A new and innovative conference concept has been developed for COP 23 which is designed to serve as an example for future climate change conferences. With the “one conference - two zones” concept, COP 23 will highlight the importance of climate activities undertaken by various non-government players and supplement the negotiations and concrete action.
The zone named the Bula Zone
by the Fiji Presidency comprises the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) and the UN Campus - extended with temporary structures. It will accommodate the plenary halls, meeting rooms, delegation offices, and media facilities. The Bula Zone will host the climate negotiations. The Bonn Zone
will host global climate action events including high-level events, side events and media events, as well as exhibitions and delegation pavilions. It is located in the Rheinaue Park near the main southern entrance where temporary structures will also be built.
Governments, representatives of local authorities, Federal States and non-government players such as NGOs, representatives from the business community, industry, the scientific community and other parts of civil society will have the opportunity to present their climate action initiatives and projects. The objective is to give various players a platform to demonstrate that promising activities are being implemented globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and make the transition towards a sustainable society.See the full venue map here.