Highlights and images of main proceedings for 26 May 2016

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Summary



On Thursday, the Bonn Climate Change Conference concluded. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) held closing plenaries in the morning and evening. A special joint plenary was held to thank UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres for her service, with all present congratulating her, including in song, for her leadership culminating in the Paris Agreement. In response, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Figueres thanked everyone, saying that she has “had the enormous privilege to be at your side as you made history.” In the afternoon and evening, the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) held their closing plenaries.

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SBSTA Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, SBSTA Coordinator

Manasvi Srisodapol, Thailand, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Aishath Aileen Niyaz, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Norbert Bärlocher, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

Michel Rentenaar, EU

Andrea Faulkner, Australia, speaking on
behalf of the Umbrella Group

Eddy Pérez, Climate Action Network (CAN)

Shalia Shahid, Women and Gender

Victor Kabengele wa Kadilu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

APA Consultations

Delegates during the APA consultations

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

Zhihua Chen, China

Delegates read the revised APA draft conclusions

Members of the Secretariat distribute the text

Joint Meeting of the SBI, SBSTA and APA: Farewell to Christiana Figueres

View of the dais during the joint meeting

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Aziz Mekouar, Incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Members of civil society sing 'Climate Queen,' a farewell song dedicated to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland, and Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa bid farewell

Delegates give UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres a standing ovation in recognition
of her important contribution to tackling climate change over the years

SBI Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI closing plenary

Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Senegal

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

Elena Kruspkaia Mejía Villacís, Ecuador

Mohamed Khalil, Egypt

Erwin Rose, US

Ilka Wagner, EU

Chebet Maikut, Uganda, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Emil Eduardo Calles Lossada, Venezuela

Delegates huddle during the final negotiations

APA Closing Plenary

View of the dais during the APA closing plenary

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Bouzekri Razi, COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency

Anna Serzysko, APA Rapporteur

Alejandro Rivera, Mexico, speaking on behalf of the EIG

Frances Veronica Victorio, the Philippines

Olfa Jelassi, Women and Gender

Marilyn Averill, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Jaime Hermida Castillo, Nicaragua, speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)

Johnson Hugo Cerda Shiguango, Indigenous Peoples

Héloïse Pichot, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Around the Venue

Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Delegates from Germany

Delegates from Ghana

Delegates from Thailand and Singapore speak informally

Delegates in plenary

Incoming UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa sits with members of the UNFCCC Secretariat

Headsets available for delegates

Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC Secretariat, speaks with delegates

Wael Hmaidan, CAN, with UNFCCC Executive
Secretary Christiana Figueres

Observers watch proceedings from the balcony

Members of the Arab Group meet informally

World Conference Center Bonn security staff

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres enters the venue for her final session with the UNFCCC

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa thanks delegates for welcoming her into the UNFCCC process

Delegates use a 'poken' to gather materials during the paperless conference

An information booth for COP 22/CMP 12 in Marrakech

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the meeting (L-R): Kiara Worth; Beate Antonich; Virginia Wiseman; Jen Allan; Mari Luomi; Alice Bisiaux; Rishikesh Ram Bhandary; and Nancy Williams

Participants