COP

Teneo has signed on to handle communications and corporate strategy support for COP29, the United Nations climate conference set for Baku, Azerbaijan from Nov. 11-Nov. 22.

The seven-month contract with COP29 Azerbaijan Operations Company calls for a monthly retainer of $475K, plus expenses.

For the months of May and June, Teneo is to receive fees of $1.425M and $950K, respectively, “on an exceptional basis."

Teneo will have a team of 10 to 12 professionals, rotating in and out of Baku on three-week assignments to ensure that five to six executives are continually on the ground.

Geoff Morrell, president of Teneo’s global strategy & communications practice, is a member of the Azerbaijan team. He was executive VP-communications & advocacy for British Petroleum, serving in London and DC.

Teneo personnel in New York, Washington, London, Brussels, and Hong Kong will support the COP29 effort.

The contract’s scope of work includes narrative development, content development, issues management, press relations, and media training.

Teneo worked the COP28 session that was held in Dubai last December.

It received $1.6M for providing three months of communications counsel to Masdar, the renewable energy unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.