Highlights and images for 22 June 2019



Highlights for Saturday, 22 June 2019

Representatives from Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs) demonstrate in the hallway, calling for six fundamental building blocks of human rights to be considered in Article 6, without which they say it will not be able to establish a new market mechanism.

IPCC-49 The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Saturday, wrapping up its first week. As draft decisions, conclusions, and other texts started to trickle throughout the meeting rooms, areas of agreement and disagreement crystallized.On some highly-salient, and therefore sensitive, issues, agreement was elusive. Delegates could not agree to a procedural conclusions on common timeframes, (the length of time for countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs), or on conclusions related to research and systemic observation.The depth of disagreement was clear in confrontational discussions regarding the membership of the Adaptation Fund Board, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5°C of Global Warming. One delegate intimated that the “gentleperson’s agreement” on how to consider the IPCC report “was broken.”Parties consideration of the Lima Work Programme on Gender and the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation concluded, marking some of the first finalized texts of the conference. With four negotiation days left, several delegates wondered about the extent of progress made thus far, and what they would be sending forward to the next meeting in Chile.For more details on the day's events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2019, which is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Third Meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building
Family photo of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB).
Jennifer Hanna, Dominican Republic
Roberta Ianna, Italy
Gregg Walker, Oregon State University, takes notes during the session.
Consultations throughout the Day
SBI informal consultations on matters relating to the Adaptation Fund: membership of the Adaptation Fund Board.
SBSTA informal consultations on matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Delegates huddle during the SBI informal consultations on development and transfer of technologies: Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer.
SBI informal consultations on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings.
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 informal consultations on training programme for technical experts participating in the technical expert review.
Delegates huddle during the SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the terms of reference for the 2019 review of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM).
Delegates speak informally between sessions.
Consultative Group of Experts Informal Forum
Delegates gather for the pilot Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) informal forum to engage in an implementation-focused exchange to facilitate addressing the technical assistance needs of transitioning to the enhanced transparency framework.
Co-Facilitators Mausami Desai, US, and Ziaul Haque, Bangladesh
Joko Prihatno, Indonesia
Justin Goodwin, Aether
Daniel Benefor, Ghana
Delegates ask the panelists questions.
World REnew Day
The first World REnew Day is held outside the venue, a live open air festival calling for a future with 100% renewable energy.
A local artist shares her artwork that highlights the need for environmental protection.
German artist Makeda performs at the concert.
Artwork on display at the festival.
Around the Venue
Delegates from the EU discuss the negotiating text on screen.
Trigg Talley, US
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives
Delegates from Oxfam International, ActionAid International, and CARE International meet informally.
Article 6 Co-Facilitators Peer Stiansen, Norway, and Hugh Sealy, Barbados
Gebru Jember Endalew, Ethiopia, speaks with Ian Fry, Tuvalu
Delegates from Austria
Funanani Muremi and Dinah Thalakgale, South Africa
Delegates from Papua New Guinea
Delegates enjoy a moment between sessions.
Andrei Marcu, Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, and Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland
Ismail El Gizouli, Sudan, speaks with Anna Schulz, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
UN Security
Deleagtes from Germany
Materials around the venue.


Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions