COP23: Bula and Bonn zones are growing fast

The  preparations  for  the UN Climate  Change  Conference  (COP  23) in  Bonn  are  in  full  swing. Following  the  beginning  of  the  construction  phase on 14th of  August,  the  organisers have only about  two  months left to  build  an  impressive  array  of  temporary  buildings  in  order  to  welcome more than 25,000 delegates and  visitors. Build  on  an area  of 35,000 square meters, the  flooring will cover a surface of 50,000 square meters.

Two zones will be available during the  conference: The “Bonn-zone” at the Rheinaue park, where events, exhibitions and presentation of the countries and UN organisations will take place, and the so-called “Bula-zone” around the World Conference Centre Bonn (WCCB). The “Bula-Zone” is the location where the main negotiations will be conducted (see picture below). Up to 2,000 construction workers will ensure that both zones will be ready on time. “In fact, the  construction  is progressing  as planned  and we expect to  finish  on  time, by the end of October”, explains Franz Emde, Spokesperson for the German Environment Ministry.

The Bonn-based UN Volunteers are still recruiting conference support staff. UNV will  hire more than 650 applicants who  will  play  a  key  role  in  the  organisation  and  facilitation of  the  conference 
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COP23 under the presidency of the Republic of the Fiji Islands will take place between 6 and 17 November in Bonn, Germany.

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Watch the announcement of German Environment Minister B. Hendricks welcoming COP23:

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