Becoming a UNFCCC delegate: what you need to know

, 56 pages
PDF (1.53 MB)
English, Français
Published: November 2023
Product code:17385IIED

Attending UN climate negotiations for the first time is daunting, especially if it is a Conference of the Parties (COP) session. With so many meetings happening in parallel and using unfamiliar jargon and acronyms, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process is notoriously complex. 

This toolkit will help new delegates, in particular from the Least Developed Countries, navigate the session. It focuses on the process, rather than the content of negotiations, and offers some practical tips for getting through the days (and nights). This second edition provides updated contents and information. (Please note that an updated French version is upcoming.) 

Cite this publication

Tenzing, J., Diabate, F., Yassin, L. and Sied Ahmed, T. (2023). Becoming a UNFCCC delegate: what you need to know. IIED, London.
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