From the Secretariat on Wednesday 28 November 2018:
On Monday, 3 December 2018, the registration for NGOs and IGOs will be closed in the morning only. The registration counter will open for NGOs and IGOs at 14:00on that day. Only participants that are already in possession of their badge will be able to enter the venue.
Updated Monday 26 November 2018 Central Standard time.
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Registration (Getting your badge)
- Friday, 30 November 2018 until Sunday 2 December 2018 from 08.00 to 19.00 hrs.
- On Sunday, 2 December 2018 all observer organizations with badges will be able to enter the venue subsequently. Please note however that the side events and exhibits area will not be operational during this day and access restrictions to the events in the plenary will be applied based on space constraints.
- Monday, 3 December 2018 – On Monday, 3 December 2018, the registration for NGOs and IGOs will be closed in the morning only. The registration counter will open for NGOs and IGOs at 14:00on that day. Only participants that are already in possession of their badge will be able to enter the venue.
- Tuesday, 4 December 2018 until Saturday, 8 December 2018, from 08.00 to 19.00 hrs.
- Sunday, 9 December 2018 – The conference venue, including registration, will be closed.
- Monday, 10 December, until Friday, 14 December 2018, from 08.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Early registration – before Sunday, 2 December 2018 – is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the conference.
You can find onsite registration information here: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/katowice-climate-change-conference-december-2018/venue-and-participation/information-for-participants-a-z/information-for-participants-a-z#eq-26
During COP24 in Katowice, Poland from December 1 – 14, 2018, RINGOs are invited to:
1. RINGO Constituency meetings:
Ringo will meet each morning beginning Monday, December 3 from 0900 – 1000 in Warmia SE Room 4. These daily meetings are intended to provide a platform of discussion about the ongoing negotiations, as well as facilitate networking and provide the opportunity to share research results
Constituency meetings are not posted on the daily schedule after the first day, but the date and time remain the same unless otherwise indicated.
2. Briefings with observer organizations:
Briefings with observer organizations will be posted on the COP 24 Opportunities and Updates page.
3. Tickets for informal sessions
Information on limited access meetings/events for which tickets are distributed, will be posted on the COP 24 Opportunities and Updates page.
4. Meeting notes from constituency members:
It is impossible to be everywhere at COP or to even be there at all! To support one another, RINGO members are often willing to share notes from meetings they attend. Please email notes that you are able to contribute to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting notes will be posted on the notes page as they become available.
5. Side events and exhibits:
Note: Because of the large number of side events and exhibits organized by our members, we are unable to promote individual side events on this page. Please see the UNFCCC side events webpage for a schedule of side events and the UNFCCC exhibits page for a list of exhibits.
RINGO is sponsoring:
*****Research into Practice Day – 2 December 2018
The RINGO Steering Committee is delighted to announced that at COP24 this year, RINGO has organized a thematic day called Research into Practice. It will take place on Tuesday, December 4.
Side events selected to feature this theme can be seen by clicking on the Research into Practice page.
***** Contributions of the research community to climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement – Researchers from academia, non-profits and think-tanks are engaged in research, capacity building, and education. This session will highlight evidence-based case studies of such practices that advance climate action and promote the effective and lasting implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Tuesday 04 Dec from 11:30 – 13:00 Narew
*Bruce Curie-Alder – International Development Research Centre
*Angel Hsu – Yale University
*Saleem Huq – iied
*Diane Husic – Moravian College
*Neil Jennings – Imperial College London
*Val Kapos – UNEP
*Beth Martin – Washington University in St. Louis
*Johanna Nalau – Griffith University
***** Young RINGO Booth #147 hosted by Colorado State University- Training the next generation of youth as professionals in green house gas management, community adaptation and development. Case examples from a consortium of universities.We see the booth as a opportunity for Young RINGOS to meet and gather during the COP as well as a place to showcase different campus actions, research and student activities.
If you are interested in contributing to the booth, please complete the google docs form below and indicating what types of materials you would like to share. https://goo.gl/forms/d4fxuV855kzIhpGi2. All Contributions to the booth will need to be confirmed. Questions can be directed to Prof. Gillian Bowser at Gillian.Bowser@colostate.edu.