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Copenhagen Climate Change Conference - December 2009

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference - December 2009

(116 kB) Information for members of the press



    The total number of approved accreditations is now at maximum level in relation to the physical capacity of the media facilities and taking into account other participants and fire and security regulations. Press accreditation requests received as of 30 November are processed but requests for new accreditation will remain suspended.



    • All journalists and media representatives having approved accreditation should proceed as EARLY AS POSSIBLE to collect their photo badge IDs at the conference venue (Bella Center).
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of 1 December 2009, the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Badges may be collected from the registration pavilion during these times:

    NEWS (14 Dec., 22.00hs):

    Accreditation on 14 December starts at 8.00a.m.. Please watch out for the seperate Media Lane!!

    16 December 12h00-18h00
    17-18 December 8h00-18h00


    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.

    Booking press conferencesTop

    Booking press conferences


    Press/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.

    The Government of Denmark wishes to inform participants that they are strongly encouraged to register through the Nordic Hotel Group (NHG) booking system to secure their accommodation for Copenhagen. Transport and security will be provided during the conference based on these bookings. If participants make their own accommodation arrangements, they run the risk of excluding themselves from these arrangements.


    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.

    All foreign delegates entering Denmark must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Denmark, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities. The issuance of a visa for the Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

    More information on visa applications

    COP 15 Host BroadcasterTop

    COP 15 Host Broadcaster

    Information notesTop

    pdf-icon Note to correspondents No.5 (167 kB) Media Arrangements for 17-18 December 2009
    pdf-icon Note to correspondents No.4 (181 kB) High-level Segment of COP15 and other Events of Interest to the Media
    pdf-icon Note to correspondents No.3 (177 kB) Opening of COP 15
    pdf-icon Note to correspondents No. 2 (176 kB) Media Access to Opening of COP 15
    pdf-icon Note to correspondents No.1 (216 kB) Media Arrangements


    UNFCCC Communications Team in Copenhagen

    Press accreditation
    Paulina Kubiak
    Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
    Tel: +45 36 19 63 71

    Media Liaison
    John Hay
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 03

    UNFCCC Media Coordinator
    Axel Wuestenhagen
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 34

    Conference Spokesman
    Eric Hall
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 02

    UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary)
    Carrie Assheuer
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 07

    Online services
    Alexander Saier
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 10

    Press Conference Room booking
    Annetta Dunn
    Tel: +45 50 77 36 27

    Jingwen Yang

    Media Information Counter
    Elke Hoekstra
    Tel: +45 50 77 34 11

    Media Training Workshop
    Lucy Waruingi
    Tel.: +45 50 77 34 08

    CDM Information and Queries
    David Abbass
    Tel.: +45 50 77 34 81


    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 this context, participants are strongly recommended to obtain international medical insurance for the period of participation.

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