FAQ for young climate activists:
A: The digital bed exchange platform aims to connect young climate activists with hosts in Bonn who are willing to offer them a place to stay during the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference (SB58).
A: To register for the platform, you have to fill in the "Guest" form.
A: No. Despite doing our utmost to have as much accomodation available, we expect more demand than supply for rooms. Hence we will allocate rooms according to priority groups outlined below.
A: We will prioritize the guest inquiries as explained in the diagram. The inquiries will be ordered by the categories with priorities from top to bottom. So people, under 27, part of a marginalized group, Global South, Below 21 who already have an accreditation will be matched at first. Afterwards all people in the same categories but not accredited, afterwards the one from Global South and above 21 (but under 27) who are accredited, and so on.
A: After we match hosts and guests after the outlined criterias below, we will contact you about information about your host. This might be shortly before your arrival, we will do our best to send you all the information as soon as possible.
A: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your host or email@example.com.
A: As a guest, you are responsible for respecting your host's space and house rules and communicating clearly and respectfully with them. Please talk to your host about how to access the accomodation.
A: If you encounter any issues during your stay with your host, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to help resolve the issue and ensure that you have a safe and comfortable stay.
A: Yes, you can leave feedback at email@example.com to help us in the future.
A: If you encounter any issues after your stay, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ for hosts:
A: The SB58, also named UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference takes place every June in Bonn at the World Conference Centre to prepare the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the biggest Climate Conference in the World. Delegates from several countries, members from NGOs and other civil organisations, activists and lobbyists from around the world are attend the SB Conferences every year to negotiate about coordinated climate action worldwide.
A: There are many young climate activists from around the world coming to the SB58 in Bonn. They usually have a very limited budget and accomodations are very expensive. Therefore they need cheap accomodation to be able to attend the conference. Usually, most of the activists are accredited for the conference, which means they are allowed to attend the conference to try to influence decisions. Especially for activists from the Global South it is very important to attend the conference because their voices are often ignored. Therefore, we are looking for volunteers in Bonn who are interested in hosting activists during their stay here. The bed exchange platform was develped by the Developers For Future and the bed exchange is organised by the Klimadelegation and Fridays For Future Bonn.
A: No! We are looking for volunteers who can host activists free of charge. Most of them are very young and do not have much money, the whole reason of the bed exchange is to provide free accomodation.
A: To become a host, you need to have a spare room or bed or sofa or space for an air mattress available during the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference.
A: To register as a host, you have to fill in the "Host" Form on the Website.
A: Yes! You can host as many activists as you wish if you have the space. Just Add for each person how you can accomodate them in the form.
A: To ensure a comfortable and safe experience, provide clean bedding and towels, access to bathroom facilities, and clear instructions and house rules.
A: As soon as we match hosts with their guests, we will send you details about how to contact your guest.
A: As a host, you are primarily responsible for providing a safe and comfortable space for your guest. Additionally, however, you are invited to take advantage of having an international visitor in your home. However, please note that the main purpose of the guest being in Bonn is for climate activism purposes, it may hence be the case that he or she does not spend much time at home other than sleeping.
A: No, you do not have to. However, they might be happy to have some breakfast and maybe also dinner. But this is not a necessity and you should talk to your guest about needs and what time he*she is at home.
A: No. The guests are in Bonn for their climate activism and primarily need a home. If there is the possibility and willingness from both sides, we are happy if there are opportunities for intercultural exchange.
A: If you encounter any issues during your stay with your host, please contact us immediately at email@example.com. We will do our best to help resolve the issue.
A: Yes, you can leave feedback after the exchange, you will be contacted accordingly.
A: If you encounter any issues after your guest's stay, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: We would be very grateful! Please make sure that you tick the box in the form allowing us to send you a mail next year.