Information for the press

UNFCCC Media Accreditation

The UNFCCC secretariat has been open for media accreditation for the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP 23) since May and has been processing a large volume of applications. The secretariat indicated the initial quota was increased and that applications would be processed until the quota was reached.

As of 8 November the quota has been reached.  Accreditations are now at the maximum level in relation to the physical capacity of the conference and media facilities, taking into account other participants and fire and security regulations.

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to extend accreditation to applications received after 8 November.

Interview requests
The UNFCCC can accept interview requests with Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and other UNFCCC officials. Send requests to:

When requesting an interview, please indicate your organization, name, position and submit a brief list of questions to be answered.

To arrange for an interview with delegations or UN agencies, please inquire at the Media Information Desk in the Media Centre.

Press Conferences
Draft tentative provisional schedules:

Parties/IGO/UN NGO

Press conferences conducted at UNFCCC meetings are open to all accredited media. Only registered government representatives and admitted observer organizations may hold a press conference. In addition, the UNFCCC secretariat briefs the press throughout the conference.

COP 23 Excursions Programme for Participants

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the German Federal Environment Ministry are inviting the accredited delegates, observers, participants and journalists at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to explore the innovative energy region of NRW.

For more information about the programme of the excursions and registration visit: