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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015

1-11 June 2015 | Bonn, Germany


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Highlights from Thursday, 11 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference concluded on Thursday, 11 June. In the morning, three facilitated groups took place under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) on adaptation and loss and damage, transparency, and compliance and implementation. In the afternoon, the ADP contact group convened to discuss the Co-Chairs’ proposal on how to move forward, followed by a brief closing plenary. The ADP suspended its second session at 4:46pm.

In the morning, the closing plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) took place, inter alia, adopting conclusions on response measures and on methodological considerations for REDD+, which forwarded draft decisions for consideration by COP 21/CMP 11. The SBSTA closed at 11:40am.

In the afternoon, the closing plenary of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) took place. The SBI adopted conclusions on, inter alia, matters relating to the mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol, capacity building, Convention Article 6 (education, training and public awareness) and administrative, financial and institutional matters. The SBI agreed to forward draft decisions for consideration by COP 21/CMP 11 on matters relating to the least developed countries (LDCs), Convention Article 6 and the programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017. The SBI closed at 5:13pm.

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NGOs call for an energy revolution

NGOs stage a die-in outside the conference room calling for action on climate change

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with YOUNGOs (Photo courtesy of the UNFCCC)

ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf gavels the ADP plenary to a close


Gabriel Quijandria Acosta, Peru and COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency

Laurence Tubiana, France and COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency


A view of the dais during the closing ADP plenary (l-r): UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley, ADP Secretary Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder, Andrew Higham, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat

SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli during the closing plenary

 

Morocco, host of COP 22/CMP 12, speaking during the SBI plenary plenary

SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal gavels SBSTA 42 to a close

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

EU press conference: Ilze Pruse, Latvia, for the EU Presidency, and Elina Bardram, EU

Journalists during the press conference

Highlights from Wednesday, 10 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday, 10 June. Facilitated groups under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) convened on: workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition), general/objective, and implementation and compliance in the morning; mitigation and finance in the afternoon; and procedural and institutional provisions, and workstream 2 in the evening.

Contact groups and informal consultations took place under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Tehnological Advice (SBSTA) throughout the day. A special event on the Lima-Paris Action Agenda also convened.

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Matti Nummelin, Finland, and Klaus Radunsky, Austria

Members of the Secretariat with Aya Yoshida, co-facilitator of the ADPdiscussions on workstream 2

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, co-facilitator of the ADP discussions on objective

 

 

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, and Fook Seng Kwok, Singapore, co-facilitators of the ADP discussions on mitigation, with members of the Secretariat

A view of the dais during special event on the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (l-r): Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, Rosa Morales Saravia, COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency, Sylvie Lemmet, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency, and Janos Pasztor, UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change

Contact group on the 2013-2015 review (l-r): Florin Vladu, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Co-Chairs Leon Charles, Grenada, and Gertraud Wollansky, Austria

Collin Beck, Solomon Islands (center), and Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia (right)

A view of the dais during the presentation of the results of the global citizens climate change consultation (l-r): Bjørn Bedsted, Global Coordinator of WWViews at the Danish Board of Technology, Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Yves Mathieu, Co-coordinator of WWViews on Climate and Energy, and Christian Leyrit, French National Commission for Public Debate

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

A press conference with Saleem Huq, International Centre for Environment and Development, Giza Gaspar Martins, Angola, and Pa Ousman Jarju, Gambia

Highlights from Tuesday, 9 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday, 9 June. Facilitated groups under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) convened on: workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) and finance in the morning; mitigation, capacity building and technology in the afternoon; and adaptation and loss and damage, and finance in the evening.

Contact groups and informal consultations took place under the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Tehnological Advice (SBSTA) throughout the day. In the morning, the second part of the in-session workshop on gender-responsive climate policy with a focus on mitigation action and technology development and transfer convened.

Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency on expectations for the Paris conference also convened.

