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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

16-26 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

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Newly elected APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia (left) and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand (center),
speak with members of the Secretariat

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A sign around the venue

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday morning with the opening of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) and a Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) informal consultation. In the afternoon, several contact groups and informal consultations under the SBSTA and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) convened. The SBI and SBSTA plenaries resumed to hear opening statements and consider outstanding agenda items. A SBSTA workshop on types of revegetation activities potentially eligible as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities also took place in the afternoon.

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APA Opening Plenary


Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, and Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency, applaud the election of the new APA Co-Chairs


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/
CMP 11 Presidency


Zamba Batjargal, Mongolia

María Laura Rojas Vallejo, Colombia, speaking on behalf of the Independent Alliance of Latin America and the Carribean (AILAC)


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

Ivo de Zwaan, EU

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


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

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

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


Isabel Teresa Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)

Olga Vavilonskaya, Belarus


Tunga Bhadra Rai,
Indigenous Peoples

Norine Kennedy, Business and Industry NGOs (BINGOs)

Anabella Rosemberg, Trade Union NGOs (TUNGOs)



SBI Plenary


View of the dais during the SBI plenary


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland


Lydie-Line Paroz, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Inga Fritzen Buan,
Climate Action Network (CAN)

Franziska Loibl, Women and Gender


SBI Vice-Chair Zhihua Chen, China

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo


SBSTA Plenary


View of the dais during the SBSTA plenary


SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Alejandro Rivera, Mexico


Marilyn Averill, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Katherine Sawyer, Climate Justice Now! (CJN!)


Contact Groups


SBSTA/SBI joint contact group on the scope of the next periodic review of the long-term global goal
under the Convention, and of overall progress towards achieving it


SBI contact group on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings


SBI/SBSTA joint contact group on impact of the implementation of response measures: improved forum and work programme


SBSTA In-Session Workshop


Panel speakers for a SBSTA in-session workshop to identify the types of revegetation activities
potentially eligible as project activities under the CDM


Co-Chair Maya Hunt, New Zealand

Co-Chair José Antonio Prado, Chile


Ivan Dario Valencia, Colombia

Belinda Margono, Indonesia



Around the Venue


Delegates gather in the foyer before the start of plenary


Delegates meet informally


El Hadji Mbaye Diagne and Mamadou Diobe Gueye, Senegal

Delegates from Norway


Translation headsets


Delegates between sessions


A delegate looks at a photography
exhibition about COP 21/CMP 11

Heinz Sturm, International Clean Energy Partnership Foundation, test drives a 'zero emissions' car on display at the venue






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