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Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2013

Information for members of the press

  • Press release

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    • All participants are requested upon arrival at the World Conference Center Bonn to proceed to the registration desk, which will be open from Friday, 26 April 2013 to Friday 3 May 2013, in order to collect their badges to access the conference premises.
    • A valid photo ID in addition to the confirmation generated from the online registration system should be presented to registration staff.

    Registration Times:
    • Friday, 26 April 2013 to Sunday 28 April 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    • Monday, 29 April 2013 until Friday, 3 May 2013 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

    Early registration on Saturday, 27 April 2013 or Sunday, 28 April 2013 is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the session.

    Please be aware that you can only register once for the sessions. Double registration is not permitted (i.e. as a State representative and an observer organization representative, or as an observer organization representative and a press/media representative).

    Press conferencesTop

    A press conference room will be available in the UN building "Langer Eugen" across the street from the World Conference Center.  Please send requests for press conferences to pressconf(at)

    Information on booking press conferences

    Press conference schedule

    All press conferences will be webcast live and on demand

    Friday, 3 May 2013
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13.15 - 13.45 UNFCCC Executive Secretary
    14.00 - 14.30 European Union
    14.30 - 15.00 Climate Action Network International (CAN)
    15.30 - 16.00 Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies


    It is essential that you have an official UNFCCC conference badge in order to gain access to the premises. These are issued only on the basis of confirmation in the online registration system. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.


    All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport. Participants requiring an entry or transit visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this notification is received. The issuance of a visa for the Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of the confirmation of accreditation should be attached to the visa request. For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish).

    It is strongly recommended to participants that they submit their visa applications immediately after their nominations.

    Please note that the European Union has introduced new procedures on the issuance of Schengen visas.


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive 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.

    In the interest of security and safety of all participants and the smooth running of the sessions, the Convention secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the conference premises, or to request registered participants to leave the premises. The Convention secretariat shall not be responsible for any or all expenses incurred by nominated participants who are requested to leave the premises, or refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

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