COP23 Information Hub Overview
At the UN Climate Change Conference this year (COP23, from 6 to 17 November) nations of the world will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.
The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, will take place in Bonn, Germany, hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government of Fiji are closely working with the Government of Germany, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Bonn to ensure a dynamic and successful Conference.
On 27 July 2017, the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa briefed embassies in Berlin about COP23 underlining the importance of cooperation in the preparations for the conference. “Cooperation makes COP23 possible. It also raises awareness of the vulnerability of islands and all nations. And it opens the door to even more collaboration and support – for resilient communities and for the transition to growth powered by clean energy”, she said at the event. The presentation and remarks are available here.
One Conference, Two Zones
The COP23 is being organized following an innovative concept of “one conference, two zones”. During the two weeks of the conference, a vast area of the city of Bonn will become the Climate Campus that will be organized in two zones: the “Bula Zone” and the “Bonn Zone”. This approach focuses on a close integration of the zones to ensure that negotiations, events and exhibits are integrated into one conference.
The Bula Zone, where talks between governments will take place, will be composed of the World Conference Center Bonn, UN Campus and an extended area behind the Deutsche Welle building in Bonn. The word Bula originates from the Fijian culture and means hello as well as a blessing of health and happiness.
The Bula Zone will be open from Monday, 6 November until Friday, 17 November 2017, except Sunday, 12 November. Opening hours will be from 8 am to 11 pm. Offices for delegations will be accessible 24 hours, with reduced services on Sunday, 12 November, as well as during night times.
The Bonn Zone, which will be located in Bonn’s Rheinaue Park area, will accommodate events showcasing climate action, including high-level events, side events and exhibits organized by both UNFCCC and the Government of Germany. It will also include some media activities as well as events in the delegation pavilions.
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.
Along with live webcast, social media community tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr enable virtual participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23). See the full list of our social media accounts below, and those of the Fijian COP23 Presidency.
Information on which sessions will be webcast live each day will be made available in the daily programme, and on the main meetings page and also on the webcast interface that will be made available closer to the conference.
The main Twitter hashtag for the event is #COP23.
Apps, Platforms and AccountsA UNFCCC Negotiator app collects all the information in one place, including social media and webcast.
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The platform UN Climate Talks Live displays real-time data on the global Twitter conversation about #COP23. It gathers and visualises worldwide tweets, showing visitors the top Tweeters, key trends in the conversation as they happen and insightful analytics.
Full list of our social media accountsTwitter
Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa
UNFCCC in English
UNFCCC in French
UNFCCC in Spanish
UNFCCC in German
Momentum for Change
UN Carbon Mechanisms
UNFCCC In-session documents
Momentum for Change
UN Carbon Mechanisms
UNFCCC on Instagram
UNFCCC on LinkedIn
UNFCCC on Flickr
UNFCCC on YouTube
YouTube Climate Change Studio Channel
Momentum for Change on Vimeo
Momentum for Change on SoundCloud
Fijian Presidency Websites and Social Media Channels
COP23 on Twitter
COP23 on Facebook
COP23 on YouTube
Inia Seruiratu, Fiji Climate Champion for COP23 on Twitter
Hakima El Haité, Kingdom of Morocco Climate Champion for COP22 on Twitter
Bonn and German Government Social Media Channels
BMUB on Twitter (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit)
BMZ on Twitter (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
GIZ on Twitter (German Association for International Cooperation)
Bonn Global on Twitter
More UN channels
Global Goals for Sustainable Development on Twitter
United Nations on Twitter