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Bonn Climate Change Conference - November 2017
Media accreditation for the Bonn Climate Change Conference (COP 23) is now open.

The conference will take place from 6 to 17 November 2017 at the World Conference Center Bonn, Germany.

Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC meetings do not remain valid. Members of the press must be accredited for each meeting. A new letter of assignment and copy of press card (or other materials in lieu of a press card) are required.

Online accreditation is the ONLY official channel to obtain registration for the media. The secretariat is not in a position to accept accreditations via any other channel (e-mail, fax, post, etc). Please note the important information below:
  • The accreditation system for COP 23 is open as of Friday, 19 May 2017 and the deadline for applications is 31 August 2017
  • Follow the steps below to apply for media accreditation (make sure that you choose COP 23 as the current meeting)
  • We will accept applications for media accreditation until the deadline of 31 August 2017
  • Applications will then be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the status of their application as of 22 September 2017
How to apply for media accreditation

1. Go to the Online Registration System
2. Look on the top left corner for options to either login or create an account
3. If you have an account, log in with your e-mail address and password
4. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, select “COP 23” as the current meeting
5. Upload the required documentation and click on "Submit application"

Only completed applications will be considered. Delays could occur if the request does not have the required documents (copy of press card, letter of assignment) or is not submitted.

Once the request is approved, a confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address on file in the online account. You need to come in person to collect your media pass.

Please note that applying for accreditation does not guarantee registration to COP 23. The secretariat may, at any time and for safety and security reasons, put measures in place to manage the number of accredited media who are able to attend the conference.
For explanations of key concepts, vocabulary and the negotiating process, please see the Essential Background section.
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