Did you know that LU researchers and students are eligible to participate in the international climate change negotiations as observers? Lund University is an admitted non-governmental organisation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and are entitled to nominate observers for accreditation to UNFCCC meetings. This provides opportunity for you as associated to Lund University to participate in the negotations on site as an observer.
As an accredited observer delegate you get access to attend open meetings of the Conference of Parties (COP/MOP), ad hoc-working groups and subsidiary bodies as well as various side events, seminars and workshops. This implies possibilities to follow the negotiation process and how particular issues of your interest proceeds in the negotiations, meet with negotiators and network with researchers and other actors. For information about nomination and accreditation to meetings, see below.
The annual UNFCCC summit is upcoming and the call for nominations of observer delegates is soon closing. This year's UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Lima, Peru, 1-12 December. Besides the annual Conferences of the Parties to the Convention (COP 20) and the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10), the conference will assemble sessions of the SBI 41, SBSTA 41 and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 3).
For accreditation, LU researchers, staff and doctoral students (master students by way of exception) are welcome to submit their nomination to our designated contact point Roger Hildingsson by 14 September at the latest.
NB! As announced by the UNFCCC Secretariat, the number of accreditations for observers will this time be further reduced. We do not yet know the number of slots allocated for LU observers, but will inform those nominated as soon as possible after the nomination deadline.
Accreditation: Nominations of observer delegates are registered by the designated contact point in the UNFCCC online registration system. To complete your nomination, please make sure to provide the following information (i.e. as it appears in your official photo identification/passport, which you will have to present on site at the registration desk):
Salutation (Mr., Ms., etc):
Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY):
Country of nationality:
Passport No, or other photo identification number:
Organization (if other than Lund University):
Functional title (optional; e.g. Professor, Dr., etc):
Dates you will attend the sessions (first and/or second week):
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres speaking at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw 2013. Photo: UNFCCC
Designated Contact Point, Lund University
Tel: +46 (0)46 222 4762
At the UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico. UN photo by Paulo Filgueiras.