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Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 2015

31 August - 4 September 2015 | Bonn, Germany

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L-R: ADP Secretary Marcela Main Sancha and ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder


Friday, 4 September 2015

The tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10) concluded on Friday, 4 September 2015, in Bonn, Germany. Delegates gathered in facilitated groups on: mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage, and timeframes in the morning; and finance, preamble, technology and capacity building in the afternoon. Informal meetings of the facilitated groups also took place during the day. The ADP contact group convened at 4:00 pm, and was immediately followed by an ADP closing plenary. Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf suspended ADP 2-10 at 4:39 pm.

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IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 2015. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML or PDF format. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/climate-adp2-10/



ADP Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Dan Reifsnyder



Facilitated Groups

L-R: Georg Børsting, Norway, and Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda, co-facilitators of the group
on finance


Bernarditas Muller, Bolivia for G-77/CHINA

Gabriela Blatter, Switzerland


Rafael de Soler, Brazil

Lorena González, Mexico

Andrés Mogro, Ecuador


Amy Tisdall, New Zealand

Rajasree Ray, India

Laura Bari, Argentina


View of the facilitated group on finance


Santiago Briceño, Colombia

Eli Materano, Venezuela

Dany Drouin, Canada


Thursday, 3 September 2015

The tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10) continued on Thursday, 3 September 2015, in Bonn, Germany. Delegates gathered in facilitated groups on: adaptation and loss and damage, technology development and transfer, mitigation, transparency of action and support, and timeframes and process in the morning; finance, preamble, implementation and compliance, and capacity building in the afternoon; and general/objective and workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) in the evening.
Throughout the day, informal meetings of the facilitated groups also took place, addressing: compliance (establishment); transparency of action and support (differentiation/flexibility); finance (sources); capacity building (pre-2020 milestones for capacity building); workstream 2 (technical examination process); mitigation (response measures, markets and land use/REDD, and differentiation); and adaptation and loss and damage (what countries do on adaptation - including communication, and what countries do on adaptation - support).

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Delegates from Nepal and Tuvalu in informal consultation with delegates from the African Group


L-R: Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Artur Runge-Metzger, EU,
co-facilitators of the group on technology development and transfer


Sanjay Pande, India

Sonja Djukic, Canada

Hiroki Mitsumata, Japan


David Reidmiller, US

Duduzile Nhlengethwa-Masina, Swaziland

José Manuel Medina Aguilar, Mexico


L-R: Chen Ji, China, and Majed Kurdi, Saudi Arabia, consulting during the group on technology
development and transfer


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10) continued on Wednesday, 2 September 2015, in Bonn, Germany. Delegates gathered in facilitated groups on: adaptation and loss and damage, technology development and transfer, finance, and transparency of action and support in the morning; mitigation, capacity building, finance, and timeframes in the afternoon; and procedural and institutional provisions and workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) in the evening.

Throughout the day, informal meetings of the facilitated groups also took place, addressing: procedural and institutional provisions; mitigation (differentiation); finance (notion of scale, scaling up and commitments/obligations/actions); preamble (consolidation of concepts); adaptation and loss and damage (global goal on adaptation/long-term vision for adaptation/collective efforts, and loss and damage); workstream 2 (technical examination process); and capacity building (enhancement of institutional arrangements for capacity building).

The ADP contact group convened for a stocktaking session in the evening.

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View of the ADP Contact Group stocktaking session


Mahmoud Hassan Elamin, Sudan for the African Group

Adarsh Swaika, India

Gurdial Singh, Malaysia for the LMDCs


ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf, adressing the ADP stocktaking


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10) continued on Tuesday, 1 September 2015, in Bonn, Germany. Delegates gathered in ADP facilitated groups on: adaptation and loss and damage, transparency of action and support, finance, and capacity building in the morning; adaptation and loss and damage, workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition), mitigation, and procedural and institutional provisions in the afternoon; and finance and timeframes in the evening. Throughout the day, informal meetings of the facilitated groups on workstream 2, capacity building, mitigation (on differentiation, non-markets and implementing jointly), and finance (on institutional arrangements) also took place.

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YOUNGOs point out that "loss and damage" is the missing piece of the climate puzzle


L-R: Fook Seng Kwok, Singapore, and Franz Perrez, Switzerland, co-facilitated transparency of action and support


Raed Albasseet, Saudi Arabia

Purdie Bowden, Australia

Philip Weech, the Bahamas


Xiang Gao, China

David Kaluba, Zambia

Elan Strait, US


Monday, 31 August 2015

The tenth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-10) opened on Monday, 31 August 2015, in Bonn, Germany. After a morning opening plenary, delegates gathered in ADP facilitated groups: on adaptation and loss and damage, and general/objective in the morning; on mitigation, implementation and compliance, preamble, and technology development and transfer in the afternoon; and on transparency of action and support, and workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition) in the evening.

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L-R: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; ADP Secretary Marcela Main Sancha; ADP Co-Chairs Dan Reifsnyder
and Ahmed Djoghlaf; and Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat


ADP Co-Chair Dan Reifsnyder, US, opened ADP 2-10

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres


Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Antonio García Revilla, COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency


Ayman Shasly, Saudi Arabia


Delegates from Guatemala consulting with Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

L-R: Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, in a discussion with Andrea Jacobs, Antigua and Barbuda


ADP Co-Chair Ahmed Djoghlaf with delegates from Algeria


View of the atrium of the World Conference Center Bonn


ENB Daily CoverageAbout | 31 Aug | 1 Sep | 2 Sep | 3 Sep | 4 Sep | Summary

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