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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

16-26 May 2016 | Bonn, Germany

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres bids farewell
to delegates attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference

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SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres;
Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary; APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand;
and SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

On Thursday, the Bonn Climate Change Conference concluded. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) held closing plenaries in the morning and evening. A special joint plenary was held to thank UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres for her service, with all present congratulating her, including in song, for her leadership culminating in the Paris Agreement. In response, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Figueres thanked everyone, saying that she has “had the enormous privilege to be at your side as you made history.” In the afternoon and evening, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) held their closing plenaries.

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SBSTA Closing Plenary


View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary


SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator


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

Aishath Aileen Niyaz, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)


Michel Rentenaar, EU

Andrea Faulkner, Australia, speaking on
behalf of the Umbrella Group


Eddy Pérez, Climate Action Network (CAN)

Shalia Shahid, Women and Gender

Victor Kabengele wa Kadilu, Democratic Republic of the Congo



APA Consultations


Delegates during the APA consultations


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

Zhihua Chen, China


Delegates read the revised APA draft conclusions


Members of the Secretariat distribute the text


Joint Meeting of the SBI, SBSTA and APA: Farewell to Christiana Figueres


View of the dais during the joint meeting


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa


Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Aziz Mekouar, Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency


Members of civil society sing 'Climate Queen,' a farewell song dedicated to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres


APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland, and Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa bid farewell


Delegates give UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres a standing ovation in recognition
of her important contribution to tackling climate change over the years


SBI Closing Plenary


View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary


Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Senegal

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland


Elena Kruspkaia Mejía Villacís, Ecuador

Mohamed Khalil, Egypt

Erwin Rose, US


Ilka Wagner, EU

Chebet Maikut, Uganda, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Emil Eduardo Calles Lossada, Venezuela


Delegates huddle during the final negotiations


APA Closing Plenary


View of the dais during the APA closing plenary


APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Bouzekri Razi, COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency


Anna Serzysko, APA Rapporteur

Alejandro Rivera, Mexico, speaking on behalf of the EIG

Frances Veronica Victorio, the Philippines


Olfa Jelassi, Women and Gender

Marilyn Averill, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Jaime Hermida Castillo, Nicaragua, speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)


Johnson Hugo Cerda Shiguango, Indigenous Peoples

Héloïse Pichot, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)


Around the Venue


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


Delegates from Germany

Delegates from Ghana


Delegates from Thailand and Singapore speak informally

Delegates in plenary


Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa sits with members of the UNFCCC Secretariat


Headsets available for delegates

Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC Secretariat, speaks with delegates


Wael Hmaidan, CAN, with UNFCCC Executive
Secretary Christiana Figueres

Observers watch proceedings from the balcony



Members of the Arab Group meet informally

World Conference Center Bonn security staff


UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres enters the venue for her final session with the UNFCCC

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa thanks delegates for welcoming her into the UNFCCC process



Delegates use a 'poken' to gather materials during the paperless conference


An information booth for COP 22/CMP 12 in Marrakech


International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the meeting (L-R): Kiara Worth; Beate Antonich; Virginia Wiseman; Jen Allan; Mari Luomi; Alice Bisiaux; Rishikesh Ram Bhandary; and Nancy Williams



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).