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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2016

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Press and media accreditation for the Bonn Climate Change Conference is now open.  Please go to the Online Media Accreditation system to apply.


    Upon arrival at the World Conference Center, please proceed to the registration desk, which will be open from Saturday, 14 May, to Thursday, 26 May 2016, during the hours indicated below, to collect your badge for access to the conference premises.

    The acknowledgement letter for the participant’s nomination, available upon confirmation in the official registration system, and a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to the registration staff for the issuance of your badge.

    General Registration times:

    • Saturday, 14 May until Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • The Conference venue, as well as Registration, will be closed on Sunday, 22 May 2016
    • Monday, 23 May, until Thursday, 26 May 2016 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    Early registration on Saturday, 14 May, and Sunday, 15 May 2016, is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the sessions.

    Multiple registration for the session is not permitted (i.e. registration as an observer organization representative and a Party or State representative and/or press/media representative).

    Press Conferences/Booking a press conference roomTop

    Please send requests for press conferences to:  pressconf(at)unfccc(dot)int

    Scheduled press conferences are posted on the UNFCCC website and announced on the CCTV screens throughout the conference premises.

    More information on booking press conferences


    An official UNFCCC conference badge is needed to access the premises. The badge is issued only on the basis of a confirmation in the online registration system. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.


    All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport. Participants requiring an entry or transit visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this notification is received. The issuance of a visa for Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of the acknowledgement letter from the online registration system (ORS) should be attached to the visa request.

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

    Participants are advised that obtaining a long-term visa is contingent on the participant securing comprehensive insurance that covers the entire validity period of the visa.


    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings.

    The City of Bonn offers an accommodation and public transport package.

    Hotel bookings placed through the City of Bonn designated web page for the sessions include a free public transportation ticket for the city of Bonn and the region (Verbund Rhein-Sieg). The print-at-home PDF ticket is valid for the duration of the hotel stay of the delegate. The ticket will be sent automatically with the hotel reservation confirmation.

    For further assistance, use the following contact information:


    Telephone:  +49 (0) 228/ 910 41 33


    Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive 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 the security and safety of all participants and the smooth running 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 or are refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

Press conferences

pdf-icon Draft provisional tentative press conference schedule (39 kB) (as of 25 May 2016)

Please check the CCTV screens throughout the conference premises for the latest information.