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Hi Everyone,

Here is a link to the report prepared by IISD reporting services, which is generally a good, reliable resource for documentation of what was said and what key decisions were made. Please see links below:

Announcement: @IISDRS Summary & Analysis of the Bonn #ClimateChange Conference - May 2017 #SB46 @UNFCCC

8-18 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

http://enb.iisd.org/climate/sb46/

The summary of this meeting is now available in PDF format at http://enb.iisd.org/vol12/enb12701e.html and in HTML format at http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/enb12701e.pdf

Mia MacDonald

Executive Director, Brighter Green

www.brightergreen.org

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Hi Everyone,

This is the statement the CAN-Ag group made to the "Ag Informal" in Bonn at the climate change meeting (summit) earlier this month. I believe this was the final session government agriculture negotiators held in Bonn: 

"I speak on behalf of the Climate Action Network.

"We welcome the fruitful exchange Parties had last week regarding the workshops and areas of further work in agriculture, including the steps towards  implementation. We had hoped that Parties would have made more progress in this agenda item. Agriculture is important to all aspects of climate action. As Malawi noted in his remarks about the devastating impacts of the El Nino Southern Oscilation, countries are already facing impacts that are leaving people hungry. We urge all parties to imagine walking in the shoes of the farmers who face terrible distress from the impacts of climate change, as they engage in these discussions.

"Agriculture is more than a sector. It is a livelihood and the fundamental source of food security for everyone on the planet. Progress in this process is critical to enable climate action and support that will safeguard food security and end hunger, a priority that Parties recognized in the Paris Agreement.

"We look forward to -- and expect Parties to make – real progress at COP23. We look for progress from Parties that will enable and facilitate continued learning on agriculture AS WELL AS implementation. Parties are already taking action in agriculture. We believe a joint work programme is a key means of doing this. A joint SBI/SBSTA work programme will enable implementation in areas that are ready for action, and a comprehensive examination of agriculture and food security, including gaps in research, new learning, innovative approaches, and needed action and support."

Mia MacDonald

Executive Director, Brighter Green

www.brightergreen.org

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INFORMATION NOTE Opening of the Online Registration System United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 1.2 6–17 November 2017, Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November 2017.

A “One conference, Two zones” concept has been developed to manage the expected level of participation and events in an inclusive manner. The “Bula Zone” will include plenary halls and meeting rooms for negotiations in the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB). This will be complemented by UN Campus facilities and temporary structures built to accommodate meeting rooms, delegation offices and media facilities in the immediate surroundings areas.

The “Bonn Zone” will be located in the adjacent “Rheinaue Park” and will accommodate climate action events including high-level events, side events, exhibits and media activities, as well as delegation pavilions. Both zones will be well connected through regular bus lines with enhanced service. A 1.4 km connecting road will be enhanced with a special shuttle service. In addition, bicycles will be available on loan free of charge.

The Online Registration System (ORS) for all intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) admitted as observers by the Conference of the Parties to register their representatives for their attendance at the conference and access to the Bula Zone is open for the nomination by IGOs and NGOs as of today, and will remain open until Friday, 7 July 2017, midnight Central European Time (CET). Please note that those with badges for the Bula Zone will be able to access the Bonn Zone without additional registration. 

Mia MacDonald

Executive Director, Brighter Green

www.brightergreen.org