Highlights and images of main proceedings for 7 September 2018

Thailand

Summary

Highlights for Friday, 7 September 2018

Members of civil society demonstrate outside the venue, calling for a transformation of the energy system and to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C

On Friday, negotiators at the Bangkok Climate Change Conference continued their consideration of the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Contact groups and informal consultations met throughout the day to discuss issues related to:

  • technology;
  • market and non-market approaches;
  • guidance for adaptation communication;
  • guidance for nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the context of mitigation;
  • predictability and accounting of finance;
  • transparency;
  • implementation and compliance;
  • the global stocktake; and
  • possible additional PAWP items.
  • A joint meeting of the informal consultations on the registry or registries for NDCs and adaptation communication convened in the afternoon. Informal consultations on mitigation continued late into the evening. Negotiations will continue on Saturday. For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

    IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has publish a summary and analysis report from the Conference.


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    Informal Consultations throughout the Day
    APA informal consultations on issues except the Adaptation Fund
    SBSTA informal consultations on matters related to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (market and non-market approaches)
    APA informal consultations on adaptation communication guidance
    Members of the G-77/China huddle in the corridors
    APA informal consultations on the mitigation section of NDCs
    APA informal consultations on the global stocktake
    Participants during the consultations
    Civil Society Demonstrations
    Members of civil society demonstrate outside the venue, calling for an end to 'dirty energy' and the use of fossil fuels
    Media groups cover the action
    Around the Venue
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
    Delegates from Austria
    Georg Børsting, Norway; Amjad Abdulla, Maldives; and Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago
    Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Laura Juliana Arciniegas Rojas, Colombia
    Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran
    Walter Schuldt Espinel, and Andrés Mogro, Ecuador
    Delegates from the US speak informally
    Harjeet Singh, ActionAid, speaks with delegates
    Delegates between sessions
    Issa Bado, International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) (center)
    UN Security around the venue

    Participants

    Negotiating blocs
    Group of 77 and China