Highlights for Monday, 24 June 2019
Delegates review a document in the corridors as the second week of the Bonn Climate Change Conference begins.
The Bonn Climate Change Conference began its second week of work, with delegates turning their attention to the outcomes of this session that would inform work at the next meeting in Santiago, Chile in December. On several issues, Co-Facilitators presented draft conclusions that would summarize the state of discussions on a given issue and, in some cases, set out intersessional work.On other issues, such as agriculture, and methodological issues under the Paris Agreement, parties provided their views on what those conclusions should be. Agriculture delegates continued working in the afternoon in “informal informal informal” meetings to try to bridge the gap between views on how to take forward the work of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.Looking further ahead, the 7th Action on Climate Empowerment (ACE) Dialogue delegates focused on how to enhance education, training, and public awareness and participation under the Paris Agreement. The participants rallied in breakout groups to discuss how past lessons and future priorities for policy, tools and support, non-party stakeholders, tracking progress and reporting, and international cooperation. Many left buoyed by the idea that, for people to act, they need to identify themselves in stories and to tell their stories.The Long-term Finance Workshop also thought in transformational terms, drawing connections between climate finance, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development. Grappling with the complex calculations of needs and costs of achieving sustainable development and limiting global temperature rise to well below 2°C, many recognized that actions consistent with an energy transformation could either increase or reduce the costs of achieving the SDGs.In the multilateral assessment, Australia, Croatia and Malta, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Liechtenstein and Monaco presented information on their emissions, and national efforts.For more details on the day's events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).
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Workshop on Long-Term Climate Finance
Delegates gather for the in-session workshop on long-term climate finance.
Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination, UNFCCC Secretariat
A slide showing people who have benefitted from climate finance around the world.
Co-Facilitator Mattias Frumerie, Sweden
Co-Facilitator Zaheer Fakir, South Africa
Panel speakers during the session.
Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Preety Malhotra Bhandari, Asian Development Bank
Participants listen during the session.
Delegates break out into four discussion groups focused on: provision of financial and technical support; mobilization, delivery of and access to finance; effectiveness of climate finance; and biennial submissions on strategies and approaches.
The first day of the multilateral assessment (MA) took place, part of the international assessment and review (IAR) for developed countries, where they are assessed on their progress in meeting their 2020 targets.
Patrick Suckling, Australia
Saviour Vassallo, Malta
Donald Cooper, Director of Mitigation, Data and Analysis, UNFCCC Secretariat
Anette Ejersted, Denmark
Heike Summer, Liechtenstein
Delegates from Monaco
Jaivardhan Ramanlal Bhatt, India
Carlos Fuller, Belize
7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment
The room is filled to capacity as delegates attend the 7th dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE).
George Marshall, Climate Outreach
Helmut Hojesk, Austria, and Alice Gaustad, Norway
Ardina Purbo, Indonesia
Kartikeya Sarabhai, Centre for Environment Education, India
Gregg Walker, Oregon State University, and Silke Bölts, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)
Co-Facilitators Bob Natifu, Uganda, and Roberta Ianna, Italy
Consultations throughout the Day
SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on matters relating to the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures serving the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement.
SBSTA contact group on methodological issues under the Paris Agreement.
SBSTA informal consultations on matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
SBSTA informal consultations on research and systematic observation.
SBSTA/SBI informal consultations on the Koronivia joint work on agriculture.
Family photo of Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer delegates.
Around the Venue
Carlos Lopez, UNFCCC Secretariat
Catherine Abreu, Climate Action Network (CAN) Canada
Delegates from Saudi Arabia and South Africa
Jacob Werksman, EU
Chen Zhihua and Liu Yingzhi, China
Cleo Verkuijl, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Eddy Pérez, CAN
Straws made from bamboo and take-away containers made from sugarcane bagasse are on display, part of an initiative by Greenway International to empower women in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, and other African countries to engage in sustainable and environmentally-friendly enterprises.
Anju Sharma, Oxford Climate Policy