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Cancun Climate Change Conference - November 2010

Cancun Climate Change Conference - November 2010

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Ceiling on media participation inside the conference venues
    To ensure that all media have adequate access to available facilities within which to work and for security and safety reasons, maximum media participation is 2,000 persons. All registered media will have full access to the facilities and services described below.



    • All media proceeding to the Cancunmesse location to register for the conference MUST bring with them a printed copy of the their APPROVED Media Accreditation Status online form together with their passport.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • Early registration is highly recommended in order to avoid delays

    Opening hours
    From Tuesday, 23 November 2010 to Sunday, 28 November 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    From Monday, 29 November 2010 to Friday, 10 December 2010 from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Double registration for the sessions is not permitted (i.e., as State representative and observer organization representative, or as State representative and press/media)


    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 organization.

    For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    Please visit the host country website for visa requirements. The UNFCCC secretariat is not in a position to issue invitation letters for visa purposes. You may use the confirmation of your accreditation when making your application, as well as the letter of assignment from your media organization.

    Press and Media representatives bringing into Mexico professional equipment exceeding items allowed as luggage free of import taxes for tourists must obtain a "Correspondent visa" at the nearest Mexican embassy or consulate. Media representatives will prepare a list of the said professional equipment, which a Mexican diplomatic office will need to certify/stamp. That list must include the following information for each item: description, serial number, brand, country of origin and approximate price in U.S. dollars


    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. Accommodation is available at official conference hotels, or at any other hotel of choice.

    A free continuous transport system will operate between all official conference hotels and the Cancunmesse venue. All access to the Moon Palace will be through the security check point at the Cancunmesse. Continuous shuttle buses will take participants from the Cancunmesse to the Moon Palace. No direct access to the Moon Palace will be granted. Inside the Moon Palace, shuttle buses will operate every 12 minutes between the Nizuc Lobby Building (Media Centre/IBC), the Expo Centre and the Sunrise Lobby Building.

    Overview of COP 16/CMP 6 Meeting Venues

    Moon Palace:

    • Sunrise Lobby Building: Plenary I
    • Expo Centre Building: Plenary II and press conference rooms 1 & 2
    • Nizuc Lobby Building: Media Centre and International Broadcast Centre (IBC)

    Cancun messe:

    • Press accreditation and registration
    • Security screening and access
    • Press conference room 3
    • All exhibitions and side events

    Press Working AreaTop

    Television and Radio ServicesTop

    The International Broadcasting Center (IBC) will provide working facilities for broadcasters, including the provision of standup postions, MCR and distribution services. Broadcasters having an interest to use these services should contact:

    Facts to Consider
    Power Supply in Mexico is 110volts.
    Broadcast Signal will be in NTSC.
    Broadcast Signal will only be available for download through SDI.

    Closed Circuit TV Facility
    The Host Broadcaster will cover all proceedings from gavel-to-gavel in Plenaries 1 & 2 and Press Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3. All the coverage will be available to be monitored on the CCTV network and distributed to the Media Centre and IBC

    Note to CorrespondentsTop

    pdf-icon Note to Correspondents 2 (42 kB) - High-Level Segment of COP16/CMP6
    pdf-icon Note to Correspondents 1 (174 kB) - Opening of COP16/CMP6

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