After a long journey we’ve made it to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP21 in Paris. We’re working on a freelance event management project for Bristol City Council at COP21.
Security, as you might imagine, is tight.
I’ve never worked on an event site where security consists of private soldiers in full body armour, balaclavas, machine guns and dogs.
Nor a site that is protected by what look to be ground-to-air missiles! You’ll have to forgive the fact that I didn’t stop to take any photos…
To be fair the security have been really good. Yes our passes were still not approved by the local police (although the foreign office had said we were approved), and yes we had to wait more than three hours for a member of the organising team to sign us in, but when you consider the scale and importance of the event, it’s to be expected.