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Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    The deadline for accreditation to COP 20/CMP 10 was 24 November. 


    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. Complete press accreditation requests received as of 24 November will be processed but requests for new accreditation will remain suspended.

    Information on accreditation  | Acreditación de la prensa/medios de información | Accréditation de la presse/média

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    Upon arrival, participants are requested to register at the Registration counter from Saturday, 29 November to Friday, 12 December 2014 during opening hours.

    The acknowledgement letter generated from the online registration system in addition to a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to registration staff.

    Media registration opening hours:

    • Saturday, 29 November until Saturday, 6 December 2014, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 7 December 2014, registration will be closed.
    • Monday, 8 December until Friday, 12 December 2014, from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

    To avoid delays, it is highly recommended that you register on Saturday, 29 November or Sunday, 30 November 2014.

    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).

    Expression of Interest for media coverage workspaceTop

    The deadline for applications for provision of workspaces was 21 November 2014. pdf-icon Updated information (253 kB)

    Information on commercial services for Broadcasters


    The official UNFCCC conference badge is required in order to gain access to the premises. These are issued only on the basis of confirmation in the online registration system. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.


    All foreign participants entering Peru must have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months. Participants requiring a visa for Peru, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities immediately. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of the acknowledgement letter from the online registration system (ORS) should be attached to the visa request.

    For more information, please visit the website of the
    Peruvian Foreign Ministry
     (Spanish only).

    Instructions to obtain a journalist visa

    Additional information on the issuance of visas from the host country website


    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.

    Information on accommodation from the host country

    Book a press conference roomTop

    Advance requests for press conferences at the Lima Climate Change Conference may be accepted on the understanding that it is not yet possible to book press conferences in our meeting room system. Early requests will be kept on file, and confirmed when we are able to schedule them.

    More information and press conference request form


     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 or the period of participation.
    In the interest of the 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.

Note to Correspondents

Press conferences

Live press conference schedule

Draft, provisional, tentative schedules of press conferences (as of 12 December 2014):

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