Highlights and images of main proceedings for 30 April 2018

Germany

Summary



On Monday, parties at the Bonn Climate Change Conference focused on launching substantive work by establishing negotiating groups. Plenary meetings of the three main negotiating bodies, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) made good progress, with each body working through its agenda without major disagreements. In the evening, the three bodies held a joint plenary to hear statements from parties and observer organizations.

In the afternoon, several of the negotiating groups held their first meetings and started substantive negotiations on issues such as agriculture, technology, finance, market and non-market mechanisms, and adaptation.

Throughout the day, a training workshop also took place to consider economic modelling tools related to the work programme on response measures. Its aim was to understand and quantify the cross-border impacts of climate-related policies (i.e., response measures).

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 digital coverage, daily reports, daily videos, and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - April/May 2018. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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SBSTA Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA opening plenary

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Ian Fry, Tuvalu

Chen Zhihua, China

Abdalah Mokssit, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Delegates during the SBSTA opening plenary

SBI Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI opening plenary

SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland

Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary

Thiago de Araújo Mendes, Chair of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications for Non-Annex I Parties (CGE)

Aderito Manuel Fernandes Santana, São Tomé and Príncipe

Adão Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste

APA Opening Plenary

View of the dais during the APA opening plenary

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

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa speaks with APA Co-Chairs Jo Tyndall and Sarah Baashan, and Sergey Kononov, APA Coordinator

Joint Session for Statements

View of the dais during the joint session for statements

Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Boriana Kamenova, EU

Mohamed Nasr, Gabon, speaking on behalf of the African Group

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

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

Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Gebru Jember, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, speaking on behalf of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN)

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

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

SBI/SBSTA In-forum Training Workshop

SBI/SBSTA in-forum training workshop on the use of economic modelling tools related to the areas of the work programme on response measures

Alicia Bagasra, New Zealand

Bert Saveyn, EU

Morgenie Pillay, South Africa

Co-Facilitator Andrei Marcu, Panama

Ama Essel, Ghana

Contact Groups and Informal Sessions Throughout the Day

SBSTA contact group on matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

SBSTA informal consultations on the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP)

Informal consultations on Koronivia joint work on agriculture

Around the Venue

Members of the UNFCCC Secretariat gather on the podium

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, speaks with Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago

Delegates speak informally

Delegates read the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)
curtain raiser to prepare for the start of the meeting

Delegates between sessions

Delegates speak informally

Participants