Highlights and images of main proceedings for 11 May 2017

Germany

Summary



The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Thursday. Informal consultations met throughout the day to discuss issues 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). The APA contact group met during the afternoon to take stock of progress.

Several mandated events also met, including: an in-session workshop to develop possible elements of the gender action plan under the UNFCCC; two Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs) on mitigation, focusing on attracting private sector investors and business solutions for ambitious mitigation actions in land use and building partnerships to accelerate implementation; and the first meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building.

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Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on Mitigation: Private Sector Engagement

Panel speakers for the TEM on mitigation, focused on attracting private sector investors and business solutions for ambitious mitigation actions in land use

Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat

Matthew Reddy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Theo de Jager, World Farmers' Organization

Conor Lennon, WBCSD

Romano De Vivo, Syngenta

Participants during the session

First Meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)

Members of the PCCB

Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Co-Chair Mohamed Nbou, Morocco

Co-Chair Matti Nummelin, Finland

Marzena Chodor, Poland

Crispin d'Auvergne, Saint Lucia

Mahawan Karuniasa, Indonesia

Richard Mfumu Lungu, Zambia

Renilde Ndayishimiye, Burundi

Participants during the session

Informal Consultations throughout the Day

APA informal consultations on adaptation communications

APA informal consultations on the global stocktake

APA informal consultations on modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework

APA informal consultation on further matters

In-Session Workshop: Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC

On the second day of the in-session workshop focused on gender, participants broke out into small groups to discuss a variety of themes, including capacity building, gender-responsive implementation, gender balance and participation, and monitoring and reporting.

Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) Contact Group

Delegates gather for the APA contact group

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Co-Facilitator for agenda item 8 - other matters

Andrew Rakestraw, US, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 5 - transparency framework

Beth Lavender, Canada, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communications

Peter Horne, Australia, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - committee to
facilitate implementation and promote compliance

Pieter Terpstra, the Netherlands, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund

Jacob Werksman, EU

Ilze Prūse, Latvia, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake

Gertraud Wollansky, Austria, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 3 - mitigation

Walter Espinel, Ecuador, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Raed Albasseet, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Dina Spörri, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

APA family photo

Civil Society Demonstration

Members of civil society line the stairs calling for nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to go up, reminding delegates they must not 'back out' of their commitments

Around the Venue

Ian Fry, Tuvalu

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC Secretariat

Members of civil society meet in the corridors

Teresa Jane Hannaway, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the youngest delegate attending the meeting

Jukka Uosukainen, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), speaks with SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Delegates between sessions

Delegates meet informally

Participants