Information for the Press at COP 25

MEDIA ACCREDITED TO COP 25:  Please note that the media centre will be open as of Sunday, 1 December, 8:00 a.m. (CET)

Note to Correspondents - information on the opening of COP 25

Media fact sheet (information about the facilities being made available in the Media Centre during COP 25)




Media accreditation for COP 25 is closed.  Following closure of the online registration system, we will now commence with review of the applications received by the deadline and notify applicants accordingly.  Regrettably, we are not in a position to accept new applications.

  • Media representatives already registered may download a new acknowledgement document which indicates the location is now Madrid.
  • Those who require a visa support letter can download new one via the link that has previously been sent to them. The location has already been updated to Madrid.
  • Further information on completing the accreditation process
  • Frequently asked questions



Upon arrival at the venue for the first time, you will be requested to proceed to the registration desk to collect your badge for access to the conference premises. The acknowledgement letter for the participant’s nomination, available upon confirmation in the online registration system, and a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to the registration staff for the issuance of your badge.

Registration desk opening hours
From Friday, 29 November to Friday, 13 December: 08:00 – 19:00 hrs
The conference venue, including registration, will be closed on Sunday, 8 December.

Early registration, before Monday, 2 December, is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the conference.


An official UNFCCC conference badge is needed to access the premises. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.

Press conferences

COP25 Provisional press conference schedule (as of 12 December 2019)

Draft/provisional/tentative press conference schedule for room CHILOE (as of 13 December 2019)

Draft/provisional/tentative press conference schedule for room MOCHA (as of 13 December 2019)

Requests should be addressed by email to pressconf[at]

More information on press conferences

Use of camera and audio/video recording devices

The taking of still photographs and making of audio or video recordings within a United Nations designated conference venue are subject to guidelines and any other guidance or instructions deemed relevant by the
secretariat or United Nations Security.


The secretariat of the UNFCCC and the Government of the Kingdom of Spain are working on procedures to facilitate the issuance of visas in order for participants to attend COP 25 in Madrid.

For visa applications, a new confirmation letter indicating the new location of the Conference is available in the “Online Registration Letter” within the Online Registration System. Participants who have already registered can download the new confirmation letter and apply for a Schengen area visa accordingly.

All participants with a confirmation letter from the Online Registration System (ORS) can apply directly, without previous appointment at Spanish embassies and consulates.

List of Spanish embassies and consulates and their contact details.

For countries without Spanish embassies and consulates please see the list with representations provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain.

The Government of Spain is aware of the concerns of participants who cannot easily reach a Spanish embassy or consulate, and is dedicated to resolving these cases as soon as possible.

Accommodation and transport

The Government of the Kingdom of Spain has appointed Bco Congresos as the Official Housing Bureau for the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in IFEMA-Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.

Further information


Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive international medical insurance for their period of participation. The United Nations and the UNFCCC 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.

Additionally, participants are personally responsible for any and all materials that they bring onto the conference premises. The United Nations and the UNFCCC secretariat disclaim all liability and responsibility for the loss, destruction or theft of any such materials.

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