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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

16-26 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

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A view of the atrium in the new World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), venue of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

Delegates gather for the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference

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The UN flag flies outside the venue

The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened on Monday. In the morning, COP 21/CMP 11 President Ségolène Royal, France, opened the session, calling on negotiators to become “builders” working from the foundation laid by the Paris Agreement. This sentiment was echoed by UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, who received a standing ovation in gratitude for her service. After opening statements, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) opening plenary took place.

In the afternoon, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) opening plenary convened, where parties, after some debate, adopted the agenda, pending further discussions on an agenda item on the registry of nationally determined contributions referred to in Article 4, paragraph 12 of the Paris Agreement. After opening several agenda items, the SBI suspended and the SBSTA opening reconvened. A SBSTA contact group, SBSTA and SBI informal consultations, and an in-session workshop on exploring financing and the use of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by international climate finance institutions also convened in the afternoon.

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Opening Plenary


Panelists during the opening plenary (L-R): Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, and COP 22/CMP 12 President-Designate; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President; June Budhooram, COP Secretary; and SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize


UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Christiana Figueres

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, and
COP 22/CMP 12 President-Designate

Ségolène Royal, COP 21/CMP 11 President


Manasvi Srisodapol, Thailand, speaking on behalf
of the G-77/China

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


Ivo de Zwaan, EU

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

Abdullahi Majeed, Maldives, speaking
on behalf of the Alliance of Small
Island States (AOSIS)


Rosilena Lindo, Panama, speaking on behalf of the Coalition
for Rainforest Nations (CfRN)

Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaking on behalf of the African Group


Paul Oquist Kelley, Nicaragua

Nedal Katbehbader, State of Palestine

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


Indira Al Dahabi, Jordan, speaking on behalf of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Ravi Prasad, India, speaking on behalf of Brazil,
South Africa, India and China (BASIC)


Prachi Rao, Women and Gender

Max van Deursen, YOUNGO

Sébastien Duyck, Climate Action
Network (CAN)


Øyvind Christophersen, Norway, speaks with Florin Vladu, Adaptation Programme Manager, UNFCCC


SBSTA Opening Plenary


SBSTA Panel: Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator; SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize; and Hanna Hoffmann, UNFCCC Secretariat


SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Ian Fry, Tuvalu


SBI Opening Plenary


SBI Plenary (L-R): Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; SBI Coordinator Katia Simeonova; SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland; Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC Secretariat; and SBI Vice-Chair Zhihua Chen, China


SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Trigg Talley, US


Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy
Executive Secretary

Khalid Muhammed Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Walter Schuldt Espinel, Ecuador


Abias Huongo, Angola

Rawleston Moore, the Global Environment Facility (GEF)


Khalid Muhammed Abuleif, Saudi Arabia, speaks with Fook Seng Kwok, Singapore, and Manasvi Srisodapol, Thailand


Exploring Financing and Use of the CDM by International Climate Finance Institutions


Panel speakers during the in-session workshop exploring financing and use of the CDM by international climate finance institutions


Eduardo Calvo, Chair of the CDM Executive Board, Peru

Silke Karcher, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Georg Børsting, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway


Delegates during the workshop


Around the Venue


Delegates before the start of plenary


Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation (center), speaks with delegates

Simon Eggleston, World Meteorological Organization (WMO),
speaks with Kiyoto Tanabe, Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC)


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with members of the Secretariat and the Moroccan
delegation following the signing of the headquarters agreement on the organization of COP 22


Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Morocco, and COP 22/CMP 12 President-Designate

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres


Delegates around the venue

Placards


Delegates write messages to 'shine light on non-economic losses' caused by climate change


Delegates around the venue






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