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Bonn Climate Change Conference - October 2014

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation for the Bonn Climate Change Conference is open.

    The online system is the only official channel to obtain registration for UNFCCC conferences.  Please go to the online system to apply.

    Information on accreditation
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    All participants are requested upon arrival at the Conference venue to proceed to the registration desk, which will be open from Friday, 17 October 2014, 8 a.m. in order to collect their badges to access the conference premises.

    A valid photo ID in addition to the fast-track pass generated from the online registration system should be presented to registration staff.

    Registration Times:

    • Friday, 17 October 2014 to Sunday 19 October 2014 from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Saturday, 18 October 2014 to Sunday, 19 October 2014 from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Monday, 20 October 2014 until Saturday, 25 October 2014 from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Early registration on Saturday, 18 October 2014 or Sunday, 19 October 2014 is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the session.

    Please be aware that double registration is not permitted (i.e. as a State representative and an observer organization representative, or as an observer organization representative and a press/media representative).

    Book a press conference roomTop

    A press conference room will be available in the UN building "Lange Eugen" (room 2105) ONLY on Friday 24 October, next to the World Conference Center Bonn.  Live and on-demand webcast services will be provided.

    Please send requests for press conferences to pressconf(at)

    Information on booking press conferences


    A badge is needed to gain access to the premises. 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 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 the 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 this notification should be attached to the visa request. For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish).

    N.B. Participants are advised that the request for a long term visa is contingent on the participant securing comprehensive medical insurance to cover the entire period of the visa.

    Accommodation and transportTop

    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings. The secretariat is not in a position to make these arrangements.

    Hotel bookings placed through the link to the City of Bonn's designated page includes a free public transportation ticket for the city and the region of Bonn (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 along with the hotel reservation confirmation.

    For further assistance, please contact:
    Telephone: +49 (0)2 28/ 910 41 33


    Participants are strongly recommended 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 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 refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

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