Highlights and images of main proceedings for 18 May 2017

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Summary



The Bonn Climate Change Conference met for its final day on Thursday, 18 May. In the morning, the closing plenary for the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) convened and suspended. The SBSTA gaveled to a close at 7:54pm.

In the afternoon, the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) convened. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, incoming COP 23 President, Fiji, addressed the plenary, underscoring that “those who are most vulnerable must be heard” and stated that COP 23 will forge a coalition to uphold and advance the Paris Agreement. The SBI took several decisions and then suspended. The SBI gaveled to a close at 7:37pm.

In the late afternoon, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3) contact group met and continued to work into the evening. Saying "the clock is ticking," APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan (Saudi Arabia) suspended APA 1-3 at 9:29pm.

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High-Level Meetings with the Prime Minister of Fiji

A roundtable discussion between the incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency and the COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji, and incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 President

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa 

A roundtable discussion is held with the Prime Minister of Fiji and the COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji; and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji, and incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 President

Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency; Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency; and Hamza Tber, Morocco COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA closing plenary

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Victor Kabengele Wa Kadilu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jesus Guerra Bell, Cuba, speaking on behalf of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)

Juan Carlos Arredondo Brun, Mexico, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)

Abdullah K. Tawlah, Saudi Arabia

Catherine Stewart, Canada

Kay Harrison, New Zealand

Marilyn Averill, Research and Independent NGOs (RINGOs)

Côme Girschig, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Indigenous Peoples

Deborah Mugerwa Nalwanga, Women and Gender

Eddy Pérez, Climate Action Network (CAN), speaking on behalf of Environmental NGOs (ENGOs)

Rachel Kennerley, Friends of the Earth International, speaking on behalf of ENGOs

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Closing Plenary

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji, arrives at the plenary

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

View of the dais during the SBI plenary

Bernarditas Muller, Philippines, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Trigg Talley, US

Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Mamadou Honadia, Burkino Faso

Ghalia Benziouche, Algeria

Mohamed Nasr, Egypt

Delegates huddle to discuss a way forward with SBI conclusions

Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) Closing Plenary

The draft APA negotiating text is distributed to delegates

Delegates from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize, and Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Ian Fry, Ethiopia, speaking on behalf of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Xolisa Ngwadla, South Africa, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Henrik Eriksen, Norway

Nicole Wilke, EU

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives

Reinaldo Salgado, Brazil

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the EIG

Around the Venue

Delegates from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Nazhat Shameem Khan, Fiji, incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 Presidency

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Fiji, and incoming COP 23 / CMP 13 President

Horacio Peluffo, UNFCCC Secretariat; Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency; and Hamza Tber, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Delegates from South Sudan

Delegates from Botswana

Delegates from Sudan

Delegates from The Gambia

Chebet Maikut, Uganda

Collin Beck, Solomon Islands

Delegates speak informally

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) team covering the negotiations: Claudia Friedrich, Germany; Aaron Cosbey, Canada; Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Nepal/US; Annelies Van Gaalen, South Africa; Jen Allan, Canada; Alice Bisiaux, France/Spain; Mari Luomi, Finland/UAE; Beate Antonich, Germany/US; and Kiara Worth, South Africa

Participants