The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is 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 event.
The conference comprises sessions of:
- the Conference of the Parties (COP 23);
- the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 13);
- the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1.2);
- the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47);
- the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 47);
- the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA).
Agendas and annotations:
- Will the event have livestreaming and archived video?
- Will press conferences be streamed online?
- Are there guidelines or tips for remote viewers?
- Will participants use wikis or google docs for collaborative editing?
- How is #COP23 different from #COP22?
- What would locals like visitors to know about Bonn?
- What is on the agenda for the next climate COP?
- What is a COP and is there a way to make COPs less confusing? (also see environmental journalism)
Most of the planet will not be attending this meeting in person, so we would like to use the web – and the social web – to get inside the doors, educate ourselves, find answers to our questions and perhaps collaborate. Critical events need to do the best job possible when it comes to public-facing. Yes, we want to have access to livestreaming video – the official proceedings and the in-the-corridors chats that could be streamed via Periscope and FacebookLive.
This is not to say that the climate change discussions will be on the nightly news or on the front page of the paper, at least not in Las Vegas.
Request – Comments welcome.