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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016





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image Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016
26 May 2016
At the “Presidencies event: taking stock of progress made during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016,” held on 26 May 2016, the COP 21/CMP11 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, and the incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency represented by H.E. Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, together with the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Chairs of the SBSTA, SBI and the Co-Chairs of the APA, provided information to Parties and non-Party stakeholders on the highlights of the work conducted so far, areas where coherence is needed, and what measures are proposed to enhance collaboration among the various bodies to achieve balance and comprehensiveness in the conduct of their work, including addressing linkages on issues that cut across various bodies. Views were invited from Parties on the progress made.
Ambassador Tubiana reminded participants that this was her last official engagement as the Presidency of COP 21/CMP 11. The Executive Secretary took the floor to extend her deepest appreciation to Ambassador Tubiana. Parties and observers in the room responded with a standing ovation as their expression of appreciation to her for her outstanding work in the lead up to and during the Paris Conference last year as well as her work this year as the high-level Champion of the Presidency, which she will be continuing.
Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference Open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference
25 May 2016
13.15-14.45 CEST, Chamber Hall
The open-ended informal consultations by the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 on the expectations for the Marrakech Conference took place on Wednesday 25 May to solicit views from Parties and observers. Reassuring all participants that the Marrakech Conference would focus on producing concrete action and solutions with a view to ensuring successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, the incoming-Presidency underlined that it would fully respect the Party-driven process of the UNFCCC, guided by the principles of openness, transparency, and inclusiveness.

pdf-icon Opening remarks of the incoming-Presidency of COP 22/CMP 12 (275 kB)
image First stocktaking event: ensuring coherence and assessing progress on the implementation of the work programme post-Paris
21 May 2016
As part of a joint effort by the Presidency of COP21/CMP11 and the incoming-Presidency of COP22/CMP12 to facilitate the implementation of the work programme in decision 1/CP.21 by all bodies and to lay the foundation for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, a special event entitled, “Stocktaking events: ensuring coherence and assessing progress on the implementation of the work programme post-Paris,” took place on 21 May 2016 during the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016, jointly led by the COP 21/CMP11 President, H.E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, and the incoming COP 22/CMP 12 Presidency represented by H.E. Ms. Hakima EL HAITE, together with the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Ms. Christiana Figueres, with the support of the Presiding Officers of the SBSTA, SBI, APA, and the representatives of the constituted bodies, the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC, and the IPCC.

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Climate Champions Champion from the Presidency of COP 22 and CMP 12
17 May 2016
President-Designate of COP 22 and CMP 12, H.E Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, announced in his remarks delivered at the opening meeting of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016 that H.E. Ms. Hakima EL HAITE, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment - Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment of Morocco, will be the high-level Champion of Morocco. He stated, “Ms. Minister El Haite, as the high-level Champion of Morocco, is fully devoted to mobilizing the forces of civil society.”

Together with H.E. Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, the high-level Champion from the Presidency of COP 21 and CMP 11, H.E. Ms. Hakima EL HAITE will galvanize support from Parties and non-Party stakeholders.

For information on the appointment of the high-level champions and their mandate, please see pdf-icon Decision 1/CP.21, Paragraph 121

To learn more about the two high-level Champions, please see here

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Romania accepted Doha Amendment
Romania deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on 3 May 2016. The amendment is expected to enter into force after three quarters of the Parties to the Protocol submit their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The United Nations is encouraging governments to speed up their ratification of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty. To date, 65 Parties have accepted the extension and 144 are required to bring it into force.

image CDM-Executive Board, 89th meeting
9-13 May 2016
Documents and meeting information for the 89th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM-EB) are available online.
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