 

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Laurence Tubiana, on behalf of the President-designate of the COP 21/CMP 11, and ADP Co-Chairs Dan Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Laurence Tubiana, France

SBI Chair Amena Yavouli and SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal

A view of the room during the contact group on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings

A view of the Wasserwerk building on the UN campus where many of the meetings took place

Fook Seng Kwok, Singapore, and Michael Zammit Cutajar, France

Roberto Dondisch, Mexico, co-facilitator of the ADP discussions on time frames

Delegates in ADP finance discussions

A view of the dais during the in-session workshop on gender-responsive climate policy with a focus on mitigation action and technology development and transfer (l-r): Veronica Nonhlanhla Gundu, Zimbabwe, Jukka Uosukainen, Climate Technology Centre and Network, Elfriede More, Technology Executive Committee, and Chizuru Aoki, Global Environment Facility

Mexico intervening in the workshop

A group shot of the REDD+ contact group (photo courtesy of Thomas Baldauf, Germany)

Highlights from Monday, 8 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Monday, 8 June. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) contact group took stock of progress and exchanged views on the Paris outcome, including decision 1/CP.21 (the Paris package). Facilitated groups on timeframes, capacity building and technology convened in the afternoon, and on timeframes, transparency and the preamble in the evening.

A contact group under the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) on intergovernmental arrangements took place in the morning, and informal consultations under the SBI and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Tehnological Advice (SBSTA) convened throughout the day. In the morning, the second part of the 4th meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building and an in-session workshop on gender-responsive climate policy with a focus on mitigation action and technology development and transfer met. In the afternoon, the second voluntary meeting on the coordination of support for the implementation of REDD-plus activities in developing countries also convened.

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A view inside the World Conference Center Bonn

ADP Co-Chair Dan Reifsnyder holds up the Convention text during the contact group meeting

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat

Sandea De Wet, South Africa, for the G-77/China, raises her flag during the meeting of the contact group

Peter Betts, EU

Participants listening to the ADP discussions

Laurence Tubiana, France, and Ian Fry, Tuvalu

Republic of Korea, speaking for the Environmental Integrity Group

Raphael Azeredo, Brazil

Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia

Lorena Aguilar, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A view of the room during the meeting

Highlights from Saturday, 6 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Saturday, 6 June. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) facilitated groups convened on: adaptation and mitigation in the morning; finance, technology, and implementation and compliance in the afternoon; and transparency in the evening. The Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on accelerating energy efficiency in urban environments continued in the morning, with parallel sessions on: lighting and district energy systems in cities; energy efficient building; and sustainable urban transport. A contact group under the SBI on intergovernmental arrangements convened in the morning, and informal consultations under both the SBI and SBSTA met throughout the day The in-session workshop on methodologies for reporting of financial information by Annex I parties to the Convention took place in the morning.

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The G-77/China consulting on adaptation

NGO action outside the conference center

The UN campus

Global Youth Video Competition: http://tvebiomovies.org

A view of the dais during the briefing on the video competition

Meena Raman, Third World Network, and Gurdial Singh Nijar Sadu Singh, Malaysia, during the ADP discussions on mitigation

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, and Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, co-facilitated the ADP discussions on technology development and transfer

Georg Børsting, Norway, and Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda, co-facilitators of the discussions on finance

Majid Al Suwaidi, United Arab Emirates, and Rueanna Haynes, Trinidad and Tobago

Observers waiting to get into the room for the finance discussions

TEM group on sustainable urban transport

A view of the room during the TEM session on energy efficient buildings

A view of the dais during the in-session workshop on methodologies for reporting financial information by Parties included in Annex I

Highlights from Friday, 5 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Friday, 5 June. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) facilitated groups convened on: finance and technology in the morning; timeframes, implementation and compliance, and capacity building in the afternoon; and workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) and transparency in the evening. The Thematic Expert Meeting (TEM) on accelerating energy efficiency in urban environments took place in the afternoon.

