Highlights and images of main proceedings for 17 May 2017

Germany

Summary



The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday, 17 May. Throughout the day, informal consultations and contact groups met to discuss various issues under the forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46), as well as the third part of the first session on the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3). The APA contact group met in the afternoon and evening.

Throughout the day, mandated events convened. The Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation met all day, focusing on how national adaptation plans can enable linkages between national and subnational development planning processes and strategies. In the afternoon, the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform continued discussions.

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Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)/Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Expert Meeting (TEM): Adaptation

Delegates gather for the second day of the Technical Expert Meeting on adaptation

Akio Takemoto, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Musonda Mumba, UN Environment

Beth Lavender, Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) Member

Benjamin Karmorh, Environment Protection Agency, Liberia

Sione Fulivai, Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Tonga

Delegates ask questions through an online platform

Delegates share ideas with their neighbors

Delegates during the session

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

View of the dais during the APA contact group

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Co-Facilitator for agenda item 8 - other matters

Nicolas Zambrano Sanchez, Ecuador, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communications

Janine Felson, Belize, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance

Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake

Xiang Gao, China, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 5 - transparency framework

Sin Liang Cheah, Singapore, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 3 - mitigation

María del Pilar Bueno, Argentina, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund

Delegates read the draft conclusions presented by the Co-Chairs

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

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

Gebru Jember, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Ravi Prasad, India

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

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

Kim Carnahan, US

Delegates from the EIG

Delegates speak with APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Delegates from the LMDCs

Delegates from the African Group

Delegates from the LDCs

Delegates from the Umbrella Group

Delegates huddle to discuss a way forward for the APA

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the Operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

Delegates gather for the second day of the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Grace Balawag, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)

Pamela Rocha, Ecuador

Koko Warner, UNFCCC Secretariat

Geert Fremout, EU

Ella Havnevik Giske, Norway

Julio Cordano, Chile

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNSRRIP)

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, IIPFCC

Inka Saara Arttijeff, Sámi Parliament, Finland

Sébastien Duyck, speaking on behalf of Environmental, Trade Union and Youth NGOs, Women and Gender, and Farmers

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa applauds the work done during the session

Francois Paulette, IIPFCC (center), leads the group in a prayer to close the session

Around the Venue

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa arrives at the venue

Delegates huddle to discuss budget issues

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize, speaks with delegates

Delegates gather outside of Chamber Hall

Horacio Peluffo, UNFCCC Secretariat

Delegates from Austria and Luxembourg

Delegates from Argentina and Saudi Arabia speak informally

Delegates from Brazil

Delegates between sessions

Security staff at the World Conference Center Bonn

Participants