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Side events

Side events and exhibits were established as a platform for admitted observer organizations that 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.

The official side event program for COP 21/CMP 11 contains over 200 events focused on major issues in the Convention process. You can access the full schedule through the link above.

Access to side events
Please note that the side event rooms will be located within the UNFCCC conference center. Therefore all speakers and participants who wish to take part in an event must be in possession of a conference badge for COP 21/CMP 11, i.e. duly registered as representative of a Party or observer organization, in order to access side event rooms. Additional registration to attend a side event is not necessary. Please find further information on registering for the conference here.

Semi-silent side events
Please note that all side events will be held “semi-silent”. This means that participants will need to use headsets in order to listen to the speakers. A sufficient number of headsets will be available in each side event room, corresponding to the number of chairs in the room.


 Thematic days and events

Wednesday, 2 December

Farmers' Day (#FarmersDay)
NAMA Fair (#NAMAfair, Facebook)

Thursday, 3 December

Young and Future Generations Day

Friday, 4 December

BINGO Day (#BizCOP21)
Education Day

Tuesday, 8 December

Gender Day
Africa Day
30 Nov - 11 Dec

pdf-icon INDC side events


LPAAThe Lima-Paris Action Agenda is a joint undertaking of the Peruvian and French COP presidencies, the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UNFCCC Secretariat. It is aimed at strengthening climate action throughout 2015, in Paris in December and beyond.
Further information is available on the LPAA website.



Pavilions, other and outside events
Besides the official side events coordinated by the UNFCCC secretariat, Parties and observer organizations often organize their own events relating to the climate change negotiation process within different Pavilions and outside the conference premises. Some NGOs also hold 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 will be announced hereunder on a request basis.                        

Program of the Climate Generations Areas

pdf-icon List of authorized publicity actions
Africa Pavilion

pdf-icon China Pavilion

Cities and Regions Pavilion

Climate Summit for Local Leaders, Friday, 4 December (at Paris City Hall)

pdf-icon Cultural Heritage Side Event, Tuesday, 1 December (at La Maison Champs-Elysees)
EU Pavilion
FEDARENE events at Halle Pajol, Paris
pdf-icon German Pavilion
pdf-icon Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion
Indonesia Pavilion
Interfaith activities
pdf-icon IUCN Pavilion
Japan Pavilion
New Nordic Climate Solutions – the Nordic Pavilion at COP21 (pdf-icon Nordic Pavilion schedule)
OECD Programme
pdf-icon Open for Business Hub (App available for Android and iOS)
Peru Pavilion
pdf-icon Republic of Korea Pavilion
Rio Conventions Pavilion
pdf-icon RTCC (Responding to Climate Change) events
pdf-icon Social work, climate change, and risk management, Tuesday, 1 December (at CNAM, Paris)
U.S. Center
pdf-icon Viet Nam Pavilion
Women and Gender Constituency Pavilion


COP 21 / CMP 11
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COP 21/ CMP 11 FAQs

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Status of credentials

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