Session Notes – Calling all Notetakers

A reminder that RINGO maintains a notes database on our website as a service to those attending and following the UNFCCC negotiations. As access the first few days has been limited and challenging, both in-person and virtually, we are asking that if you have been able to view a session, take notes and are willing to share them, please forward your notes to notes@ringfocalpoint.org. We will post them on our COP26 notes website. Your efforts will be very much appreciated!

Tickets for Wednesday 03 November 2021

Based on our understanding as of 0200 3 November 2021, tickets are not needed to access the negotiating rooms on 03 November.

There will be a RINGO meeting tomorrow 3 November 2021 between 9:00 and 9:45 in Side Event Room Strangford Lough.  

If ticketing is implemented, we will convey information through this website. Onsite RINGO steering committee members are the only ones who are allowed to pick tickets up from the Secretariat.  Onsite RINGO steering committee members have final say in ticket distribution.  

Please do not email/call/text the constituency focal points about ticket access.  Tickets will be distributed as above.

Tickets for 2 November 2021

Based on our understanding as of 0100 2 Nov 2021, tickets are needed to access the plenaries and to access Zone F.  There are no constituency wide tickets available for the UK Presidency events during the World Leader’s Summit on 2 November.

There is not a formal RINGO meeting tomorrow 2 November 2021 but tickets will be distributed between 9:00 and 9:45 in Side Event Room Strangford Lough.  

Onsite RINGO steering committee members are the only ones who are allowed to pick tickets up from the Secretariat.  Onsite RINGO steering committee members have final say in ticket distribution.  

Please do not email/call/text the constituency focal points about ticket access.  Tickets will be distributed as above.

COP 26 Event Tickets

Hi all –

Please be patient as we are managing a fluctuating ticketing process. When tickets are required, tickets will be distributed at each day’s RINGO meeting. If you receive a ticket, unless told otherwise – it MUST be returned. If it is not returned you and your organization will not be eligible for future tickets.

I will post more details via this weblog as we formalize or have more information about the process.

Do not email the CFP focal points to ask for tickets. We are not able to respond to those emails.

Best,

Beth

Venue Access info sent to DCPs

Dear Designated Contact Points of organizations registered for COP 26,

Further to our communication on the restrictions during the World Leaders’ Summit, please find below access restrictions of all observer organizations during the two days. 

  • Date: 1 and 2 November 2021
  • Time: all day
  • Restricted areas: the entire Zones E and F 
  • Exceptions: 
    • Party badge holders
    • UN badge holders
    • Plenary access card holders
  • For IGO delegates, further information on the distribution of plenary access cards and WLS tickets will be sent shortly.
  • For NGO delegates, plenary access cards and WLS tickets will be distributed through NGO Constituencies in accordance with the established practice. 

The area will be screened by UNDSS. During the two days of the World Leaders Summit, additional temporary restrictions to movement of participants may be in place depending on the evolving situations on site. In accordance with the guidelines for participation including the UN administrative instruction on authority of United Nations security officers, please follow any instructions that staff from UN Department of Safety and Security and the secretariat may issue on site. We thank you in advance for your kind understanding and good cooperation. 

Kind regards,
Observer Relation Team

Special Events – Climate Dialogues

Dear RINGO Colleagues,

The UN Climate Change Dialogues, organized by the SBI and SBSTA Chairs, will take place virtually from Nov 23 – 4 December, 2020. They are intended to “provide a platform for Parties and other stakeholders to showcase progress made in 2020 and exchange views and ideas across the subsidiary bodies and COP agendas mandated for 2020.” You will find more specific information at this link, including the overview list and daily schedule.

Each observer constituency has been asked to invite members to offer up to 4 “special events” during the Climate Change Dialogues (see description below), which will be listed on the UNFCCC website.  All special events should relate to topics under discussion at the Dialogues. The deadline for proposing a special event is Monday, November 16, 2020.

Given this short deadline, RINGO has decided to have members who want to organize special events express their interest directly to the Secretariat via this link RINGO will not hold a selection process for the up to 4 limit established by the Secretariat.  Instead this quota will be chosen on a first-come basis.  When using this link, please make sure to list RINGO as the answer to the first question.

Best, Tracy and Beth

Climate Dialogues

Dear RINGO Colleagues,
The UN Climate Change Dialogues, organized by the SBI and SBSTA Chairs, will take place virtually from Nov 23 – 4 December, 2020. These dialogues are intended to “provide a platform for Parties and other stakeholders to showcase progress made in 2020 and exchange views and ideas across the subsidiary bodies and COP agendas mandated for 2020.” You will find more specific information at this link, including the overview list and daily schedule. 

Observers are invited to attend sessions that are open to them.  All sessions that are broadcast are open to everyone. Links for live webcasts are provided on the daily schedule.  

In addition, each constituency is allowed to nominate two members to attend via a separate platform, on which observers will be able to engage more by possibly posing questions and making short statements.  If you are interested in being nominated, please complete this UNFCCC Climate Dialogues RINGO Sign-up form.  If we have more than two names, we will randomly select two names from those who expressed interest by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13 at noon eastern time

Please note that you may see sessions listed on the Climate Dialogues page that are not listed here on this form.  That is either because we are not able to send observers, or the session is related to constituted body (CB) work and RINGO has chosen to send members who have been previously engaged with the CBs. 

Even though our RINGO listserv is open to many, please know that we may ONLY nominate people associated with an admitted NGO that has chosen to affiliate with the RINGO constituency.  If you are not sure, you can check the constituency status of observer organizations at this link: https://unfccc.int/process/parties-non-party-stakeholders/non-party-stakeholders/admitted-ngos/list-of-admitted-ngos.  

Processing these nominations require a lot of work in a short amount of time.  We appreciate you taking care to meet the Friday deadline and only applying if you meet the accreditation and affiliation criteria.  And remember, if you are not nominated to a session, you may watch it on webcast.

Best, 
Tracy and Beth

Update – High Level Tickets

This post updates the previous post sent.

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Tuesday 10 December 2019 – High Level opening ceremony at 9:00 am in Plenary Loa.

As in previous years, there will be a ticketing system for observers to access the High Level opening ceremony Tuesday 10 December at 0900. Tickets will be distributed at 0845 in Torres de Paine prior to the RINGO Constituency Coordination meeting being held  from 0900 – 1000 in Torres del Paine  which is located in Hall 4 – Side Events and Global Climate Action Area of the COP25 Blue Zone.

High Level Tickets

Tuesday 10 December 2019 – High Level opening ceremony at 10:00 am. Check the cctv for location.

As in previous years, there will be a ticketing system for observers to access the High Level opening ceremony Tuesday 10 December at 10:00. Tickets will be distributed at the end of the RINGO Constituency Coordination meeting held on Tuesday 10 December from 0900 – 1000 in Torres del Paine  which is located in Hall 4 – Side Events and Global Climate Action Area of the COP25 Blue Zone.