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New Dehli Climate Change Conference - October 2002

New Delhi Climate Change Conference - October 2002


  • Documentation

    All official documents, as well as the Daily Schedule/Daily Programme and the list of participants, are available at the Documents Distribution Counter located in the ground floor, atrium. UNFCCC documents are also available on this site and by direct electronic mail upon request to:

    Wednesday, 23 October - Friday, 1 November

    Document Tables. Designated tables are available for the display of climate change related documents in the Conference facilities. These documents should be clearly attributed to an admitted organization or Party, and a copy deposited with the secretariat (Barbara Black). Please note that documents deposited elsewhere or not attributed will be removed.

    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 on second floor beside the atrium, are equipped with word processing and spreadsheet software and are connected to the Internet.

    The helpdesk staff at the Computer Centre is able to assist participants who wish to make overhead transparencies or scans of pictures. Note: Please be considerate and do not monopolize the equipment, which is intended for use by all participants.

    Photocopying machines. A commercial copy services is available to participants for the duration of the meetings. They are located in the Business Centre, ground floor, atrium. Additional copiers are located in the International Media Centre, ground floor of the Annex building for the use of media representatives and NGOs.

    Telephones, fax machines, and modem jacks. Card-operated telephones, as well as card-operated fax machines and plug-and-play desks to connect laptops to the Internet are located in the Business Centre, ground floor, atrium. They are also located in the International Media Centre, ground floor of the Annex building. Telephone cards can be purchased at the Business Centre. For instructions on how to use a plug and play desk to dial up to the Internet, please ask for the assistance of the helpdesk staff.

    Mobile telephones. COP 8 participants can rent mobile telephones at the Mobile Phone Desk, located in the Business Centre, ground floor, atrium.

    Funding for delegatesTop

    Delegates from Parties eligible for funding may collect their daily subsistence allowance (DSA) from the Administration office located on the first floor of the Vigyan Bhawan, beside the atrium. Please present your passport or other official identity document (photo ID), tickets and boarding pass stubs to the travel officer when claiming DSA. Hours: 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 6 p.m. Monday, 21 October - Friday, 1 November (closed on Saturday, 26 October and Sunday, 27 October)
    Contact for DSA payments:
    Ms. Gaby Kaufmann
    Contact for travel: Mr. Jaroslav Knap
    Tel.: 011-302 2340

    Services available to NGOsTop

    Offices for local NGO forum, environmental groups and business/industry organizations are located on the first floor of the Annex building. Each office is equipped with three PC workstations and a printer.

    Business and industry organizations
    Office Vigyan Bhawan Annex Building (1 st Floor) Room No. 275
    Tel.: 011-302 2314

    Environmental Groups
    Office Vigyan Bhawan Annex Building (1 st Floor) Room No. 274
    Tel.: 011-302 2313

    Local NGO Forum
    Office Vigyan Bhawan
    Tel.:011-302 2312

    General ServicesTop

    New Delhi Information. Information on hotel reservations, local transportation, train and air travel, as well as tourist information about New Delhi and India, is available at the Business Centre, ground floor, atrium.

    Pigeonholes. Delegates of Parties who wish to leave messages for other participants are requested to use the pigeonholes located at the Documents Distribution Counter.

    Representatives of non-governmental organizations may use the message board located in the main foyer to post messages. The posting of messages needs to be approved by UNFCCC.

    Please contact Horacio Peluffo (Tel. 011-302 2336) for messages addressed to delegates and Barbara Black (Tel.011-302 2335) for messages addressed to representatives of Observer organizations.

    Catering Facilities. Snack bars can be found on the ground floor, atrium and mezzanine floor over main foyer. A variety of restaurants are found in the food plaza located beside the annex building. A coffee corner will be made available in the writing/press area of the International Media Centre.

    Deliveries. Participants expecting deliveries to the Vigyan Bhawan should contact the Information Desk, located in the main foyer.

    Bank. A bank will be made available for participants of the conference. Services include the cashing of travellersÍ cheques and exchange of money. Pls. note that the exchange of currency (from rupee to US$) is restricted. For further details, please contact the bank personnel.

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Monday, 21 October - Friday, 1 November
    (closed on Saturday, 26 October and Sunday, 27 October)


    Receptions. A reception hosted by the Government of India to welcome participants to the conference will be held on Wednesday evening, 23 October in the Ashoka Hotel. Please refer to the CCTV monitors for further information.

    NGO Party. An NGO party will be held on Saturday evening, 26 October in the International Habitat House.

    Special events and exhibits. A preliminary schedule of special events and a list of exhibits held during COP 8 will be made available at the Information Desk. For updates and changes in 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.

    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.: 011-302 2335) before posting any material. Please note that flyers posted in other areas of the conference centre will be removed.


    Emergencies. In case of a medical emergency, please contact the medical staff located near the Security Office, ground floor of Vigyan Bhawan.

    For other emergencies, immediately contact UN security staff (wearing either a UN uniform or a UN armband), who will be located at the entrance of the conference area, or call the following number:
    011-302 2345, 011-302 2347

    Personal items. Please be aware that unattended items will be removed. Contact UN security staff, located near the entrance, for lost and found items.

    Food or drinks are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

    Smoking area. Please note that smoking is not permitted on the meeting premises, except in the designated areas.