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As communicated to all Parties and admitted organizations on 15 June, the SEORS opening closed on 2 July. We have opened a waiting list to receive further applications for those who did not meet the deadline. The secretariat will contact those on the waiting list in case of cancelations made by selected event organizers.

Before applying, please carefully review the frequently asked questions and the Side events and exhibits application manual http://unfccc.int/files/inc/graphics/image/gif/pdf.gif  Side events and exhibits application manual.

 

New information on side events at COP 26

dear attendees

For the logistical information on COP 26 side events, please consult the following documents on the most recent logistical information on COP 26 side events available: 

Side event organizer's handbook (updated on 9 November). 

In case you have been allocated to a multimedia side event studio and would like to invite your own interpreter as part of your delegation, you are kindly asked to carefully review the section on virtual interpretation (section 20.3 of the Side event organizer's handbook).

Please note that the information in the current document may be subject to change due to the COVID-19 regulations or technical reasons. You are kindly asked to regularly check the SEORS home page for updates. We appreciate your understanding.

Please be informed that the duration of side events has been reduced to 75 minutes to ensure having the necessary sanitation breaks between events to comply with the COVID-19 regulations.

Side event rooms at COP 26

Please be reminded that all speakers need to be duly registered as part of a delegation to join side events at the COP 26 platform for virtual participation. 

ALL side events can be watched live via the COP 26 Side Events YouTube channel. Recordings of all side events are also available on our YouTube channel.

 

New information on exhibits at COP 26

In light of the experiences gained connecting wider communities using online tools, and in order to reduce the need for in-person attendance with associated climate impacts, all exhibits at COP 26 will be organized as virtual exhibits online.

Duration of virtual exhibits: 2 weeks. Virtual exhibits will be up and live for the whole conference.

The virtual exhibits platform enables selected exhibit organizers to display written and audio-visual content and use such engagement functionalities as the chat function. 

COP 26 virtual exhibits are available on the COP 26 platform

Please be reminded that it is necessary to be duly registered as part of a delegation to access the COP 26 platform. 

 

Eligibility and selection criteria

Due to the high level of interest in COP 26, we expect the number of applications to be very high. We kindly ask you to review the eligibility and selection criteria explained on this website: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/parties-non-party-stakeholders/non-party-stakeholders/side-events-and-exhibits-eligibility-and-selection-criteria.

 

For information purposes, a breakdown of the selection period is provided below (all deadlines are at 17:00 CEST):

Application: Tuesday, 29 June - Friday, 2 July 2021 for 4 days

Authorization: Throughout the application period and until Thursday, 8 July 2021

Consolidation and merging: Throughout the application period and until Monday, 19 July 2021

Announcement of the selection results: Thursday, 30 September 2021

SEORS is the only channel used by the UNFCCC secretariat to receive applications for official side events and exhibits by IGOs and NGOs duly admitted by the COP and Parties partnering with such admitted observer organizations. Applications by UN organizations are outside of this scope and the inter-agency coordination for UN side events at COP 26 is undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat.  


Please note that all applicants must register for a new personal account in SEORS for each conference. User names and passwords from previous conferences will not work. 

 


Archives of the side events and exhibits held at previous UNFCCC conferences can be found here.

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SIDE EVENTS SCHEDULE AND THE LIST OF SELECTED VIRTUAL EXHIBITS IS AVAILABLE ON THE HOME PAGE OF SEORS.

To view the side events schedule or the list of selected virtual exhibits, please click on one of the respective inks in the upper-left corner of the page.

The side event organizer's handbook was updated on November 9.

Please be informed that the duration of side events has been reduced to 75 minutes to ensure having the necessary sanitation breaks between events to comply with the COVID-19 regulations.

The logistical information on COP 26 side events provided on this page may be subject to change due to the COVID-19 regulations or technical reasons. You are kindly asked to regularly check the SEORS home page for updates.

Please note that the confirmation of a side event does not entitle the organizer to any quota increase for its delegation.