Highlights and images for 1 May 2018



The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday, with negotiations on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) as the day's main focus. Topics discussed included finance, mitigation, transparency, global stocktake, adaptation and the committee to facilitate the Paris Agreement's implementation and promote compliance. These discussions took place under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) through various contact groups and informal consultations.

Negotiations also took place on other items under the SBI and SBSTA. Issues discussed included technology, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the Adaptation Committee, research and systematic observation, and reporting.

In addition, three workshops took place throughout the day, on:

  • economic modeling tools related to the work programme on response measures;
  • the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) Platform; and
  • education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information to enhance actions under the Paris Agreement (ACE).

For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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APA Contact Group

View of the dais during the APA contact group

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

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

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

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

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

Mona Al-Attas, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Collin Beck, Solomon Islands

APA family photo

Multi-stakeholder Workshop of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) Platform

Frank Ettawageshik, National Congress of American Indians, opens the session with a prayer

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Roberto Múkaro Borrero, Indigenous Peoples Organization Representative and Co-Moderator

Participants stand during the opening prayer

Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network

Walter Schuldt Espinel, Ecuador

Karoliina Anttonen, Finland

Juan Carlos Jintiach Arcos, Ecuador

Geert Fremout, EU

Grace Balawag, Indigenous Leader Tebtebba

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples

Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Workshop

Participants gather during the ACE workshop

Ana Maria Kleymeyer, ACE Workshop Facilitator

Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC Secretariat

Deo Saran, ACE Workshop Facilitator

Laura Maanavilja, EU

Participants form break-out groups to discuss ACE-related topics

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

SBSTA informal consultations on Annex I parties' reporting under the Convention,
relating to greenhouse gas inventories, biennial reports, and national communications

SBSTA contact group on financial resources provided and mobilized through
public interventions in accordance with Paris Agreement Article 9.7

Informal consultations on further guidance on adaptation communication (APA agenda item 4)

SBI informal consultation on Paris Agreement Article 9.5, matters related to climate finance

SBSTA informal consultations on rules, modalities, and procedures for the mechanism established by Paris Agreement Article 6.4

Around the Venue

Nicole Wilke, Germany, and Johanna Lissinger-Peitz, Sweden

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, speak with Trigg Talley, US, and Patrick Suckling, Australia

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples

Delegates speak informally

Anne Maletjane, UNFCCC Secretariat

Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat

Benito Müller, Oxford Climate Policy

Security staff around the venue

A delegate makes a recording of statements

Collin Beck, Solomon Islands