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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015

1-11 June 2015 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Thursday, 11 June 2015

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The Bonn Climate Change Conference concluded on Thursday, 11 June. In the morning, three facilitated groups took place under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) on adaptation and loss and damage, transparency, and compliance and implementation. In the afternoon, the ADP contact group convened to discuss the Co-Chairs’ proposal on how to move forward, followed by a brief closing plenary. The ADP suspended its second session at 4:46pm.

In the morning, the closing plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) took place, inter alia, adopting conclusions on response measures and on methodological considerations for REDD+, which forwarded draft decisions for consideration by COP 21/CMP 11. The SBSTA closed at 11:40am.

In the afternoon, the closing plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) took place. The SBI adopted conclusions on, inter alia, matters relating to the mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol, capacity building, Convention Article 6 (education, training and public awareness) and administrative, financial and institutional matters. The SBI agreed to forward draft decisions for consideration by COP 21/CMP 11 on matters relating to the least developed countries (LDCs), Convention Article 6 and the programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017. The SBI closed at 5:13pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015, which took place from 1 to 11 June 2015, from Bonn, Germany. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF format. Available in ENB Mobile at:

NGOs call for an energy revolution

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with YOUNGOs (Photo courtesy of the UNFCCC)

NGOs stage a die-in outside the conference room calling for action on climate change


ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf gavels the ADP plenary to a close

Jorge Voto-Bernales, Peru and COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency

Laurence Tubiana, France and COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

A view of the dais during the closing ADP plenary (l-r): UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley, ADP Secretary Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder, Andrew Higham, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat

A view of the dais during facilitated discussions on adaptation

Juan Hoffmeister, Bolivia, with Andrea Guerrero, Colombia

Hamid Al Sadoon, Saudi Arabia

Delegates from Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina during the morning adaptation discussions

SBI and SBI Closing Plenaries

SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal gavels SBSTA 42 to a close


Delegates during the SBSTA plenary


Delegates from Australia and Armenia during the SBSTA plenary


Sandea De Wet, South Africa, speaking for the G-77/China


SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli during the closing plenary

Abdullahi Majeed, Maldives, speaking for AOSIS


Morocco, host of COP 22/CMP 12, speaking during the SBI closing plenary

Press Conferences

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Climate Action Network press conference: Hoda Baraka,, Jaco du Toit, WWF, and Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid

EU press conference: Ilze Pruse, Latvia, for the EU Presidency, and Elina Bardram, EU

Journalists during the press conference

Other Events around the Conference Center


Around the Venue

ENB writers Anna Schulz, Mari Luomi and Annalisa Savaresi speaking with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

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Specific Funding for coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015
has been provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Union
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