The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center Bonn, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji. The Federal Republic of Germany is hosting the conference. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is also closely involved in the preparations. The key note of the commitment of NRW is to visualize good ideas for climate protection, projects and innovations for international guests. At the same time it will establish platforms to enable an exchange between NRW-actors and participants of the COP.
Apart from some activities in the UN-Zone of the conference with an involvement of NRW, which can only be visited with an official accreditation, a predominant part of the events is openly accessible.
The NRW Climate Lounge will take place from 6 - 9 November and from 13 - 17 November, always from 5 -7 pm. After the session there will be the possibility of exchanging with fellow participants while enjoying some fingerfood (until 8 pm). The evening events of the NRW Climate Lounge address stakeholders from society, policy, science and business in NRW and other regions as well as delegates and observers of COP23, media representatives as well as the interested public from Bonn and NRW. UN accreditation is not required for the event series.
On 10th November the Government of North-Rhine Westphalia, EnergyAgency.NRW and Wuppertal Institute will offer a day-long event on “Climate Protection in Industry”.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the 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.
On 14 November 2017 the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will be organising an interactive event format entitled "People and Climate Change – How Do We Want to Live Tomorrow" in the Talanoa Space in the Bonn Zone at COP23. UN accreditation is required for admission.