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Bangkok Climate Change Conference - March 2008

Bangkok Climate Change Conference - March 2008

Information for members of the press

  • Media advisory

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    Note to CorrespondentsTop

    pdf-icon Media arrangements for the Bangkok Climate Change Talks (88 kB)


    For queries on accreditation for Bangkok, please contact:
    +66 2 288 1482

    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation for the Bangkok Climate Change Talks.

    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 participants are requested to register upon arrival at the UNESCAP premises.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Saturday, 29 March 2008 the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Double registration for the session is not permitted (i.e., State representative and observer organization representative, or state representative and press/media representative).

    Registration hoursTop

    Opening hours

    • Saturday, 29 March 2008 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, 30 March 2008 from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday, 31 March 2008 to Friday 4 April 2008 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. They are issued only upon approval of the accreditation application. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    All foreign delegates entering the Kingdom of Thailand must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Thailand are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the Thai Embassy competent for your home country, or visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    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.


    UNFCCC Communications Team in Bangkok

    • Mr. John Hay, Conference Spokesperson, mobile: +66 85 488 7993
    • Mr. Alexander Saier, Media Coordinator (TV, Radio and Online Services),
      mobile: +66 85-488 7995
    • Ms. Carrie Assheuer, Interview requests (UNFCCC officials), mobile: +66 85-488 8300
    • Mr. Brian Thomson, Media Information Desk, +66 89 927 1986
    • Ms. Ichaya Methasate, Press accreditation, phone: +66 2 288 1482; mobile: +66 86 508 1579

ESCAP accredited press

Members of the press who already hold a valid accreditation to ESCAP will be "fast tracked". When completing the online form, only minimum information is required.

Presentation by Yvo de Boer

An overview of the international climate change process under the UNFCCC - pdf-icon “On the road to Copenhagen” (641 kB)