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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2014



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  • Accommodation

    In one click: http://www.bonn-region.de/UNFCCC-2014

    Please remember to print your hotel confirmation at home before arriving in Bonn. Please also do not forget to print out your public transportation ticket that you will receive upon completion of the hotel reservation.

    For assistance, please contact:

    E-mail: a.isengard@bonn-region.de.
    Telephone: +49 (0)2 28/ 910 41 33.

    Travel to BonnTop

    There are many ways to get to Bonn, which can easily be reached by bus, train or car from the airports at Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Trains coming from many cities in Germany and other parts of Europe stop at Bonn. Numerous highways complete the transport infrastructure.

    How to travel from the airports to Bonn

    From Frankfurt am Main airport: Participants arriving at Frankfurt airport should go to the Frankfurt airport long-distance train station, which is reached by following the signs to ‘Frankfurt Flughafen Fernhahnhof’ (Frankfurt airport long-distance train station). This station is in the AIRail Terminal, next to Terminal 1. Trains arrive at and depart from platforms 4 to 7. Participants are recommended to travel either by Inter City Express (ICE) train to Bonn/Siegburg or by direct train to Bonn central station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof). For more information, visit http://www.frankfurt-airport.de.

    High-speed ICE trains to Siegburg/ Bonn or Intercity (IC)/Eurocity (EC) trains to Bonn central station (Hauptbahnhof) leave from the Frankfurt airport long-distance train station two to three times every hour between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. The high-speed train journey to Siegburg/Bonn takes 40 minutes. Trains leave at least once an hour.

    Alternatively the IC/EC train, also from Frankfurt long-distance train station, goes directly to Bonn central station (in the centre of Bonn). Travel time is between 1.5 and 2 hours.

    Second-class tickets for the ICE cost around 60 euros one way, for the IC around 40 euros. The ICE train can sometimes also be booked with your flight.

    For train departures, check the German railway site: http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml. Type in ‘Frankfurt Flughafen’ as the departure station and ‘Bonn HBF’ or ‘Siegburg’ as the arrival station.

    From Cologne/Bonn airport: Participants arriving at this airport can take a taxi or bus to Bonn city centre. Taxis are readily available; a one-way journey to the city cost between 35 euros and 40 euros.

    To get to Bonn centre by public transport, take the SB 60 shuttle bus, which goes from the terminal at Cologne/Bonn airport to the Bonn main train station every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 30 to 60 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.
    The 25 km bus journey from the airport takes about 30 minutes. There is only one bus stop at the airport for the bus to Bonn. The bus stop is located at Terminal 1. When travelling to the airport, the bus stops at Terminal 1 (annex A).
    The price of a one-way bus ticket to Bonn is around 7 euros. Tickets may be purchased from the driver or at the ticket machine. The ‘conference ticket’, which is included in the price of the accommodation if the booking is made through the Bonn Tourism and Congress Office, may be used for this bus. For more information about Cologne/Bonn airport, visit http://www.airport-cgn.de.

    From Düsseldorf airport: If arriving at Düsseldorf airport, take the sky train to the train station Düsseldorf Flughafen (about 10 minutes). From there, direct trains leave every hour directly to Bonn main train station. For train departures, check on the German railway site: http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml. Type in ‘Düsseldorf Flughafen’ as the departure station and ‘Bonn HBF’ as the arrival station. For more information on Düsseldorf airport, visit http://www.duesseldorf-international.de.

    Visitor information

    Journey time into the centre of Bonn is about 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the tram (U-Bahn), if not already included by booking your room via our recommended link. A one-way journey by taxi from Siegburg to Bonn costs approximately 30 euros.

    For information about the public transportation schedule in the city of Bonn, please consult the website of the SWB, the local transport provider: http://en.swb-busundbahn.de/bus-bahn_549.html.

    Currency: 1 euro = approximately USD 0.727 (indicative rate as of 1 April 2014).

    Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz European plugs with two circular metal pins are used.

