovative policy and technology solutions for sustainable urban development


Stella Gama, Technology Executive Committee

Winfried Damm, GIZ Proklima


Xiaomei Duan, Far East BRT Planning Company, China

Johnny Stuen, Municipality's Waste-to-Energy Agency, City of Oslo, Norway



Around the Venue


A delegate reviews the schedule at the start of the day


Delegates from Tajikistan

Issa Aliyev, Azerbaijan, and Talieh Wögerbauer, Austria


Yunus Arikan, ICLEI, and Kimo Goree, Vice-President, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation


Maesela Kekana and Alf Wills, South Africa


Delegates read the IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) website and daily report to keep track of negotiations


Delegates between sessions



Amjad Abdulla, Maldives





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).