UNFCCC press briefing Saturday, 8 December
Ahead of the second week of the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Bali, 2007, Yvo de Boer,
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will be
giving a press briefing on the state of play and expectations for the remaining days of the
The briefing will take place Saturday, 8 December, at 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Press Conference
Room (Auditorium) of the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC).
The briefing will also include a short informational presentation on Media Arrangements by the UNFCCC
Media Coordination Team.
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Note to correspondents No. 1Top
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Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation for the
sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13), the Conference of the Parties serving as the
meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 3), The twenty-seventh sessions of the Subsidiary
Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI)
of the Convention and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the
Kyoto Protocol (AWG 4). Only one accreditation is needed for all these meetings.
Double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO). Individuals may
not be registered twice or receive more than one badge.
All accredited press/media are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located at the main
entrance of the Bali International Convention Centre.
- Press badges may be collected upon presentation of a valid press card and two photo IDs (passport,
driver's license, work ID, etc.) or a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Geneva,
Vienna, or Nairobi.
- As of 2 December 2007, the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied
and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
- Early registration on 1 and 2 December 2007 is highly recommended to avoid delay on the first
morning of the sessions.
Saturday, 1 December 2007 and Sunday, 2 December 2007: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, 3 December 2007 to Friday, 14 December 2007: from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC conferences do not remain valid.
Members of the press must be accredited for each meeting.
Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. Press badges allow
access to the entire conference venue and all public meetings and sessions, unless otherwise indicated
for security reasons.
All journalists and media representatives arriving in Indonesia will need a valid "press"
visa. These visas may be obtained from Indonesian embassies around the
The issuance of a press visa by the Indonesian Government DOES NOT replace the requirement for press
accreditation by the UNFCCC secretariat. Consult the official host
Please note that press/media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for
their own travel and hotel bookings. A number of hotels in Bali have been selected as official hotels
for the conference. Participants may wish to consult the
hotel list compiled by the Government of Indonesia. Participants should contact the hotel directly
to book their accommodation. A guaranteed credit card is required to make the hotel reservation.
Participants are strongly advised to obtain, before departure to Indonesia, adequate and valid
individual or group travel insurance to cover any expenses that may arise in connection with
repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.
The United Nations and the UNFCCC 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. In this context, participants are strongly recommended to obtain international medical
insurance for the period of participation.
UNFCCC Communications Team at COP 13/CMP 3:
Mobile.: +62 (0)81 337 909 371
Mobile :+62 (0) 81 338 973501
Landline.: +62 361 77 1404
Online and outreach activities
Alexander Saier, Information Officer
Mobile :+62 (0) 81 338 973502
Mobile :+62 (0) 81 338 973504
Landline.: +62 361 77 5196
Interviews with UNFCCC officials and referrals to delegations. For interviews with representatives of
the Parties to the Convention, please also refer to the list of National Focal Points. When requesting an interview,
please indicate which media organization you represent and submit a brief list of questions to be
Media Information Counter/Press Conference Room booking
Landline.: +62 361 77 1203
Priority for press conferences is given to delegations and official UNFCCC briefings. Other requests
may be considered on a case-by-case basis.