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Official side events & exhibits

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Pavilions, other & outside events

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Mini Guide for observers

Practical information

Official side events & exhibits

Official side events

Official side events are a platform for admitted observer organizations, which have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to engage with Parties and other participants for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge.

UN agencies, admitted observer organizations and those Parties that partner with observers present their work or foster discussions on key issues, often engaging the audience in a Q&A session. Side events are 90 minutes in duration. A side event slot is offered free of charge.

The official side event program for COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 contained over 200 events focused on major issues in the Convention process. The full schedule and the side event materials are available through the link below

As introduced at SB 44, the official side events at COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 were organized under the common theme "Accelerating implementation of the Paris Agreement" and were categorized under the three categories:

1. Enhancing ambition:
pre-2020 action; any issues that help increase ambition.
2. Promoting implementation:
methodologies, showcasing of climate action, global stocktake, etc.
3. Providing support to developing countries:
means of implementation, replicable tools and approaches.

Thematic days

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

EarthInfo Day

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Farmers' Day (#FarmersDay)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Young and Future Generations Day

Friday, 11 November 2016


Monday, 14 November 2016

Education Day

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Gender Day
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Africa Day

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Climate Justice Day, information about Climate Justice day, Twitter

Live broadcast of side events

The official side events were broadcast live on YouTube through Google Hangouts On Air. Online audiences could listen in, watch the presentations and pose questions to the panel. The presentations made at the side events, accompanied by the audio recording, are available on YouTube and Google+ for viewing any time.






Greening of side events

With a view to reinforcing the greening of the conference, the organizers of all official side events were strongly encouraged by the UNFCCC secretariat to disseminate their side event materials through electronic means only. In order to track the sustainability level of each side event, a 3-level rating was used: 'green' (electronic dissemination of materials only), 'orange' (limited number of printed materials combined with electronic dissemination) and 'red' (a lot of leftover printed materials).

Thanks to the exemplary commitment and cooperation of many side event organizers, 111 side events (559% of the total of 201) were rated green. The list of all 'green' side events can be found through the link below.

Official exhibits

Exhibits serve as a platform for observer organizations and Parties to highlight diverse climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences and provide a meeting point for participants. They cover a wide variety of topics and are loosely clustered by theme. An exhibit stand is offered free of charge.

The full list of exhibits and the exhibit materials are available through the link below.

“Touch-to-collect” technology (Poken)
Poken at SB 44

In line with the sustainability efforts for COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, innovative “touch-to-collect” technology (Poken) was deployed by the host country. Poken is a platform for collecting digital information and networking in a user-friendly way.

Participants could receive a personal Poken device, at no charge, at the Poken distribution counters located inside the side events and exhibits hall (Area E) and in the Moroccan Pavilion (Area D). Poken, once registered with personal login information, allowed collecting digital information from the official exhibits, the side events and the Moroccan Pavilion, as well as recent secretariat’s publications and daily reports by observer organizations.

The registration of personal login information also allowed an exchange of digital business cards among participants holding a personal Poken device. Once collected information is loaded on participants’ computer and the conference is over, Poken devices are no longer needed. Participants were invited to contribute to sustainability by recycling their Poken device on the last day.

1-Day Oasis

The 1-Day Oasis is a new format of an exhibit that could be booked by duly accredited Parties and observers on a per-day basis to showcase climate action. The 1-Day Oasis could be used for open dialogues, meeting peers, launching initiatives, campaigns, projects, presenting a new project or the outcomes of implemented ones, in addition to the conventional use as an exhibit.

It allowed having a small standing audience of up to 20 people. The sound system was not provided, as the space was about 5 meters in diameter.

For more information on the 1-Day Oasis, please contact

1-Day Oasis

Pavilions, other and outside events

Besides the official side events and other events coordinated by the UNFCCC secretariat, Parties and observer organizations organized their own events relating to the climate change negotiation process within different Pavilions and outside the conference premises. Apart from these events, some NGOs held media actions or publicity activities in order to raise public awareness or to communicate with delegates during the sessions. The information on such events and activities was announced hereunder on a request basis.

pdf-icon List of authorized publicity actions of the day
China Pavilion, pdf-icon Agenda (341 kB) , pdf-icon Schedule (872 kB)
Democratic Republic of the Congo pdf-icon French, (28 kB) pdf-icon English (41 kB)
EBRD events
European Union Pavilion
Film screening "pdf-iconDes femmes et des hommes" (pdf-icon"Women and men"), 16 November 12:00 room Atlantic
pdf-icon French Pavilion programme
High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change
pdf-icon IETA BUSINESS HUB Program Guide (4416 kB)
GCC side events, pdf-icon schedule (358 kB)
pdf-icon Italian Pavilion (531 kB)
Japan Pavilion
pdf-icon Korean Pavilion (1530 kB)
Ministerial event “Endorsement of the Action Plan for the “5+5” Water Strategy in the Western Mediterranean”
Moroccan Pavilion Side Events Program,pdf-icon Arabic (2896 kB) , pdf-icon English (2288 kB) , pdf-icon French (2258 kB)

Nordic Pavilion, Nordic Pavilion programme

pdf-icon RTCC (391 kB)
pdf-icon Turkey Pavilion (375 kB)
US center, pdf-icon Program (479 kB) , pdf-icon Schedule (279 kB)
Women & Gender Constituency: piano concert pdf-icon Souffles de Femmes"

Climate Change Resources Corner (CCRC)

Parties and admitted observer organizations that do not have an exhibit booth were welcome to display their visual electronic materials (e.g. video, slideshow) on the CCRC screen, located in the side events & exhibits hall. 

Practical information

For questions regarding the official side events and exhibits, please contact

For questions regarding the Climate Change Studio and 1-Day Oasis, please contact