Distribution of documents
The traditional 'documents counter' will be replaced at COP 18/CMP 8 in Doha, Qatar,
by the next-generation equivalent. Documents will be distributed in two ways:
Electronically to computers and other mobile devices for viewing and
downloading via the ISPS portal, PaperSmart.un.org.
Documents will also continue to be made available as usual on the UNFCCC website.
Via eight ISPS desks throughout the conference centre where assistance
with downloading electronic documents will be available. USB disks, on which documents may
be downloaded, will be provided on request at the ISPS desks. Hard-copy versions of
documents may also be collected at the desks (and can be ordered in advance electronically
in limited numbers via the ISPS portal or at the desks).
The service will encompass all pre-session and in-session documentation, including all
language versions, as well as an improved Daily Programme, and national statements. Access to
documents on the portal will be open to all.
Participants are encouraged to carry their laptops or mobile devices so as to make maximum
use of electronic versions of documents. In this context, ways to enhance access to
recharging facilities are being investigated.
While this new, more sustainable, mode of work is being introduced, every effort will be made
to ensure the smooth progress of the sessions. Special attention will be paid to ensuring
that key documents for adoption at the conclusion of the sessions are available to delegates
Distribution of statements
PaperSmart services also encompass the distribution through the ISPS portal of national
statements delivered during the high-level segment, and other statements as appropriate.
Delegations should e-mail a copy of the statement to PaperSmart@un.org or submit a hard copy to the ISPS desk in
the plenary hall.