Highlights and images of main proceedings for 8 May 2017

Germany

Summary



The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened on Monday, 8 May. During the day, the opening plenaries of the 46th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46), as well as of the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3) took place. Recalling the “unprecedented and swift” entry into force of the Paris Agreement, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa observed that the political momentum continues and stressed the urgency of the task to ensure the full and transparent implementation of the Agreement.

In the afternoon, a roundtable on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (cooperative approaches) and a Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on mitigation, focusing on urban and land use issues, met. Contact groups and informal groups on several items also met in the afternoon.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided digital coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

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Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Plenary

View of the dais during the SBSTA plenary

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

SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize

Abdullahi Majeed, Maldives, speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia

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

Carola Iñiguez, Ecuador, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Harry Vreuls, EU

Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi, Iran

Prerna Bozman, Third World Network, Environmental NGOs

Kate Cahoon, Women and Gender

Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) Plenary

View of the dais during the SBI plenary

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland

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

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Mohamed Nasr, Egypt

Adérito Manuel Fernandes Santana, São Tome and Príncipe, reporting on behalf of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)

Felipe Ferreira, Brazil

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

View of the dais during the APA plenary

APA Co-Chairs Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, and Jo Tyndall, New Zealand

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the EIG

Chen Zhihua, China, speaking on behalf of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC)

Hussein Alfa Nafo, Mali, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Marcia Levaggi, Argentina, speaking on behalf of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Patrick Suckling, Australia, on behalf of the Umbrella Group

Mehmet Emin Birpınar, Turkey

Sven Harmeling, Climate Action Network (CAN) International, Environmental NGOs

Jonas Haller, Youth NGOs

Gunnar Steinsholt, Trade Union NGOs

Roundtable Discussions among Parties in Relation to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Amy Steen, UNFCCC Secretariat; SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller; Co-Facilitator Hugh Sealy, Maldives; and Co-Facilitator Kelley Kizzier, EU

Delegates participate in roundtable discussions

Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on Mitigation

(L-R) Manuel Araujo, Mayor, Quelimane, Mozambique; Nick Nuttal, UNFCCC Spokesperson; Martin Frick, Director, Climate and Energy Division, FAO; Toby Hedger, UNFCCC Secretariat; and Victoria Novikova, UNFCCC Secretariat

Krishna Chandra Paudel, Nepal

Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition

Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network

Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Secretariat

Ramamurthi Sreedhar, Environics Trust

Around the Venue

Delegates between sessions

SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland (right)

Aziz Mekouar, Morocco, COP 22 / CMP 12 Presidency

Delegates watch proceedings from the balcony

Delegates from Nepal

Kishan Kumarsingh, Trinidad and Tobago, speaks with delegates

Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia, speaks with Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Participants