In the morning and afternoon, the second working group session of the multilateral assessment under the international assessment and review process took place. A number of informal consultations under the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) convened throughout the day. The in-session workshop on long-term finance, which continued in the afternoon, is summarized at: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb42/enbots/5jun.html#event1.

 

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A view of the room during the discussions on implementation and compliance

Delegates consulting during the ADP discussions on adaptation

Bernarditas Müller, Bolivia, and Richard Sherman, South Africa, consulting during the ADP discussions on finance

Taras Bebeshko, Ukraine, during the ADP discussions on implementation and compliance

Delegates from Zambia and Angola during the finance discussions

Delegates from Saudi Arabia and China during the discussions on complaince

Hamid Sadoon, Saudi Arabia, intervening during the ADP discussions

A view of the room during the multilateral assessment presentation by Romania

The delegation of Norway presenting its multilateral assessment

A view of the room during the multilateral assessment

The Polish delegation presented during the multilateral assessment

Sylvie Lemmet, France, TEM facilitator, and Maryke van Staden, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, during the TEM on energy efficiency in urban environments

Luis Gomez Echeverri, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), during the TEM on energy efficiency in urban environments

Climate Action Fair Dialogue Series: ADP briefing on support for accelerated energy efficiency action in urban environments by UNFCCC institutions and other international organizations

A view of the dais during a briefing on COP 21/CMP 11 logistics by the incoming Presidency

Reed Schuler, US, during the multilateral assessment

Highlights from Thursday, 4 June

On Thursday, 4 June, the Bonn Climate Change Conference continued, with the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) contact group taking stock of the work of the negotiating and facilitated groups. Facilitated groups took place on mitigation and adaptation in the afternoon and on workstream 2 and capacity building in the evening.

In the morning and afternoon, the second working group session of the multilateral assessment under the international assessment and review (IAR) process took place. A number of informal consultations convened under the SBSTA throughout the day.

The 7th meeting of the research dialogue under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the in-session workshop on long-term finance took place in the afternoon. The workshop on long-term finance is summarized at: http://www.iisd.ca/climate/sb42/enbots/4jun.html#event1

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres signs the "Stop Climate Change" banner presented by a 10-year old student from the Bonn International School

A view of the Chamber Hall during the ADP stocktaking contact group

Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, and ADP Co-Chairs Dan Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf

ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf and Rubén Darío Ruiz Mainardi, Holy See

ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder with SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal

Geoffrey Tooth, Australia, intervening in the ADP for the Umbrella Group

Richard Kinley, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary, and Nicole Wilke, Germany

Aya Yoshida, Japan (left), and George Wamukoya, Kenya (center), co-facilitators on the ADP discussions on preamble and on workstream 2, and Maria Soccoro Manguit, UNFCCC Secretariat

A view of the room during Canada's presentation during the multilateral assessment

The Bulgarian delegation during the multilateral assessment

 

Katia Simeonova, SBI Coordinator, and SBI Chair Amena Yauvoli

 

 

 

 

Highlights from Wednesday, 3 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Wednesday, 3 June. ADP negotiating groups took up the first reading of the sections on time frames, and implementation and compliance in the Geneva negotiating text in the morning, and addressed the preamble, and procedural and institutional provisions in the afternoon. Informal facilitated group discussions on these issues, as well as on adaptation and finance, also took took place throughout the day and evening. The Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on renewable energy supply convened throughout the day.

A number of informal consultations convened under the SBI and the SBSTA. The first part of the 4th meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building took place in the morning. In the afternoon, the second session of the 3rd Dialogue on Convention Article 6 (education, training and public awareness) convened, as did an in-session workshop on the assessment of risk and vulnerability of agriculture systems to different climate change scenarios at regional and local levels, including but not limited to pests and diseases, convened.

