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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Media accreditation for the May Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 46/APA 1-3) is now open. There is no deadline. Accreditation will remain open throughout the duration of the meeting.


    As of Sunday, 7 May 2017, the registration desk will be located at the World Conference Center.

    Early registration before Monday, 8 May 2017, is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the conference.

    • Please proceed to the registration desk 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.
    Registration times:
    • Sunday, 7 May 2017, from 8.30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • From Monday, 8 May 2017 until Saturday, 12 May 2017, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • From Monday, 15 May until Thursday, 18 May 2017, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The conference venue, as well as Registration, will be closed on
    Sunday, 14 May 2017.

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

    Book a press conference roomTop

    Advance requests for press conferences are gladly received, on the understanding that it is not yet possible to book them in our meeting room system. Requests will be kept on file, and confirmed when we are able to schedule.


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


    All foreign participants entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport.

    Participants requiring a 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) must be attached to the visa application.

    Participants are advised that obtaining a Schengen visa is contingent on the participant securing comprehensive insurance that covers the entire stay. If you are travelling more than once, it is recommended to directly get insurance that covers the time period of all intended stays.

    It is recommended to indicate in your visa application if you will attend the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23), the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13) and the second part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1.2) that will be held from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

    Please indicate also if a Schengen visa has been issued to you in the last 59 months.

    For more information, please visit the English language website of the German Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish) and the website of the German Mission where you plan to apply for your visa.


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

    Hotel bookings placed through the City of Bonn designated web page for the conference 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.

    Should you have questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact:

    Hotel Reservation Hotline
    +49 228 910 4133
    Ms. Annette Isengard
    Available Monday, 08 to Friday, 12.05.2017 and Monday, 15 to Thursday, 18.05.2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m


    Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive international medical insurance for the period of participation. The United Nations and the UNFCCC 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 conference, the UNFCCC secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the conference premises or to request registered participants to leave the premises.

    The UNFCCC 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 conference for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

Registration for Observers

Timelines for IGOs and NGOs with observer status to register their delegates through the Online Registration System for SB46:

Nomination: 26 January 2017 to 2 March 2017, midnight CET.

Confirmation: 9 March 2017 to 4 May 2017, midnight CET.

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Side events & Exhibits

Application period for side events and exhibits at the UN Climate Change Conference May 2017 (SB 46) will be open through the Side Events and Exhibits Online Registration System (SEORS):

The application period for side events & Exhibits was 07-10 February 2017, and is now closed.

More information on Side events & Exhibits