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Bonn Climate Change Conference - March 2009

Bonn Climate Change Conference - March 2009

Information for members of the press

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    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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    • 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 28 March 2009, the "no registration, no access" rule will be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Early registration on Saturday, 28 March, is highly recommended to avoid delays.

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    From Saturday, 28 March until Wednesday, 8 April, 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 organizations.

    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.


    UNFCCC Communications Team at the Bonn Climate Change Talks

    Conference Spokesman
    Eric Hall
    Tel: +49 151-5433 2503

    Media Liaison
    John Hay
    Tel: +49 151-5433 2504

    Online services
    Alexander Saier
    Tel: +49 151-5433 2510

    Press accreditation
    Naana Beeko
    Tel: +49 151-5433 2502

    UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary) and Press Conference Room booking
    Carrie Assheuer
    Tel: +49 151-5433 2506

    Media Training Workshop
    Lucy Waruingi
    Tel.: +49 151-5433 2508

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