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A view of the atrium of the World Conference Center Bonn

UN Campus in Bonn

Mohammed Al-Buainain, Qatar, and Indira al-Dahabi, Jordan

A view of the room during the Durban Forum on Capacity-building

Sumaya Zakieldeen, Sudan and member of the Adaptation Committee

Matthew Kennedy, Chair, Climate Technology Centre and Network

Martin Khor, South Centre

A view of the room during the TEM on renewable energy supply

L-R: Angela Churie and Emanuele Taibi, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), during the TEM

L-R: Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat, and Amit Kumar, India, facilitator of the TEM on renewable energy supply

A view of the dais during the TEM session on policies and financial incentives, including feed-in tariff

Highlights from Tuesday, 2 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Tuesday, 2 June. ADP negotiating groups took up the first readings of the sections on technology and finance in the morning, and on transparency and capacity building in the afternoon. Informal facilitated discussions took place during lunch and in the evening on technology, finance, transparency and capacity building.

Contact groups and informal sessions convened under the SBI and SBSTA throughout the morning and afternoon. The first session of the 3rd Dialogue on Convention Article 6 (education, training and public awareness) and an in-session workshop on the development of early warning systems and contingency plans in relation to extreme weather events and their various effects in the context of agriculture also took place.

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A group shot during the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

Delegates during the discussion on technology

Delegates from Ethiopia during the informal consultations on the framework for various approaches,
non-market-based approaches and new market-based mechanism

Felipe Ferreira, Brazil

L-R: Ian Fry, Tuvalu, and Caleb Christophe, the Marshall Islands

A group shot of participants during the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres speaking during the dialogue

Alexander Leicht, UNESCO

Kartikeya V. Sarabhai, Special Guest of the Facilitator, and Katarzyna Snyder, Facilitator, during the Article 6 Dialogue

Participants during the special event

A view of the room during the SBSTA/SBI special event on the 2013–2015 review

IPCC Working Group II Co-Chair Chris Field, speaking with SBSTA Chair Lidia Wojtal and Florin Vladu, UNFCCC Secretariat

IPCC Working Group I Co-Chair Thomas Stocker (left)

Structured Expert Dialogue (SED) Co-Facilitators
Andreas Fischlin, Switzerland, and Zou Ji, China

 

Highlights from Monday, 1 June

The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened on Monday, 1 June, with a welcoming ceremony, which was followed by the opening plenaries of the ADP, SBSTA and SBI to open agenda items for consideration during SB 42 and ADP 2-9. In the morning, the ADP commenced the joint first reading of the text on general/objective.

In the afternoon, two negotiating groups began the first readings of the text on adaptation and loss and damage, and mitigation. During lunch and in the evening, informal facilitated groups convened under the ADP to continue discussions on general/objective, mitigation, and adaptation and loss and damage with a view to streamlining the Geneva negotiating text and consolidating options.

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Welcoming Ceremony with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, Jorge Voto-Bernales on behalf of Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, President of COP 20/CMP 10, and Laurent Fabius,
President-Designate of COP 21/CMP 11

A view of the room during the welcoming ceremony

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and incoming COP 21/COP 11 President Laurent Fabius, France

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
addresses the plenary

Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa,
and Jorge Voto-Bernales, Peru

Incoming COP 21/COP 11 President Laurent Fabius and Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa, Chair of the G-77/China

Incoming COP 21/COP 11 President Laurent Fabius

COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, speaks to delegates via video

A view of the dais during the opening ADP plenary (l-r): UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres,
ADP Secretary Marcela Main Sancha, ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder,
and Halldor Thorgeirsson, Director for Strategy, UNFCCC Secretariat

A view of the dais during the special event (l-r): UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres,
Incoming COP 21/CMP 11 President Laurent Fabius, Jorge Voto-Bernales, Peru,
and Janos Pasztor, UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team

Participants consulting before the special event

Janos Pasztor, Director, UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team

COP 21/COP 11 booth




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