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Accreditation for UNFCCC Climate Change Conference

Lund University has observer status to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which means that Lund University can send a delegation of Lund University researchers and students to attend the yearly UN climate change conferences and other meetings and negotiations under the UNFCCC. Below, you find more information about the UNFCCC and how to apply for accreditation.

The next UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Expo City, Dubai on November 30 - December 12, 2023.

This year, LU will have a quota for both online and on site participation. Read more about the virtual platform at 

Application for accreditation with the Lund University delegation is closed for this year.

Accreditation process

Accreditation access UN Climate Change Conference Nov/Dec 2023 (COP 28)

Delegates have access to:

Information for delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference Nov/Dec 2023 (COP 28)

Learn about visa application for the United Arab Emirates at the COP28 website -

Information on traveling to UAE from the Embassy of Sweden - (In Swedish)

Information for COP28 participants -
If it is your first visit to a UN session, please read the Code of conduct in the link above.

The COP Guide -
The COP Guide serves as an all-inclusive collaborative schedule, encompassing both official and unofficial activities associated with COP28.

Please note

Delegates arrange their own visas, travels and accommodation for the conference.

Do not forget to check that you have a valid passport and to update your passport number if you have been a delegate before but have a new passport.


The Sustainability Forum handles the nomination process for the Lund University delegation.

The process of being nominated to the Lund University delegation for COP 28 is now closed.

For questions 
please contact Stina Lundkvist
stina [dot] lundkvist [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]lundkvist[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Ways of participating

  • As a Lund University delegate at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP).
    Next session: November 30-December 12, 2023 (COP 28).
  • As a Lund University delegate at the Bonn Climate Change Conference.
    Next session: May/June 2024 (also called SB 60).
  • Organising a side event at the climate change conferences. Organisers/presenters need accreditation to the conferences.
    Next opportunity: at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB60) 2024 (expected deadline February/March 2024).
  • If you do not have accreditation to the blue zone, you can attend events at the green zone.

About the UNFCCC

  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in 1992 and almost all countries have ratified the convention.
  • Each year, usually around November/December, the annual UN Climate Change Conference takes place. The conference is a platform for a range of meetings and negotiations, including the Conference of the Parties (COP). The UN Climate Change Conference is often called “COP” followed by the number of negotiations that have taken place. In 2023, the Parties to the UNFCCC will meet for the 28th time – COP 28.
  • The UN Climate Change Conference is held in different regions of the world according to a rotating schedule. In 2023, the United Arab Emirates hosts the conference.
  • Each year, usually around May/June, there are also inter-sessional negotiations held in Bonn, Germany - the Bonn Climate Change Conference.

Learn more at