Will everyone be allowed access to the Conference Centre (Blue Zone)?

The Conference Centre is placed under United Nations responsibility and will hence be strictly reserved for persons accredited by the UNFCCC secretariat. The three categories previously accredited by the UNFCCC are as follows:
– the 196 “Parties” (195 States and the European Union), represented by national delegations;
– intergovernmental bodies such as the World Bank and international civil society representatives with observer status;
– journalists. Full information on observer organizations is available here.

I'm a private person, how can I participate in COP21?

The Conference Centre where COP21 is going to take place and which will be built at the Paris-Le Bourget site will not be accessible to the public. COP21 may only be attended by the representatives of States and observers accredited by the United Nations and the media. However, to prompt a large number of people to participate and get information, France has decided to build a dedicated space for civil society right next to the Conference Centre.
This vast space will host debates, conferences, cultural exhibitions, film screenings, as well as stands presenting civil society solutions to climate change.
In the coming months, information on the procedures for participation in the civil society space will be available here.

I'm a journalist, how can I apply for accreditation to cover COP21?


Media accreditation is reserved for journalists who represent a bona fide media organization formally registered as a media organization in a country recognized by the United Nations General Assembly.

The deadline and cut-off date for receiving applications was on Monday, 9 November.

Should you have technical problems or questions please contact by email at onlinereg@unfccc.int.


How much is COP21 going to cost?

The budget allocated by the French government for the organization and preparation of COP21 will make it possible to put in place the conditions for hosting the total of 40,000 people expected to attend in the best possible way, and proper conditions for exchange and work, while ensuring respect for the environment (limited and offset carbon footprint, waste management, use of short supply chains and collective transport, etc.). The organization of this Conference is also going to fuel the local and national economy by creating activities and jobs in the territories, enhancing the French know-how and heritage in the eyes of the international community, and demonstrating France’s activity to host major international events.

What security checks on entry to COP21?

Security checks will take place at the entrance.
The following in particular will be prohibited: carrying blunt objects (knives, scissors, etc.), explosive substances (flammable aerosols, combustible materials, etc.) and all liquids, whatever their volume, nature and containers.

Does one have to pay for admission to COP21?

There is no charge for admission to the Paris-Le Bourget Conference Centre, but it is not open to everyone: it can only be accessed by COP21 participants who are formally accredited by the United Nations.

On the other hand, the dedicated space for civil society, which will be situated right next to the Conference Centre, will be open to the public and admission free of charge.

What is the weather like in Paris in December and what temperatures can be expected?

Climate conditions vary in France where winters can be mild or colder. To give an idea, the average temperature in Paris in December 2014 was +6°C. At Paris-Le Bourget precisely, average minimum temperatures were 3.2°C and average maximum temperatures 7.8°C. For more information on weather forecasts visit here.

How does one get to the Paris-Le Bourget site?

We advise you not to go to the Paris-Le Bourget site by car. There are often traffic jams on the roads to the site and it is difficult to park there, meaning long delays can be expected.

We recommend that you take public transport. Extra trains and buses have been added for the Conference. All details here.

What accommodation is available in the vicinity of the COP21 site?

The Paris-Le Bourget site is ideally located so as to host a great many participants in nearby hotels. B Network is an agency at the service of all participants wishing to use its services.
Further information is available on.


How can I apply for a stand inside the space reserved for civil society at the Paris-Le Bourget site?

In the coming months, information on the procedures for participation in the Climate Generations area will be available here. Meanwhile, you can obtain information by writing to us to: societe-civile@cop21.gouv.fr.

How can I organize a side event in the village or in the Conference Centre?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) allows the organization of a certain number of side events and exhibits inside the site of COP21, in the Conference Center. The calendar and all the guidelines for applications for side events can be consulted on.

Concerning the dedicated space for civil society, the Climate Generations areas, the procedures for organizing events are being drawn up and will be posted soon on our website.


How can I have my structure labelled?

The label applies exclusively to projects and initiatives (the structure behind the project or the initiative cannot be labelled). Further information is available on.

Comment faire pour être labellisé ?

The COP21 label is a symbol of the French government’s support for projects and initiatives led by associations, local governments or institutional stakeholders in France or abroad. If you represent such a structure and wish to apply to label one of your projects, please send your application to: labellisations@cop21.gouv.fr. Find out more here.


Who are COP21 public and private partners?

Public and private partners are listed in the “Partners” section on the COP21 website at.

How to become a COP21 partner?

COP21 partners are public or private companies and institutions which support COP21 in kind or financially. For further information.


How can I participate in the Agenda of Solutions?

To participate in the Agenda of Solutions, you should be at the head of initiatives corresponding to the following characteristics:

– take a multi-stakeholder approach and involve various partners from all countries around a shared vision and targets;
– seek profound change, in accordance with the issues facing their sector or area of action, and based on a scientific approach to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets;
– seek and foster co-benefits of climate action, in terms of poverty reduction and sustainable development targets;
– build a tangible, credible action plan, along with clear targets in figures to be reached by 2020, 2030 and 2050;
– establish a governance framework that can sustain the initiative into the long term;
– demonstrate transparency and report on their achievements and progress.
Further information on the Lima-Paris Action Agenda LPAA website.

What is the Agenda of Solutions?

The Agenda of Solutions encompasses cooperative initiatives with international scope from governmental and non-governmental actors (businesses, local governments, international organizations, NGOs, indigenous peoples, etc., in other words civil society in the broad sense), and individual commitments by local and regional governments and businesses. In close connection with the agreement that will be negotiated during COP21, the Agenda presents solutions that exist now and can be expanded to address climate disruption. It shows that a broad coalition of State and non-State actors is willing to work in the same direction, with a common aim, and that the fight against climate change represents an economic opportunity in all countries, regardless of their level of development.

Further information is available on LPAA website.


What are the procedures for being granted the official COP21 logo?

The official logo is the emblem of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in France and abroad, and is for the exclusive use of official communication media of the French Presidency of COP21 and the French government.

On the other hand, depending on your profile, a series of visuals derived from the official logo is available:

– For a labelled project, you can use the “label” visual; for further information;
– You are aCOP21 sponsoring company or sponsor: you can use the “Official partner” visual; for further information: partenariat@cop21.gouv.fr ;
– You are a citizen, you represent a local government, you are a media, an association, an educational or cultural institution, etc.: you can use the “United for climate action” visual which can be freely downloaded from the COP21 website.

For further information visit the dedicated section on COP21 logos and visuals.