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Accra Climate Change Conference - August 2008

Accra Climate Change Conference - August 2008

Information for members of the press

  • Press release

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    Press conference scheduleTop

    All press conferences will be webcast live and on demand

    Wednesday, 20 August 2008
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13:30 Curtain-raiser press briefing with UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer
    Thursday, 21 August 2008
    Time Delegation/Organization
    following opening ceremony UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Environment of Ghana
    13.15-13:45 Climate Action Network (CAN)
    Tuesday, 26 August 2008
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13:15-13:45 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Launch of report "Reforming Energy Subsidies - Opportunities to Contribute to the Climate Change Agenda"
    13:45-14:15 Oxfam
    Wednesday, 27 August 2008
    Time Delegation/Organization
    12:00 - 12:30 UNFCCC Executive Secretary - "state of play" briefing
    13:15 - 13:45 Climate Network Africa
    13.45 - 14.15 Climate Action Network (CAN)
    following the conclusion of the conference UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Chairs of ad hoc working groups


    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Tuesday, 19 August 2008 the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the sessions.
    • Early registration on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 is highly recommended to avoid delays.

    Registration timesTop

    • Tuesday, 19 August and Wednesday, 20 August, from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • From Thursday, 21 August to Wednesday, 27 August, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Double registration for the sessions is not permitted (i.e., State representative and observer organization representative, or state representative and press/media representative).


    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. They are issued only on the basis of accreditation by the UNFCCC secretariat. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    All foreigners wishing to enter Ghana must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Ghana, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as possible.


    Request for assistance in making hotel reservations should be sent to:


    With respect to health requirements and precautions to be taken by participants travelling to Ghana, the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol (the secretariat) informs all participants that they should consult and seek medical advice from their physicians/doctors and take medical precautions as advised. For example, vaccination against Yellow Fever is mandatory to enter the country.

    For general information purposes, the participants can check on the current health requirements, for Ghana, posted by the World Health Organization. The secretariat hopes the information will familiarise the participants with the general health requirements for Ghana. At all times, the participants are individually and personally responsible for making their own assessment relating to health requirements. The secretariat does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the information on the website, nor does it assume any liability resulting from compliance (or non-compliance) with the requirements posted on the website."

    It is strongly recommended that participants obtain international medical insurance for the period of participation. The United Nations and the Convention secretariat disclaim all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation.


Start the application process by submitting the online accreditation form.

Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation for these meetings. Only one accreditation is required and will cover participation in the sessions of both ad hoc working groups.

For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section.