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All use of materials provided on this web site must follow the Terms and Conditions of Use herein, including reproduction or transmission, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or the use of any information storage and retrieval system. Any exception to this requires permission in writing from COP28.

The COP28 website provides various services and projects to improve User experience. These are subject to change in accordance with these Terms of Use.

All official texts, data and documents, including low resolution webcast transmissions, are in the public domain and may be freely downloaded, copied and printed provided no change to the content is introduced, and the source is duly acknowledged.

Website usage

A. General
1. Use of this website constitutes agreement with the Terms of Use contained herein.

2. COP28 maintains this website (the "Site") as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site ("Users"). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. COP28 grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Content") from the Site for the User's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined herein, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Content within this Site.

3. COP28 administers this Site. All Content on this Site from COP28 and all Users, whether registered or otherwise, are subject to the present Terms of Use.

4. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Content on this Site are those of the various United Nations staff members, consultants and advisers to the UNFCCC who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of COP 28, the UNFCCC, the United Nations or its affiliates or its Member States.

5. COP28 reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Content in any respect. COP28 shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

6. COP28 reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any User access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

7. No waiver by COP28 of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

B. Disclaimer
8. As a condition of use of this Site, the User agrees to indemnify COP28 and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of the User's use of this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the User of these Terms of Use. If the User is dissatisfied with any Content on this Site or with any of its Terms of Use, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

9. Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Content provided on this Site are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. COP28 specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. COP28 periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall COP28 or its affiliates be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Site is at the User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall COP28 or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if the COP28 has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

10. The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that COP28 is not liable for any conduct of any User.

11. This site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. COP28 does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any User of this Site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the User's own risk. Neither COP28, the UNFCCC, the United Nations nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

12. This Site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of COP28 and COP28 is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. COP28 provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by COP28. If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"), the User agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

a. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
b. Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
c. Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents therefor as may be required by law;
d. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;
e. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
f. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
g. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

13. The User acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, emails and other communications by other Users are not endorsed by COP28 or the United Nations, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by COP28 or the United Nations. COP28 reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, email and bulletin board postings.

14. Pop-up advertisements: when visiting the COP28 website, your web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. COP28 is not responsible for, nor approves, authorizes or endorses the content of the source, link or any pop-up messages that you have received in connection with that source or link, nor does COP28 endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

15. Push notifications: if you are using the COP28 website, you may receive push notifications. These include notifications as to general meeting information, and notifications as to COP28 news alerts. You may in most cases opt out of receiving push notifications by going to your device “Settings” and clicking on “Notifications”, and then changing those settings for some or all of the apps on your device. (Different device configurations, or updates to devices, may affect or change how these settings work).

C. Country and area nomenclature
The designations employed and the presentation of Content in this Internet publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of COP28 or its affiliates concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The term "country" as used in this Content also refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas. The designations "developed" and "developing" regions are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.

D. Preservation of immunities
Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of COP28, the UNFCCC secretariat or the United Nations, which are specifically reserved.

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