    Local time: GMT + 1 hour

    Useful links

    City of Bonn [http://www.bonn-region.de]

    Maps and directionsTop

    Maps and directions

    Meeting room assignmentTop

    Meeting Rooms may be booked for closed meetings, availability permitting, every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Meeting room requests may be sent via e-mail to meetingrequest@unfccc.int, as of 22 April. Response/confirmation of your meeting room request will only follow closer to the session, but not before Wednesday, 14 May.

    As of Wednesday, 4 June (official start of SB 40 sessions), meeting room request forms will no longer be accepted by email. From this time they can only be handed in at the Information /Meeting Room Assignment Counter in paper form. The Information/Meeting Room Assignment Counter is located on the ground floor of the Maritim Hotel (please refer to map in the conference brochure on page 7).

    Availability and location of your meeting room will be confirmed in the evening of the day before your meeting date. This information can be obtained from the Information/Meeting Room Assignment (MRA) Counter. It is also recommended that you re-confirm room availability for your meeting with the staff at the Information/Meeting Room Assignment (MRA) Counter shortly before the start of your meeting, as changes in room allocation may occur due to the needs of the negotiation process.

    Download the Meeting Room Assignment (MRA) form

    Note:
    Please read and acknowledge the MRA guidelines stated on the forms. With your signature, you have read and accepted the condition in reserving a meeting room at the conference venue for the current session.


    MRA counter opening hours:
    Wednesday, 4 June to Sunday, 15 June
    8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

    ConsignmentsTop

    Consignments may be shipped/sent to the conference venue for the 40th session of the Subsidiary Bodies SBI and SBSTA and the June session of the ADP, being held at the following address:

    Maritim Hotel Bonn
    Attention: Mr. Arne Wulf
    Godesberger Allee
    53175 Bonn
    Germany

    To facilitate customs clearance, all consignments sent to the conference venue containing materials for exhibition purposes should be clearly labelled:

    'Non--commercial goods.  For education and training purposes only.'

    All consignments labelled as such are duty-free and may be imported on a temporary basis without import tax duties.

    To facilitate the tracking of the consignee, the name/sender, organization, recipient or responsible person, as well as telephone number or e-mail address should be clearly visible on the consignment label.  The total number of pieces should be clearly marked on each parcel (e.g.: Box no. 3  Total of 10 boxes).

    To claim your consignment, please proceed to the information counter, located on the ground floor of the Maritim Hotel.

    Official consignment labels:

    To obtain the appropriate consignment label for Side Events and Exhibits, please contact:

    Mr. Alan Vella
    see@unfccc.int

    Office space rentalTop

    Maritim Hotel Bonn:
    Tel: (+49-228) 81 08 777
    Fax: (+49-228) 81 08 765
    meeting.bon@maritim.de

    CateringTop

    Ministry for the Environment:
    (Side events rooms SOLAR and WIND)
    Mr. Alfons Esser
    a.esser@deutschepost.de
    Catering order form

    Ministry of Transport:
    Side event rooms METRO, RAIL and TRAM)
    Lohmeier & Deimel
    Ms. Monika Nipps
    Tel: (+49-228) 99 300-8691
    bmvbs@l-und-d.de
    Catering order form

    Hotel Maritim Bonn:
    Ms. Amira Zouari
    Tel: (+49-228) 81 08 877
    Fax: (+49-228) 81 08 853
    azouari.bon@maritim.de

    The "Rôtisserie" (restaurant), "Brasserie" (café) and "Piano Bar" are near the Conference Affairs office in La Marèe in the foyer of the Hotel Mairitm. A coffee/snack bar is located next to Saal Beethoven. Cafeterias are also available in the government buildings (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transport) close to the Hotel Maritim.

    Conference policiesTop

    pdf-icon Guidelines on use of cameras and audio/video recording devices (146 kB)

    pdf-icon UN Security guidelines related to media actions, distribution of publicity materials, etc. (174 kB)

    pdf-icon Guidelines for participation of NGO representatives (116 kB)

    Conference BrochureTop

    In line with the secretariat's efforts towards climate neutrality, the information for Participants Brochure continue to be available in electronic format only. The secretariat encourages all participants to support this initiative by refraining from printing or printing only the required information if necessary.

    pdf-icon Download the Information for Participants brochure (967 kB)

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