Side events were established as a platform for observer organizations to highlight diverse climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences. Side events are a vital component of the sessions, as they provide opportunities for information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and legitimizing global governance.
Parties, UN agencies and admitted observer organizations present their work or foster discussions on key issues, often engaging the audience in a Q&A session. Most of the Side Events are held at the buildings of the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transport, thanks to the generous offer of space and services by the Government of Germany.
Side Events and Exhibits brochure