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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - October 2001

Marrakech Climate Change Conference - October 2001



Logistics

  • Information on the meetings

    The Daily Programme provides information on all scheduled meetings of the Convention bodies, including their timing and venue, and the agenda items to be considered. It also provides schedules of the meetings of other groups and of press briefings, as well as other announcements relevant to the conference. The Programme is available in English and French at the Documents Distribution Counter and on the UNFCCC web site.

    Please note that information contained in the Programme is subject to change according to the needs of the negotiating process. Any changes or important announcements are displayed on the CCTV monitors located in the foyer of the Palais des Congrès and elsewhere on the conference premises. This information can also be viewed on the UNFCCC web site.

    The Information Desk, located opposite the main entrance of the Palais des Congrès, provides information about the meetings and the venue.

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Contact: Mr. Andreas Engler
    Tel.: 044 44 93 64

    Fax: 044 44 83 67

    Meeting rooms can be reserved at the Meeting Room Assignment Desk located in the foyer (Espace Menara).

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Contact: Ms Kay Merce /
    Ms Alice Baumelle

    Tel.: 044 44 83 92

    DocumentationTop

    All official documents, as well as the Daily Programme and the List of Participants, are available at the Documents Distribution Counter located in Espace Medina.

    UNFCCC documents are also available on the Internet and by direct electronic mail upon request to: secretariat@unfccc.int.

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Computer and communication servicesTop

    Computer facilities. Computers and high-speed printers are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. These computers, located in Espace Asni on the ground floor, are equipped with word processing and spreadsheet software and are connected to the Internet.

    The helpdesk staff at the Computer Centre also assist participants who wish to make colour prints, printouts on overhead transparencies or scans of pictures.

    Note: Please be considerate and do not monopolize the equipment, which is intended for use by all participants.

    Telephones, fax machines, and modem jacks. Pay telephones are located in the area between the Palais des Congrès and the COP 7 Village as well as in various locations around the conference centre. Fax machines as well as plug-and-play desks to connect laptops to the Internet are located on the ground floor in Espace Medina next to the Documents Distribution Counter. Additional plug-and-play desks are available in espace Ourika in the basement.

    For instructions on how to use the plug-and-play desks to dial up the Internet, please see the information stickers on the desks or contact Maroc Telecom staff at the Information Desk.

    The Maroc Telecom team also sells mobile phones as well as phone cards needed to operate the telephones in and around the Palais des Congrès.

    Funding for delegatesTop

    Delegates from Parties eligible for funding may collect their daily subsistence allowance (DSA) from the UNFCCC Administration office located on the second floor. The office can be accessed from the stairwell. Please present your passport or other official identity document (photo ID), tickets and boarding pass stubs to the travel officer when claiming DSA.

    Hours: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    (closed on Saturday, 3 November
    and Sunday, 4 November)

    Contact: Ms Gaby Kaufmann,
    Mr. Jaroslav Knap,
    Mr. Steven Moore

    Services available to NGOsTop

    Offices and a meeting room for environmental NGOs, business and industry groups as well as local NGOs are located in the Atlas Hotel. Each office is equipped with three PC workstations and a printer. NGO Press Briefings will be held in room Al Waha located in the COP 7 Village.

    Business and industry organizations
    Room Tafraout, Atlas Hotel

    Environmental groups
    Room Dakhla, Atlas Hotel

    Local NGOs
    Bureau 4, Atlas Hotel

    General ServicesTop

    Information on Marrakech. Information on hotel reservations, local transportation, car rental, train and air travel, as well as tourist information and arrangements for sight-seeing tours are provided by staff of the GIE at the Information Desk.

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Tel.: 066642932

    In addition, the entrance area of the COP 7 Village houses displays of Moroccan art and handicraft. For more information on these exhibitions, please contact GIE staff at the Information Desk or the GIE counter at the entrance of the COP 7 Village.

    Pigeon-holes. Pigeon-holes for the distribution of official documents and the messages of delegates are located at the Documents Distribution Counter. Participants are kindly requested to refrain from distributing non-official material via the pigeon-holes. Representatives of non-governmental organizations may post messages on the message board located in the main foyer near the Information Desk.

    Restaurants. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the Palais des Congrès and in the COP 7 Village outside the Palais des Congrès. The COP 7 Village also houses an Italian and a Moroccan restaurant as well as a traditional Moroccan Salon de Thé. Vouchers for meals in these facilities are available at the GIE counter in the Palais des Congrès and in the entrance area to the COP 7 Village.

    Deliveries. Participants expecting deliveries to the Palais des Congrès should contact Mr. Isham Ouaabbou or Mr. Tariq Aboimadi, located at the Information Desk (Tel.: 044 44 93 64).

    Bank. Citibank, located in the foyer of the Palais des Congrès near the main entrance, operates a service counter for participants of the conference. Services include the processing of DSA payments, cashing of travellers cheques and changing of major currencies from and into Moroccan Dirham.

    Hours: 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    (closed on Saturday, 3 November and Sunday, 4 November)

    EventsTop

    Receptions. The Wali de la Région Marrakech Tensift Al Haouz invites all participants of COP 7 to a welcome reception to be held on Monday, 29 October, 7 p.m., at the Hotel Mansour Eddahbi.

