Highlights and images for 8 September 2018



A Thai fisherwoman describes how climate change is impacting her livelihood, as part of the global 'Rise for Climate' mobilization

On Saturday, the Bangkok Climate Change Conference continued for its penultimate day of negotiations on the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP). Countries discussed issues related to, inter alia:

  • common timeframes for nationally determined contributions (NDCs);
  • market and non-market approaches;
  • accounting of financial resources;
  • response measures;
  • adaptation communication;
  • the Adaptation Fund;
  • possible additional PAWP items;
  • the global stocktake; and
  • implementation and compliance.

In the afternoon, heads of delegation met with the Presiding Officers of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). A briefing by the Incoming COP Presidency on preparations and arrangements for COP 24 in Poland also took place. Negotiations are scheduled to continue and conclude on Sunday. For extensive details on the day’s negotiations and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and daily reports from the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has publish a summary and analysis report from the Conference.


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Informal Consultations throughout the Day
SBSTA informal consultations on matters related to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (market and non-market approaches)
APA informal consultations on further guidance in relation to adaptation communication
APA informal consultations on implementation and compliance
SBI informal consultations on modalities and procedures for a public registry (adaptation communication)
Delegates huddle during the SBI/SBSTA informal consultations on the report of the Adaptation Committee and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
SBI informal consultations on common timeframes for NDCs
SBI/SBSTA contact group on response measures
View of the dais during the APA informal consultations on further matters except the Adaptation Fund
Briefing by the Incoming COP 24 Presidency
Marcela Main Sancha, Secretary to the COP, and Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Incoming COP 24 Presidency, during the briefing
Satryo Bramono Brotodiningrat, Indonesia
Joseph Teo Choon Heng, Singapore
Gertraud Wollansky, EU
Yungratna Srivastava, Youth NGOs (YOUNGOs)
Delegates during the briefing
Global 'Rise for Climate' Mobilization
Members of civil society gather outside the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) as part of the global 'Rise for Climate' mobilization, calling on leaders to commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits

Thai fishers and farmers hold signs indicating how climate change is affecting their livelihoods

Participants in the event march to the UNESCAP building
Participants urge delegates to 'rise for climate' and take a stand for climate justice in the negotiations
Youth from Thailand join in the action
Around the Venue
SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France, speaks with Wael Aboulmagd, Egypt
Jacob Werksman, EU, speaks with Trigg Talley, US
Helmut Hojesky, Austria, speaks with a delegate
Maesela Kekana and Richard Sherman, South Africa
Members of civil society consult informally
SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini, eSwatini

Groups huddle throughout the day as the negotiations continue

Taras Bebeshko, Ukraine
Marcela Main Sancha, Secretary to the COP
Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary (right)
Andrei Pilipchuk, Belarus
Bishwa Nath Oli and Maheshwar Dhakal, Nepal
Delegates from the EU
Paul Oquist Kelley, Nicaragua, speaks with delegates from the Latin America region
Isabel Di Carlo Quero, Venezuela, and Philip Weech, the Bahamas

Delegates between sessions

Nanna Birk, Bridget Burns, Taily Terena, and Ndivile Mokoena, Women and Gender
Harjeet Singh, ActionAid International, and Lina Dabbagh, Climate Action Network (CAN) International (left)