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Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018

30 April - 10 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, and COP 23 President, Fiji, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speak in the corridors

The Bonn Climate Change Conference started its second and final week, with some preliminary agreements emerging and a continued focus on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). The negotiators working on the Koronovia joint work programme for agriculture and on common timeframes for nationally determined contributions (NDCs) agreed to draft conclusions that will be forwarded for adoption.

Discussions under the PAWP centered on:

  • transparency framework for action and support,
  • adaptation communications,
  • common timeframes for nationally-determined contributions (NDCs),
  • the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) platform,
  • financial communications by developed countries,
  • modalities to account for financial resources provided and mobilized through public sources, and
  • the global stocktake, which agreed to an informal note that will be forwarded to the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA).

A workshop on long-term finance met, where delegates discussed countries' experiences and insights on how to facilitate developing countries' access to climate finance.

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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In-Session Workshop on Long-Term Climate Finance


Participants during the in-session workshop on long-term finance


Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, and COP 23 President, Fiji

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


Co-Facilitator Stefan Schwager, Switzerland

Alejandro Kilpatrick, UNFCCC Secretariat

Co-Facilitator Janine Coye-Felson, Belize


L-R: Co-Facilitator Stefan Schwager, Switzerland; Ermira Fida, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Mikko Ollikainen, Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) Secretariat; Lia Nicholson, Antigua and Barbuda; and Co-Facilitator Janine Coye-Felson, Belize


Participants form break-out groups to discuss finance-related matters



Ismo Ulvila, EU

Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute (WRI)



COP 24 Logistics Briefing


View of the dais during the COP 24 briefing session


Rafał Bochenek and Zuzanna Zacharewicz, COP 24 Presidency, Poland

Tomasz Chruszczow, COP 24 Presidency, Poland



Informal Consultations Throughout the Day


Koronivia joint work on agriculture family photo


Education, training and public awareness, public participation, and public access to information to enhance actions (ACE) family photo


SBI informal consultations on national adaptiation plans (NAPs)

SBSTA informal consultations on Article 10.4, development and transfer of technologies


APA informal consultations on the global stocktake


APA informal consultations on the Adaptation Fund


Around the Venue


Members of the G-77/China huddle in the corridors


Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, and COP 23 President, Fiji, greets Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (left) and Georg Børsting, Norway (right)


Todd Stern, WRI

Laura Merrill, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)



Mohamed Nasr, Egypt, and SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France

Incoming COP 24 President Michal Kurtyka, Poland


Delegates from Chile

Delegates from Senegal



Delegates read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) to keep track of negotiations






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Specific funding for coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018, has been provided by the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the European Union (EU)
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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).