Side Events were established as a platform for observer organizations to highlight diverse climate change issues at UNFCCC conferences. Side Events are a vital component of the sessions, as they provide opportunities for information dissemination, capacity building, policy discussions and legitimizing global governance. Alongside Parties or UN agencies, observer organizations present their work or foster discussions on key issues, often engaging the audience in a Q&A session.
The online registration period closed on 22 March 2013. All applicants have now been informed on the outcome of their application through SEORS. Those who missed the registration period could be placed on a waiting list in case there are cancellations. For additional information, please consult the List of Side Events or contact the Side Events and Exhibit team firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides the official side events coordinated by the UNFCCC secretariat, Parties and observer organizations often organize their own events relating to the climate change negotiation process outside the conference premises. Some NGOs also hold media actions or publicity activities in order to raise public awareness or to communicate with delegates during the sessions. The information on such events and activities will be announced here on a request basis.