    Special events and exhibits. A preliminary calendar of special events and exhibits held during COP 7 will be made available with the first issue of the Daily Programme at the beginning of the conference. For updates and changes to the calendar, please see the Daily Programme and the announcements on the CCTV monitors as well as the message board for special events and exhibits in the main foyer and in front of the NGO Liaison Office in Espace Medina.

    In order to provide a better focus for information on events and to avoid paper wastage, participants are kindly requested to post flyers and posters regarding special events, exhibits or meetings only on this message board and to inform the secretariat (Ms Barbara Black, Tel.: 044 44 83 90) before posting any material. Please note that flyers posted in other areas of the conference centre will be removed.

    Other events. The World Council of Churches invites COP 7 participants to a Colloquium on Religion and Environment with a particular focus on Islamic and Christian perspectives on environment and climate change, to be held Saturday, 3 November 2001, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Hotel Kenzi Farah, Avenue du Président Kennedy, Marrakech. Lunch will be provided.

    For pre-registration please contact: Dr. David Hallman, WCC Climate Change Programme Coordinator, Hotel Kenzi Farah, Marrakech tel. 044 44 74 00 fax. 044 44 87 30 or Cellular phone 044 77 40 45 52 92.

    Site visits. Several site visits have been organized by the Moroccan delegation on topics related to climate change. These will take place on Saturday, 3 November. Further information will be made available in the Daily Programme.

    RemarksTop

    Emergencies. In case of a medical emergency, please contact the medical staff located in the first aid room outside the main entrance of the Palais des Congrès or call 04 33 92 92 (between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.). For other emergencies and medical emergencies after 10 p.m., please contact UN security staff (wearing either a UN uniform or a UN armband), who will be located at the entrance of the conference area (Tel.: 062839741 or 062839643).

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    Personal items. Please be aware that unattended items will be removed. Contact UN security staff, located in the foyer of the Palais des Congrès (Espace Medina), for lost and found items.

    Food or drinks are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

    Smoking area. Please note that smoking is not permitted in the Conference Centre, except in the designated areas.

    Summary of Conference Services (A-Z)Top

    What

    Where

    Remarks

    Banking services

    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    (closed on Saturday, 3 November
    and Sunday, 4 November)

    Computers

    Computer Centre
    Espace Asni
    Ground floor
    Palais des Congrès

    For more information, see page 3.

    Conference information

    Information Desk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    Tel.: 044 44 93 64
    Fax: 044 44 83 67

    Deliveries to the conference centre

    Information Desk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Isham Ouaabbou or Mr. Tariq Aboimadi
    Tel.: 044 44 93 64

    First aid

    Office outside of main entrance of the
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 8 a.m. -10 p.m.
    Tel.: 04 33 92 92
    After 10 p.m.
    Tel.: 062839741 or 062839643

    Funding for delegates

    UNFCCC Administration
    Second floor
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    (closed on Saturday, 3 November
    and Sunday, 4 November)

    Information on climate change and UNFCCC

    Climate Change Kiosk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    For more information, see page 4.

    Information on Marrakech

    GIE Desk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tel.: 066642932

    List of participants

    Conference Affairs Espace Agdal
    Ground floor
    Palais des Congrès

    Mr. Horacio Peluffo
    Ms Carrie Assheuer
    Tel.: 044 43 97 93

    List of speakers

    Meeting Room Assignment Desk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Tel.: 044 44 83 48

    Media accreditation

    Press Accreditation Counter
    COP 7 Village

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    Tel.: 044 44 66 09
    Fax: 044 44 88 61

    Media Coordinator

    Media Centre
    COP 7 Village

    Mr. Axel Wüstenhagen
    Tel.: 044 44 89 31

    Media Information

    Media Information Desk
    Media Centre
    COP 7 Village

    Tel.: 044 44 93 55

    Meeting Room Assignment

    Meeting Room Assignment Desk
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    Tel.: 044 44 83 92

    NGO Liaison
    Special events and exhibits

    NGO Liaison Office
    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    Ms Barbara Black, Ms Gaby Schmitz
    Tel.: 044 44 83 90

    Official documents

    Documents Distribution Counter
    Espace Medina
    Ground floor
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Press Conference Booking

    Foyer (Espace Menara)
    Palais des Congrès

    Hours: 9 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    Tel.: 044 44 83 92

    Press Documents

    Media Information Desk
    Media Centre
    COP 7 Village

    Tel.: 044 44 93 55

    Registration of participants

    Registration tent
    COP 7 Village

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November
    Tel.: 044 44 88 51
    Fax: 044 44 88 60

    Security

    Foyer / Espace Medina
    Palais des Congrès

    Tel.: 062839741 or 062839643

    Telecommunications

    Foyer
    Palais des Congrès

    For more information, see page 3.

    UNFCCC Spokesperson

    Media Centre
    COP 7 Village

    Mr. Michael Williams
    Tel.: 044 44 89 99

Marrakech Accords and Declaration

Special Events and Exhibits

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