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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

16-26 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

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Flags fly outside the venue on the eighth day of the meeting


Delegates discuss initiatives to catalyze action

On Tuesday, the Bonn Climate Change Conference continued with the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) meeting in open-ended informal consultations throughout the day. The first ever Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on adaptation convened in the morning and afternoon, to discuss enhancing the implementation of adaptation action. Informal consultations under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) met throughout the day.

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APA Consultations

Delegates attend the APA informal session throughout the day

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

Atif Al-Jumaili, Kuwait, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Alaa Aljahdali, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Stephen Walter, New Zealand

Fatuma Hussein, Kenya, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Felipe Ferreira, Brazil

Elias Abourizk, Canada

Alejandro Rivera Becerra, Mexico

Ravi Prasad, India

Aya Yoshida, Japan

Delegates attending the session

Natalie Ross-Lapointe, Australia

Aksel Hillestad, Norway

Brian Mantlana, South Africa, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Nicole Wilke, EU

Andrew Rakestraw, US

Delegates stand against the wall and sit on the floor to listen to deliberations

SBI/SBSTA Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation: Enhancing the Implementation of Adaptation Action

View of the dais during the opening panel

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Farhana Yamin, Track 0 and Chatham House

Laurence Tubiana,
COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Don Lemmen, Co-Chair of the
Adaptation Committee

Minpeng Chen, Co-Chair of the
Adaptation Committee

Dhrupad Choudhury, International Centre for
Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Vositha Wijenayake, Climate Action Network (CAN)

Breakout groups for the Technical Expert Meeting

Special Event by the Presidencies: Issues Related to the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

View of the dais

Tania Gabriela Osejo Carrillo, World Food Programme (WFP)

Aziz Mekouar, Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on impact of the implementation of response measures: improved forum and work programme

SBI informal consultations on capacity-building
for developing countries

SBSTA informal consultations on issues relating to agriculture

SBSTA informal consultations on cooperative approaches under the Paris Agreement

Around the Venue

Carlos Gentile, Argentina, speaks with delegates

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, and Kishan Kumarsingh,
Trinidad and Tobago

Trigg Talley, US, speaks with delegates

Valinavho Khavhagali, South Africa

Members of civil society meet throughout the day

Delegates between sessions

A delegate reads the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD RS) website

Delegates look at materials on display

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, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).