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Global | | Bonn, Germany

COP 23 will host many events and exhibits by Parties (governments), non-Party stakeholders and the UNFCCC secretariat. These events and exhibitions will take place in the “Bonn Zone”, making it a major hub for showcasing climate action, knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and networking. The Bonn Zone will be open from Monday, 6 November until Friday, 17 November 2017, including Sunday, 12 November, from 8 am to 10 pm.


As at past climate change conferences, there will be a wide array of events. These will include:

  • A series of events organized under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
  • Special events and high-level events by the COP Presidency and the UNFCCC secretariat
  • A large number of side events on climate-related issues offered by governments, non-governmental organizations, the UNFCCC secretariat and UN organizations
  • Media events
  • Cultural and other events organized outside the official conference venue


Exhibitions in the Bonn Zone will be housed in pavilions, which can be rented by Parties and admitted observer organizations on a commercial basis, as well as exhibit spaces distributed throughout the zone.

For more information on the official side events and exhibits at COP23, please visit the UNFCC COP23 official website.


COP23 is the informal name for the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, which marked the beginning of the international community’s first concerted effort to confront the problem of climate change. Known also as one of the Rio Conventions, the UNFCCC established a framework for action to stabilise concentrations of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. The UNFCCC entered into force in 1994, and nearly all of the world’s nations have now signed on. Currently, there are 197 Parties (196 States and 1 regional economic integration organization) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Each year the Parties to the agreement convene to assess progress in implementing the convention and, more broadly, dealing with climate change. The first Conference of the Parties was held in Berlin in 1995. In 1997, the participants established the Kyoto Protocol, which included legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2005 the Conferences have carried another name: CMP. This stands for Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and so COP23 will also be known as CMP13.


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