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Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    The deadline for accreditation to COP 19/CMP 9 was 8 November.  The secretariat has received a high number of accreditation applications and will be enforcing a quota for the maximum level of participants in relation to the physical capacity of the conference and media facilities, taking into account other participants and fire and security regulations.

    Late applications may still be submitted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the applicant's credentials meet UN criteria and there is space, the accreditation will be processed. There is, however, no guarantee that it will be possible to allow access to the conference for late applicants.

    Information on media accreditation
    pdf-icon Frequently Asked Questions (273 kB)


    Upon arrival, you are requested to register at the Registration area located in the National Stadium in Warsaw from Saturday 9, November to Friday, 22 November 2013 during the opening hours indicated below

    Registration opening hours:

    • Saturday, 9 November until Saturday, 16 November 2013, from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    • Sunday, 17 November 2013, registration will be closed.
    • Monday, 18 November until Thursday, 21 November 2013, from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    • Friday, 22 November 2013, from 8.00 a.m. to 6 00 p.m.

    To avoid delays, it is highly recommended that you register on
    Saturday, 9 November or Sunday, 10 November. Access will be granted to participants from Monday, 11 November to Friday, 22 November 2013.

    Please be aware that you can only register once for the sessions. Double registration is not permitted (i.e. as a State representative and an observer organization representative, or as an observer organization representative and a
    press/media representative).


    It is essential that you have an official UNFCCC conference badge in order to gain access to the premises. These are issued only on the basis of confirmation in the
    online registration system. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.


    All foreign delegates entering the Republic of Poland must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa for Poland, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as early as possible.

    For more information, please visit the website of
    the Polish Foreign Ministry
    Additional information on the issuance of visas


    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings.  If you require assistance in locating and booking accommodation for your stay in Warsaw, please visit the host government’s web page


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive 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 or the period of participation.

    In the interest of the security and safety of all participants and the smooth running 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, or refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

Press conference schedule

Live press conference schedule

Tentative provisional press conference schedules
(updated daily)

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Information on booking press conferences

Please note:  all press conferences will be webcast live and available on-demand

UNFCCC press releases

Press tours

The Polish Tourist Organization, in cooperation with the Warsaw Tourist Office, would like to extend an invitation to all journalists accredited to COP 19/CMP 9 to join specially organized press tours.