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 for
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.