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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

16-26 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

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Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa walks
with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

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Members of civil society participate in a football match to 'score a long-term goal of 1.5°C'

On Wednesday, the Bonn Climate Change Conference continued with the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) meeting in open-ended informal consultations in the morning. A Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on effective policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for adaptation planning and implementation took place in the morning and early afternoon. In the afternoon, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) held the first part of its closing plenary. Contact groups and informal consultations under the SBI and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) convened throughout the day.

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APA Consultations


Delegates in the APA consultations


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

Qian Zhou, China


Ismail Zahir, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Adriana Murillo, Costa Rica, speaking on behalf of the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC)

Peter Horne, Australia



Christina Voigt, Norway

Kevin Herman, Canada

Kaveh Guilanpour, EU



Open-Ended Informal Consultations by Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency


View of the dais during the open-ended informal consultations


Aziz Mekouar, Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Sandea de Wet, South Africa


Trigg Talley, US

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking
on behalf of AOSIS

Birama Diarra, Mali, speaking on
behalf of the African Group



Contact Group on the Impact of the Implementation of Response Measures


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


Morgenie Pillay, South Africa

Co-Facilitator Andrei Marcu, Panama


SBI Plenary


View of the dais during the SBI plenary


SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Adao Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste


Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Erwin Rose, US

Yang Weifeng, China


SBI/SBSTA Technical Expert Meeting on Adaptation: Effective Policy Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements for Adaptation Planning and Implementation


Opening panel for the Technical Expert Meeting


Aziz Mekouar, Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Facilitator Anne Hammill, International Institute
for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Evans Kaseke, Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM)

Hrin Nei Thiam, Myanmar

Akio Takemoto, Japan



Civil Society Action


Members of civil society participate in a sporting stunt urging negotiators to 'score a long-term goal of 1.5°C'




Around the Venue



Delegates meet between sessions


SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland, speaks with a delegate

Ismo Ulvila, EU, with future climate activist Susanna Kulovesi


Delegates from the US, Canada, Japan and Australia

Henrik Eriksen, Norway, speaks with a delegate


Priscilla Mbarumun Achakpa, Nigeria, with
Angelina Ama Tutuah Mensah, Ghana

Yerima Peter Tarfa and Bello Yankuzo Sani, Nigeria,
with Richard Muyungi, Tanzania



Bernarditas Muller, Bolivia, speaks with delegates

Delegates review a document


Delegates around the venue






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