Highlights and images for 3 May 2018



A key focus area on Thursday was the negotiations under the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), which needs to be finalized by COP 24 in December. A range of topics were taken up during the day, including mitigation and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), finance, the transparency framework, and the mechanism to facilitate the Agreement's implementation and promote compliance. Negotiating groups also met to discuss various other issues on the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) agendas.

Capacity building and loss and damage featured among the other key themes on Thursday. The Suva Expert Dialogue on issues related to loss and damage continued for the second day. In addition, the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) held its second meeting, along with the seventh Durban Forum on Capacity-Building. The tenth session of the SBSTA research dialogue also took place.

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.

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Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB)

Members of the PCCB

Co-Chair Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Co-Chair Marzena Chodor, Poland

Matti Nummelin, Finland

Kakhaberi Mdivani, Georgia

Jeniffer Hanna, Dominican Republic

Crispin d'Auvergne, Saint Lucia

Richard Mfumu Lungu, Zambia

Mahawan Karuniasa, Indonesia

Renilde Ndayishimiye, Burundi

Delegates during the session

Informal Consultations Throughout the Day

APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 13, transparency framework

Informal consultations on the report of the Adaptation Committee and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Informal consultations on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings

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

APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 4.12, public registry

APA informal consultations on Agreement Article 15, compliance

Seventh Durban Forum

Delegates attending the seventh Durban Forum on Capacity-Building

Rita Mishaan, Co-Facilitator

SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, Swaziland

Ruth Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda

Russell Wiles, Co-Facilitator

Yamide Dagnet, NDC Partnership / WRI

Delegates discuss matters in breakout groups

Tenth Research Dialogue

View of the panelists during the research dialogue

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France

Shobhakar Dhakal, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Amanda Lynch, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Salvatore Aricò, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Nicola Tollin, University of Southern Denmark

Sakhile Koketso, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Participants during the session

Delegates visit the poster display as part of the research dialogue

Around the Venue

Delegates gather at the start of the day

Delegates read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin to keep track of negotiations

Enrique Konstantinidis, Climate Action Network (CAN)

SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, speaks with Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jim Skea, IPCC, and Mohammed Al Shamsi, Saudi Arabia

Delegates between sessions


Negotiating blocs
Least Developed Countries