Bonn COP23 UN climate negotiations

This year the UN climate talks are taking place from 6-17 November in Bonn.

People's Climate Summit

The People's Climate Summit is 3-7 November. There will be events in the evenings Friday-Sunday, and workshops on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th.


On 4th November there will be a family-friendly demonstration on the streets of Bonn calling for climate justice and an end to coal. 

Ende Gelände

Then on 5th November there will be mass direct action at the opencast lignite coal mines not far from the negotiations. This follows on from two highly successful 'Ende Gelände' actions in May 2016 and August 2017, with thousands taking part.

Practical information:

  • Basic sleeping accommodation is being organised. It will be gyms and similar spaces and some individual hosts. There will be an online 'bed-exchange' that will hopefully go live in the coming days. Remember to bring warm bedding etc. if staying in one of the larger spaces!
  •  The first introduction to the event will be 5pm Friday, but there will be more training on Saturday.
  • People are of course welcome to go to the demonstration on Saturday but need to also make sure they are well prepared for Sunday's action.
  • If you don't want to risk arrest, there will be other ways to participate including the important support roles such ascooking, doing the info points, guarding the camp and doing arrestee support.

Climate justice demonstration

On 11th November there will be a demonstration for climate justice. (flyer)

Travelling to Germany

Cyclists - sign up to ride with Time to Cycle! (returning by bus/train) Sign up by 12 October

We're not currently aware of any bus planned from the UK, but there is one from Brussels to Ende Gelände, leaving on the morning of Friday 3rd and returning on the Monday that UK people may want to join. Details

The bus company Flixbus has a coach leaving London at 8.30 on Friday, arriving at Cologne airport at 19.40. From there it is half an hour on the bus to Bonn, buses run every 30 minutes. The return buses leave Cologne at 10.55, arriving 20.00 in London (other options available but unless you find it easy to sleep on coaches these are the most civilised!). Price currently showing at 75 euros all in.