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Bonn Climate Change Conference

Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2015


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  • Accommodation and public transport

    In one click: http://www.bonn-region.de/events/bonn-climate-change-conference-june-2015.html

    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 by Email upon completion of the hotel reservation.

    For assistance, please contact:

    E-mail: a.isengard(at)bonn-region.de
    Telephone: +49 (0) 228 910 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 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 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 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.html.

    Currency: 1 euro = approximately USD 1.113 (indicative rate as of 4 March 2015).

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

    Local time: GMT + 1 hour


    Useful links

    City of Bonn

    Maps and directionsTop

    World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB)

    pdf-icon Venues close to the UNFCCC headquarters (51 kB)

    Google Maps

    Meeting room assignmentTop

    Meeting rooms may be booked, availability permitting, free of charge for a closed meeting, for a maximum duration of 1 hour per Party/Organization.  Meeting rooms are available every day from 8 a.m., with all such meetings required to finish by 8 p.m.

    Meeting room requests may be sent via e-mail to meetingrequest@unfccc.int, as of 27 April 2015. The MRA team will track your meeting room assignment request, but you will only receive notification/confirmation closer to the session (approximately beginning 22 May 2015).
     
    As of Monday, 1 June (official start of SB 42 sessions), meeting room assignment request forms will no longer be accepted by email.  From this time they can only be handed in at the Information/Meeting Room Assignment (MRA) Counter in paper form.  The Information/MRA Counter is located on the ground floor, after passing security check on the left hand side of the WCCB.

    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/MRA Counter.  It is also recommended that you re-confirm room availability for your meeting with the staff at the Information/MRA Counter shortly before the start of your meeting, as changes in room allocation may occur due to the needs and demands of the negotiation process.

    Click here to download your Meeting Room Assignment Form.

    NOTE:
    Please read and acknowledge the MRA guidelines stated on the form.  With your signature, you have confirmed that you have read and accepted the conditions applying to meeting room reservation at the conference venue for the current session.

    MRA counter opening hours:
    Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 11 June
    08.00 hours to 19.00 hours

    ConsignmentsTop

    You may claim your consignments at the Information Counter, located on the ground floor after passing security check on the left hand side of the WCCB. Please make available all relevant shipment documents (Airway bill) and informations.

    Opening hours:
    Sunday, 31 May 2015 from 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours
    Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 11 June from 09:00 hours to 18:00 hours

    Deliveries need to be scheduled to arrive daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays.

    Please send email to the WCCB sb42@worldccbonn.com indicating the following:

    - name of organisation
    - contact details (mobile and email)
    - anticipated arrival date
    - allocation within the conference
    - indication of consignments quantity and weight


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

    UNFCCC
    Mr. David Hildebrandt
    see(at)unfccc.int

    Office space rentalTop

    Ms. Brittany Küthmann/ Ms. Caroline Winterrath
    World Conference Center Bonn

    E-mail to:
    b.kuethmann(at)worldccbonn.com
    c.winterrath(at)worldccbonn.com

    CateringTop

    Mr. Claus Meinen
    Broich Premium Catering GmbH
    worldccbonn@broichcatering.com
    +49 (0) 228 24 380 24

    Conference policiesTop

    Guidelines on use of cameras and audio/video recording devices
    pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/ngo/application/
    pdf/recording_at_unfccc_sessions.pdf
    (118 kB)

    UN Security guidelines related to media actions, distribution of publicity materials, etc.
    pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/ngo/application/
    pdf/un_security_guidelines.pdf
    (129 kB)

    Guidelines for participation of NGO representatives
    pdf-icon http://unfccc.int/files/parties_and_observers/ngo/application/
    pdf/coc_guide.pdf
    (191 kB)

    Conference brochureTop

    pdf-icon Information for Participants brochure (3840 kB)

    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.

    The Information for Participants (IFP) Brochure will also be available through the new iPhone / iPad application.

Information for Participants