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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2015

19-23 October 2015 | Bonn, Germany

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A view of the atrium in the new World Conference Center Bonn

Civil society advocates for countries to stop coal financing

On Thursday, 22 October, ADP 2-11 convened. Spin-off groups met throughout the day to address: compliance and final clauses; mitigation; finance; adaptation, and loss and damage; transparency of action and support; workstream 2; and technology development and transfer, and capacity-building. The contact group convened to assess progress in the evening.

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Spin-Off Groups

Spin-off group on mitigation (Articles 3, 3bis and 3ter), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on compliance (Article 11), final clauses
(Articles 12 - 26), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on finance (Article 6),
and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on transparency of action and support (Article 9), and related decision paragraphs

Spin-off group on preamble, purpose (Article 2 and 2bis general), and related decision paragraphs

Civil society demonstrates to stop coal financing internationally

Press Briefings throughout the Day

Press briefing with the G-77/China

Amb. Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko,
South Africa

Juan Hoffmaister, Bolivia

Julia Hoppstock, Argentina

Media representatives during the press briefing

Climate Action Network International briefs press on developments at negotiations

IISD launches its new report 'Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Change: Levelling the Energy Playing Field'

Laura Merrill, Global Subsidies Initiative, IISD

Anna Lindstedt, Ambassador for Climate Change, Sweden

Informative dialogue on presidential activities by Jorge Voto-Bernales, COP 20/CMP 10 Presidency, Peru,
and Amb. Laurence Tubiana, COP 21/CMP 11 Presidency

Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF), and Amb. Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and Barbuda,
sign a readiness grant agreement to extend GCF support to the islands’ larger-scale climate adaptation initiatives

Evening Stocktaking

Delegates from the EU huddle before the start of the evening stocktaking

Aya Yoshida, Japan, Co-Facilitator for the workstream 2 spin-off group

Franz Perrez, Switzerland, Co-Facilitator
for the mitigation spin-off group

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, Co-Facilitator for the technology development and
transfer, and capacity building spin-off group

George Wamukoya, Kenya, Co-Facilitator for the preamble and purpose/general
spin-off group

Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia, Co-Facilitator for the compliance and final
clauses spin-off group

Roberto Dondisch, Mexico, Co-Facilitator for the global stocktake spin-off group

Andrea Guerrero, Colombia, Co-Facilitator for the adaptation and loss and
damage spin-off group

Fook Seng Kwok, Singapore, Co-Facilitator for the transparency of action and
support spin-off group

Georg Børsting, Norway, Co-Facilitator, reporting for the finance spin-off group

Claudia Salerno, Venezuela

Xolisa Ngwadla, Sudan, speaking on behalf of the African Group

Amb. Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, South Africa,
speaking on behalf of the G-77/China

Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, speaking on behalf of
the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

Around the Venue

Delegates from China, the EU and India speak

Delegates between sessions

Artur Runge-Metzger, EU, speaks with a delegate

Trigg Talley and Christo Artusio, US

Members of civil society meet

A delegate reads the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB)

Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson, UNFCCC
Secretariat, with delegates

A delegate reads about the negotiations

Around the venue

ENB Daily CoverageAbout | 19 Oct | 20 Oct | 21 Oct | 22 Oct | 23 Oct | Summary

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