Who can participate in COP17/CMP7?
As with previous United Nations (UN) Climate Change conferences, participation at COP 17 and CMP 7 will be restricted to appropriately nominated representatives of Parties, observer States, accredited observer organizations and the accredited media.
Those Parties to the Convention that are not Parties to the Protocol may participate as observers in the meeting of the Parties.
Thousands of participants from government representatives to observer organizations take part in sessions. The COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009 attracted over 24,000 delegates, including some 10,590 government officials, over 13,000 representatives of UN bodies and agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and 3,221 accredited media members. COP 16 / CMP 6 in Cancun last year had over 11,800 participants
For more information:www.unfccc.int