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Vienna Climate Change Conference - August 2007

Vienna Climate Change Conference - August 2007

Information for members of the press

  • Press conference schedule

    • All press conferences will be webcast live and on demand
    • Representatives of the media are invited to e-mail questions in advance (UNFCCC press conferences only)
    • Phone-in number to ask questions (UNFCCC press conferences only): +43 1 218 59 60


    Monday, 27 August
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13.15-13.45 UNFCCC Excecutive Secretary and Dialogue Co-chairs
    Tuesday, 28 August
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13.15-13.45 UNFCCC secretariat presents report on investment and financial flows
    (PDF) Fact sheet (160 kB) : Investment and financial flows for a strengthened response to climate change
    phone in number (to ask questions only): +43 1 218 5960
    Wednesday, 29 August
    Time Delegation/Organization
    13.30-14.00 Delegation of the United States
    Friday, 31 August 2007
    Time Delegation/Organization
    11.00-11.30 African Civil Society

    UNFCCC Executive Secretary
    phone in number (to ask questions only): +43 1 218 5960

    13.45-14.15 Climate Action Network (CAN)


    Start the application process by submitting the online accreditation form.

    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation for the Ad hoc Working Group (AWG) and the Dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by enhancing implementation of the Convention. Only one accreditation is required and will cover participation in the Ad hoc Working Group and the Dialogue.

    Deadline: The deadline for accreditation was Wednesday, 15 August 2007. Please note that we can still receive accreditation requests received after this date; however, there could be a delay in processing.

    For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section
    Find quick answers to pdf-icon frequently asked questions about accreditation (220 kB)
    Check the status of your accreditation


    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located at the Austria Center Vienna.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • As of Saturday, 25 August 2007 the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
    • Early registration on Saturday, 25 August or Sunday, 26 August is highly recommended to avoid delays.
    • Nomination to the fourth session of the AWG will also allow participants to attend the dialogue on long-term cooperative action to address climate change by enhancing implementation of the Convention.

    Registration hours - PLEASE NOTE CHANGES

    • Saturday, 25 August 2007: From 14:00 to 18:00
    • Sunday , 26 August 2007: From 9:00 to 17:00
    • Monday, 27 to Friday 31 August 2007: From 07:30 to 15:30

    Outside of these times, only registered participants shall get access to the premises.

    Members of the press who already hold a valid accreditation to the VIC may use their current badge to access the conference premises.

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


    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. They are issued only upon approval of the accreditation application. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.

    In order to reduce costs, badges for the session will be produced in Bonn and taken to Vienna. Consequently, participants are strongly advised to forward their accreditation applications to the secretariat as soon as possible so that they can be processed in a timely manner.


    All foreign delegates entering the Republic of Austria must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Austria, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this notification is received. The issuance of a visa for the Schengen States may take several weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. For more information, please contact the Austrian Embassy competent for your home country. Contact details for all Austrian Embassies are available on the website of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (please select the appropriate country and the search criterion "Austrian Representation" under "Country information" in the right hand corner of the window).


    Participants who require assistance in making a hotel reservation in Austria may contact:

    AUSTROPA Interconvention
    Friedrichstrasse 7
    1010 Vienna, Austria
    Telephone: +43 1 588 00 510
    Fax: +43 1 588 00 520


    It is strongly recommended that participants 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.


    Mr. John Hay, Conference Spokesperson

    Mr. Alexander Saier, Information Officer
    (press conference room) - asaier(at)

    Ms. Carrie Assheuer, Public Information and Media Assistant
    (interview requests)

Closing Press Briefing

Friday, 18 May 2007, 13.00 (CEST)
Webcast available

Journalist Training (Aug. 2007)

The secretariat organized a training for journalists in cooperation with COM+ (Alliance of communicators for sustainable development) and The World Bank.
(PDF) Programme (61 kB)

Presentations made at the Special Program for Journalists

Vienna-based media already accredited to the VIC

Members of the press who already hold a valid accreditation to the VIC may use their current badge to access the conference premises. When completing the online form, only minimum information is required.