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Tianjin Climate Change Conference - October 2010

Information for members of the press

  • Media advisory

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    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation to the conference. Only one accreditation is required and will cover participation in the sessions of both ad hoc working groups.

    For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section
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    (274 kB) RegistrationTop

    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located in the Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center (MJCEC).
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Saturday, 2 October, the "no registration, no access" rule will be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Early registration on Saturday, 2 October or Sunday, 3 October, is highly recommended in order to avoid delays.

    Registration times:
    Saturday, 2 October to Sunday, 3 October 2010, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Monday, 4 October to Saturday, 9 October 2010, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Double registration for the session is not permitted (i.e., observer organization representative and State representative or observer organization representative and press/media representative).


    Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC conferences do not remain valid. Members of the press must be accredited for each meeting.

    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. They are issued only on the basis of accreditation as a media professional representing a bona fide media organization.

    For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.

    All foreign delegates entering the People\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Republic of China must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for China, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as the notification is received. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of this notification should be attached to the visa request.
    For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry Foreign Affairs (also available in French and Spanish)

    pdf-icon Information on visa applications (520 kB)
    General visa requirements for China. Journalists have to apply for the J-2 visa.

    Please be informed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Republic of China has informed its diplomatic missions that international meetings of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol are being held in Tianjin. Approved applicants should attach a copy of their accreditation confirmation to the visa application, in lieu of an invitation letter.


    Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. If you require assistance in making a hotel reservation in Tianjin, please contact:

    Tianjin China International Travel Service
    Address: No. 22 Youyi Road
    Hexi District, Tianjin, China
    Telephone: +86 22 58559522, +86 22 58559525, +86 22 58559528
    Fax: +86 22 58559530
    E-mail Address: or


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain international medical insurance for the period of participation. The United Nations and the Convention secretariat disclaim all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation.

    In the interest of security and safety of all participants and the smooth development of the sessions, the Convention secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the conference premises, or to request registered participants to leave the premises. The Convention secretariat shall not be responsible for any or all expenses incurred by nominated participants who are requested to leave the premises, refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.


    Conference Spokesperson
    Eric Hall
    Tel: (+86) 18722186300
    Media Coordination (TV/Radio/Online Services)
    Alexander Saier
    Tel: (+86) 18722186587

    Press accreditation
    Naana Beeko
    Tel: (+86) 18722186070

    Media Liaison
    John Hay
    Tel: (+86) 18722186371

    UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary)
    Carrie Aßheuer
    Tel: (+86) 18722185938

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