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28th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies and Sessions of the AWGs

2-13 June 2008
Bonn, Germany

Highlights from Friday, 13 June

6:00 pm local time, Bonn, Germany

SBI, SBSTA CONCLUDE THEIR WORK AS BONN CLIMATE TALKS END

The Bonn climate change talks have concluded with the closing of the SBI plenary. The end of the SBI followed the conclusion of the SBSTA earlier on Friday, which adopted its report and concluded its work shortly after midday. The AWG-LCA and AWG-KP concluded their work on Thursday evening.
The closing SBI plenary was delayed slightly delayed due to the conclusions on the second review of the  Protocol under Article 9  having been adopted only on Friday afternoon.". With delegates unable to agree on text on the second review, which is taking place at COP/MOP 4 in Poznan, Poland, in December, negotiations continued through Thursday night, Friday morning and into Friday afternoon. However, a compromise was eventually agreed under consultations facilitated by Ana Maria Kleymeyer (Argentina) and Adrian Macey (New Zealand).
Closing the SBI session, Chair Asadi said he was generally pleased with the outcomes from Bonn and emphasized that there is no alternative to multilateralism and finding “common solutions to common problems.” He declared the meeting closed at 5:34 pm. Photo: The podium during the final SBI plenary

 

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SBSTA: Plenary
Roberto Acosta, SBSTA Coordinator, and SBSTA Chair Helen Plume
 
 

Kishan Kumarshingh, Trinidad and Tobago, co-chair of the contact group on the Nairobi Work Programme, and Kunihiko Shimada, Japan, co-chair of the contact group on technology transfer under SBSTA (left photo).
Horacio Peluffo, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Lillian Portilo, Paraguay, and Co-Chair of the contact group on reducing emissions from deforestation (right photo)

 
 
On Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Kuwait (left photo) lamented the lack of progress due to a few parties on the issue of CCS under CDM. Saudi Arabia (right photo) opposed the draft conclusions because they did not provide for an in session roundtable to exchange information on CCS under the CDM.
 
 
Mohammad Reazuddin, Bangladesh, and Gertraud Wollansky, Austria, co-facilitators of the informal consultations on CCS (left photo). Nepalese delegation (right photo).
 
 
Delegates during the final SBSTA plenary (left photo). Delegates from Barbados and Saudi Arabia (right photo).
 
 
A view of the podium during the closing plenary.
 
SBI: Plenary
 
Vitaly Matsarski, Secretariat, SBI Chair Bagher Asadi, Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, Secretariat, and Florin Vladu, Secretariat.
 
 
Sergey Tulinov and Yulia Dobrolyubova, Russian Federation, and recent newlyweds (left photo). Participants finding a place to sit in the filled SBI plenary.
 
 

Second review of the Kyoto Protocol (SBI)

 
 
Adrian Macey, New Zealand, who facilitated the informal consultations, speaks with Jennifer Kerr, Canada, and Harald Winkler, South Africa left photo). The negotiating room (right photo).
 
 
Javad Khei, Iran, and Manjeev Singh Puri, India (left photo) and the fully-packed negotiating room (right photo).
 
 
Delegates from Brazil and Argentina (left photo) and delegates outside the negotiating room (right photo)
 
Press Conferences
 
 
UNFCCC closing press conference
 
 
AWG-LCA Luiz Machado, Brazil, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer during the UNFCCC press conference
 
 
Climate Action Network press conference (left to right): Bill Hare, Cynthia Awuor and Kathrin Gutmann (left photo) and Li Yan (right photo)
 
Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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