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Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018

30 April - 10 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa walks with Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday. Among the day’s key issues was the opening meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue, a global conversation about the efforts to combat climate change involving both parties and non-party stakeholders.

Another important theme was the the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), scheduled for completion at COP 24 in December. Topics discussed during the day included mitigation and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), adaptation, global stocktake, and finance.

A number of negotiating groups also met to discuss issues on the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) agendas. In addition, the Suva Expert Dialogue was organized, focusing on issues related to loss and damage. A workshop on Climate Change and Gender also took place.

For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital coverage, daily reports, daily videos, and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - April/May 2018.

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Opening Meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue for Climate Ambition


View of the dais during the opening meeting of the Talanoa Dialogue


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji

Luke Daunivalu, COP 23 Presidency, Fiji, and Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland


Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

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



Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun, Mexico, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

Simon Cardy, South Africa

Ravi Prasad, India


Özlem Ergün Ulueren, Turkey

Laura Juliana Arciniegas Rojas, Colombia, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)


Emma Clemens, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Hitoshi Suzuki, Trade Union NGOs (TUNGOs)

Majda Dabaghi, Business NGOs (BINGOs)


Anne Olhoff, UNEP DTU Partnership

Jim Skea, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Civil Society Representative

Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra Group



SBI Gender In-Session Workshop


Participants during the SBI gender in-session workshop


Lisa Gittos, Australia

Jeniffer Collado, Dominican Republic


Elias Abourizk, Canada


Gotelind Alber, Gender CC - Women for Climate Justice



Technical Expert Meeting - Mitigation


Participants during the Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) focused on mitigation


Jean-Pierre Maugendre, Suez Environnement

Inês Santos Costa, Ministry of Environment, Portugal


Preeti Srivastav, Ecofys


Sunandan Tiwari, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Araceli Fernandez Pales, International Energy Agency (IEA)




Special Briefing on the Global Climate Action Summit


Delegates attend the special briefing on the Global Climate Action Summit


Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra Group

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa 

Nick Nuttall, Global Climate Action Summit




Suva Expert Dialogue


View of the dais during the Suva Expert Dialogue


Luke Daunivalu, COP 23 Presidency, Fiji

SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland


Erling Kvernevik, Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage (WIM ExCom) Co-Chair, Norway

Musonda Mumba, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Vhalinavho Khavhagali, Executive Committee of the WIM ExCom Co-Chair, South Africa


A word cloud produced during the session demonstrates how delegates are most affected by climate change


Participants discuss loss and damage in break-out groups



Around the Venue


Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland, and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat


Talieh Wögerbauer, Austria

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


Yunus Arikan and Carlos David Jacome Polit, ICLEI

William Agyemang-Bonsu, UNFCCC Secretariat, Carlos Fuller, Belize, and Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago



Delegates between sessions



Rob Bradley, NDC Partnership





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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 2018 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), and SWAN International. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the Institute of La Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF).