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Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 2010

Bonn Climate Change Conference - August 2010

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation to the conference. 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
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    pdf-icon Frequently asked questions about media accreditation (274 kB)


    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located
      in the Hotel Maritim.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Saturday, 31 July, the "no registration, no access" rule will be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Early registration on Saturday, 31 July, is highly recommended in order to avoid delays.

    Registration times
    Saturday, 31 July to Sunday, 1 August 2010, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Monday, 2 August to Friday, 6 August 2010, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Double registration for the session is not permitted (i.e., State representative and observer organization representative, or 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 organization.

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


    All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Germany, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this invitation 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.

    For more information, please visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish).


    Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. For assistance in making a hotel reservation in Bonn, please contact:

    Tourismus & Congress GmbH
    Adenauerallee 131
    53113 Bonn
    Telephone: +(49 228) 910 4170
    Telefax: +(49 228) 910 4177


    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.

    In the interest of security and safety of all participants and the smooth development 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, refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.


    UNFCCC Communications Team at the Bonn Climate Change Talks
    Conference Spokesperson
    Eric Hall
    Tel: (+49-172) 259-0443

    Online services
    Alexander Saier
    Tel: (+49-172) 179-8835

    Press accreditation
    Naana Beeko
    Tel: (+49-151) 2774-1918

    Media Liaison
    John Hay
    Tel: (+49-172) 258-6944

    UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary)
    Carrie Aßheuer
    Tel: (+49-172) 179-8836

UNFCCC closing press briefing

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres briefed the press on the closing of the UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn today, 6 August 2010 at 13:15 CEST. The briefing was webcast live and will be available later on demand.
pdf-icon Speaking notes (68 kB)

Press conferences

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

More information about press conferences

pdf-icon Tentative press conference schedule (36 kB)
(as of 6 August 2010) - please check CCTV screens for most current information