Please contact the side events and exhibit team at: firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Side events were established as a platform for observer organizations to highlight diverse climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences. Side events are a vital component of the sessions, as they provide opportunities for information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and legitimizing global governance. Parties, UN agencies and admitted observer organizations present their work or foster discussions on key issues, often engaging the audience in a Q&A session.
The successful development of side events over the last decade has led to high popularity among Parties in recent years. Previously, side events have been scheduled solely outside negotiation hours. Due to the high demand, an increased number of requests are accommodated by scheduling side events throughout the day. Side events are 90 minutes in duration.
UN System side events at COP 20 / CMP 10
Conference badges have to be picked up before registration closes for the day. The confirmation of your event does not justify an increase of your delegation or extension of registration office hours. Please ensure that speakers are aware of these arrangements.
Kindly also refer to the
Information for Participants for further information.
All interviews are announced on the UNFCCC website and CCTV monitors throughout the conference venue.
In the same vein, the secretariat encourages organizers to use the upload facility in their personal SEORS
account to upload information and electronic publications to the UNFCCC website. The track record of side
event organizers in uploading presentations and relevant documents onto their own SEORS account is one of
the Selection and Allocation Criteria that are taken into consideration for the selection of side events
and exhibits in future sessions. Changes can be made by replacing or deleting the existing files up to four
weeks after the sessions. Individual files should not exceed 4 MB, but it is possible to upload as many
files as needed.