Registration for COP17 in Durban closes in March

If you wish to attend COP17, but the organisation you are associated with is not registered with the UNFCCC secretariat, you need to move quite fast to register.

For those organizations that are interested in attending COP17 in South Africa that have not yet been admitted as an Observer organization with the UNFCCC (meaning an organization that can accredit individuals to participate in UNFCCC meetings), the deadline is approaching quickly (Tuesday, March 1, 2011).

Information on how to get your application in to the UNFCCC Secretariat (well before March 1, 2011 is safer) can be found at:http://unfccc.int/parties_and_observers/ngo/items/3667.php . Look on the webpage under Standard admission process (pdf).

Questions about this can be directed to the UNFCCC Secretariat Observer Liaison Officer (Megumi Endo, <MEndo@unfccc.int>).

Note that UN registration is of course not required to attend NGO events that will be organised outside of the official UN spaces.

The UNFCCC also usually organises a “climate village”, which is open to the general public, but if Cancun was anything to go by, most used by business and tourism interests.

NOVEMBER UPDATE: Please note, registration for the UN COP and side-events (all events at the International Convention Centre and Durban Exhibition Centre) closed at the end of September. There is no way to get in now. However, you can still attend many other related events that are being organised outside the official COP at the same time.

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29 responses to “Registration for COP17 in Durban closes in March

  1. Hi.juat t remind the ecological activists.I am a long time membrof Earthlife Africa from Pretoria.We did good things in Mamelodi and Limpopo in the late 8Os .Along side political struggles we planted trees to mark events. Cheer.

    Elizabeth

  2. Hello. I am an environmentalist in an agency journalist media production in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I voudrairs well take part in the COP 17 in Durban Africa Sud.Besoin to have a press pass.

    • hi Ruben,
      for press accreditation during the COP, you should visit the UNFCCC website, unfccc.int, and follow the links there – you should have lots of time still.
      best,
      David

  3. Sivuyile Maboda

    if submitted registration form as an observer organization when one should expect to hear form them? decision.

    • Hello Sivuyile, that’s hard to say – but they do say it will take a few months to process these requests. I can also tell you that other organisations are also waiting to hear from them. I would give them at least till the end of May before enquiring about the status of your application.

  4. The Green Economics Institute will be coming to Durban and will be running an event in Cape Town about Green Economics on the 13th 14th and 15th December 2011.

  5. Sudashon

    Good day

    I am a renewable energy project developer from South Africa Durban and I would like to attend this event , is their any way this will be possible ?

  6. Rajan Thapaa

    My name is Rajan Thapa, works as a coordinator of Nepalese Youth for Climate Action and I would like to attend this whole event in South Africa, is their any way this will be possible for?

    • Absolutely African Tours and Safaris

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      info@ddsafaris.co.za. Regards and good luck, Michele

  7. Jacob Gregory Manqoba Msimang

    I want to participate for the whole conference frrom 28 November to 09 December 2011.

    • Hi, sorry, but this is a civil society blog – we can’t help you with registration for the UNFCCC COP/conference – for that, you will have to work through an accredited organisation, and since nominations for delegations closed at the end of September, it is now highly unlikely that you can get in, unless you are able to get media accreditation – and that will obviously require that you be supported by a recognised media organisation: http://unfccc.int/press/calender_of_events/accreditation/items/2987.php. Of course, you can also still participate in the open civil society events that will be happening in Durban at the same time.

  8. Jacob Gregory Manqoba Msimang

    I work under the department of education in KZN in South Africa. I have graduated with an Hons Degree in Enviroinmental Management from Unisa this year. I am interested to participate, contribute and enrich myself in this coming conference.

    • Hi, sorry, but this is a civil society blog – we can’t help you with registration for the UNFCCC COP/conference – for that, you will have to work through an accredited organisation, and since nominations for delegations closed at the end of September, it is now highly unlikely that you can get in, unless you are able to get media accreditation – and that will obviously require that you be supported by a recognised media organisation: http://unfccc.int/press/calender_of_events/accreditation/items/2987.php. Of course, you can still participate in the open civil society events that will be happening in Durban at the same time.

  9. Muhammad Mubbin

    I am Student Of MS(M.Phil) in Environmental Policy and Management
    at Bahria University Islamabad Pakistan.
    I want to participate for the whole conference frrom 28 November to 09 December 2011.

  10. Penny

    Can please find out if Pio.Trans has been registered to attend the climate change conference in Durban and also if not, can the company still register?

  11. rev Brian m Bwal;ya

    I am rev Brian Bwalya the Chief Executive Officer for Green Clean Zambia, how do i get the registration form for the cop 17.

    • Hello Brian,

      I’m afraid that if Green Clean Zambia has not registered itself already for COP17 (the deadline was March) and if you are not registered with another observer organisation (the deadline for individual registrations was the end of September), then you are too late to register.

  12. REGINALD MOLEFE

    I would like to attend the conference as one of the lecture at Unisa

  13. Sbusiso thenba buthelezi

    Good day!

    Dear Sir/Madam

    i have been directed by the youth co operative to appeal to your organization for information how to apply for the grant or funding, we want to start a solar water heating geyers manufacturing youth co operative in soweto.

    we are looking forward hearing from you.

    Yours in youth development
    Sbusiso Themba Buthelezi
    Cell 073 543 4706

  14. miehleketo

    I would like to attend the conference for two day or three, is it possible to register now.

    • Rev Brian M Bwalya

      Rev Brian Bwalya, from Zambia

    • hello, Miehleketo,

      It’s too late to register for the official UN COP happening at the Durban International Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre. However, there are a great many other civil society events happening in Durban at the same time, and you can certainly attend many of those. Please follow the links at the top of this blog to find out more.

    • The UN events – no.

      Civil society events at Howard College, UKZN, and faith community events at the Diakonia Centre, as well as many events – these you could still attend.

  15. mesutu

    Iam working for the department of human settlements in the Province of the Eastern Cape, my name is Mesutu NYALAMBISA I would like to attend the conference only days that are relevant to the department

  16. simbarashe chirombe

    we expect a positive and mature response this time around the world is burning, so instead of waiting for the fire crew to appear let us extinqish in there absence.Plant a tree &play your part.

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