Navigate all the essential information to participate in person or virtually at the Marrakech Conference
COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 will take place at Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.
This page is intended to help participants at the Marrakech climate change conference to be prepared for the sessions, find your way to and around the venue, and to be aware of the logistical arrangements and services available at the venue. Please note that information will be updated progressively as it becomes available. It is therefore recommended to check this site regularly for any updates.
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The conference site at Bab Ighli will consist of the main conference area, also known as the “Blue Zone”, and space for civil society and other participants also known as the “Green Zone”.
The “Blue Zone” is the venue where all official activities of the COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 will take place during the two-week conference. The Blue Zone is placed under the authority of the United Nations and only accessible to registered participants nominated by the Parties and admitted observer organizations. Blue Zone facilities include two plenary halls, 30 meeting rooms and three press rooms, as well as ten rooms reserved for observers. Please see below for a schematic overview map of the venue.
An overview map as well as detailed maps of all individual areas are available on this COP 22/CMA 12/CMA 1 webpage.
Before the official start of the conference, a number of preparatory meetings will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech and the conference site at Bab Ighli.
The Green Zone next to the Blue Zone is where civil society and others can undertake climate change-related activities. The Green Zone is under the authority of the Kingdom of Morocco. For more information, including how to participate in the activities in the Zone, please consult the COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 web page of the Kingdom of Morocco.
There are a number of things to bear in mind prior to your arrival. Please follow the link for information related to visas, accommodation, consignments and shipping, etc., which should assist you in preparing for the Marrakech conference.
A large number of services has been envisaged to facilitate your participation and make your time at the conference site as comfortable as possible. For more details, including on climate neutrality, sustainability and environmental responsibility of the conference, please consult this guide to on-site facilities and services.
Detailed information on free airport transfer and shuttle service between hotel hubs in Marrakech and the conference site at Bab Ighli for registered participants is available here.
In addition, there are two kinds of electrical vehicle available for transfers between the conference site and the 12 hotel zones for participants:
Please also visit the COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 web page of the Kingdom of Morocco, which includes general information about the country as well as useful information for your stay in Marrakech.
Check out the special COP 22 weather forecast service provided by the Moroccan Directorate of National Meteorology, featuring satellite images, past climate data and an air quality index for Marrakech.