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Barcelona Climate Change Conference - November 2009

Barcelona Climate Change Conference - November 2009

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation


    All media representatives must be accredited for the sessions. Information on accreditation

    Deadline: There is no set deadline for accreditation. Media representatives may accredit through the final day of the conference(s). Nevertheless, it is recommend to apply as early as possible.


    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located in the Barcelona Convention Centre.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Tuesday, 27 October 2009, the "no registration, no access" rule will be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Early registration is highly recommended to avoid delays.

    Registration opening hours:

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 until Friday, 6 November 2009, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (please note: the premises are closed on Sunday, 1 November, unless otherwise announced)

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


    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. They are issued only on the basis of accreditation as a media professional representing a bona fide media organizations.

    For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    All foreign delegates entering Spain must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Spain or a transit visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as possible. The issuance of a visa for the Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. For more information, please visit the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.


    Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. pdf-icon Information on accommodation arrangements for Barcelona (59 kB) .


    Participants are strongly recommended to 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 at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks

    Conference Spokesperson
    Mr. Eric Hall
    Tel: +34 67 173 3741

    Media Liaison
    Mr. John Hay
    Tel: +34 67 173 3762

    Media Coordinator
    Mr. Axel Wüstenhagen
    Tel: +34 67 175 1060

    Media Coordination
    Mr. Alexander Saier
    Tel: +34 67 173 5985

    UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary)
    Ms. Carrie Aßheuer
    Tel: +34 67 173 0880

    Press accreditation
    Ms. Naana Beeko
    Tel: +34 67 173 0967

Press conferences

Requests for press conferences should be sent by e-mail to the UNFCCC Press Office

pdf-icon Tentative schedule (4 kB) (updated 5 November 2009)

Media Arrangements