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Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018

30 April - 10 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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Sven Harmeling, CARE International, shows off his football skills to encourage delegates to 'step up' their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

With the first week of negotiations coming to a close, one of the day's key events was the joint stocktaking plenary by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). A Gender Dialogue also convened, and the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) held a meeting.

The main focus in the negotiations remained on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), which needs to be finalized by COP 24. A range of topics were taken up during the day, including finance, adaptation, mitigation, market and non-market approaches, response measures, and the transparency framework.

Negotiating groups also met to discuss various other issues on the SBSTA and SBI agendas, including arrangements for intergovernmental meetings, agriculture, and research and systematic observation.

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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Gender Dialogue


View of the panelists during the Gender Dialogue


Una May Gordon, Jamaica

Anne Barre, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)


Rita Mishaan, PCCB

Piotr Dombrowicki, Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Young Hee Lee, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat


Sadya Ndoko, UNFCCC Secretariat


Verona Collantes, UN Women

Maia Tskhvaradze, Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Karina Larsen, CTCN


Claudia Octaviano and Stella Gama, Technology Executive Committee (TEC)

Thiago de Araújo Mendes, Consultative Group of Experts (CGE)


Participants during the discussion


High-level Champions’ Dialogue with Observer Organizations


View of the dais during the High-Level champion's dialogue with observers


Martin Frick, UNFCCC Secretariat

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


Chair Ceris Jones, Farmers

Clara von Glasow, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Inga Fritzen Buan, Climate Action Network (CAN)



Informal Consultations Throughout the Day


APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 3, mitigation


SBI informal consultation on matters relating to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)


SBI informal consultation on review of the effective implementation of the CTCN


APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 8, Adaptation Fund


Joint SBSTA, SBI, and APA Stocktaking Plenary


View of the dais during the stocktaking plenary


APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland


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

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

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France


Gebru Jember, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the LDCs

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

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


Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland, and Incoming COP 24 President Michal Kurtyka, Poland


Mohamed Nasr, Gabon, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Ravi Prasad, India

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


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

Eduardo Silva, Chile, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)

Boriana Kamenova, EU



Civil Society Demonstration


Members of civil society demonstrate in the corridors to illustrate two pressing forces on negotiators: extreme weather events and fossil fuel lobbyists. The demonstrators called for more attention to be paid to civil society and for negotiators to accelerate climate action 'before it is too late.'




Around the Venue


Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland, and Trigg Talley, US


Andrew Rakestraw, US, Xiang Gao, China, and Santhosh Manivannan, Singapore

Carlos Fuller, Belize, Lidia Wojtal, Climatekos, and SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland



Olga Alcaraz, Josep Xercavins, Gisela Torrents, and Laia Segura, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Sandra Boitumelo Motshwanedi, South Africa, and Neoka Naidoo, CAN 


Delegates from CAN encourage delegates to 'step up' their NDC contributions



Talieh Wögerbauer, Austria


Natsumi Yoshida, Arunima Hakhu, and Kalyani Raj, Women and Gender

Dominic Efosa Idaghe, World Conference Center Bonn staff


Delegates between sessions



Delegates enjoy a moment in the sun




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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).