What is the COP?
The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.
More Background on the COP
A key task for the COP is to review the national communications and emission inventories submitted by Parties. Based on this information, the COP assesses the effects of the measures taken by Parties and the progress made in achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention.
The COP meets every year, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The first COP meeting was held in Berlin, Germany in March, 1995. The COP meets in Bonn, the seat of the secretariat, unless a Party offers to host the session. Just as the COP Presidency rotates among the five recognized UN regions - that is, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe and Western Europe and Others – there is a tendency for the venue of the COP to also shift among these groups.
|COP 24||Katowice Climate Change Conference – December 2018|
|COP 23||UN Climate Change Conference - November 2017|
|COP 22||Marrakech Climate Change Conference - November 2016|
|COP 21||Paris Climate Change Conference - November 2015|
|COP 20||Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014|
|COP 19||Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013 - meeting page|
|COP 18||Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012 - meetings page|
|COP 17||Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011 - meetings page|
|COP 16||Cancún Climate Change Conference - November 2010 - meetings page|
FCCC/CP/1999/6/Add.1Report of the Conference of the Parties on its fifth session, held at Bonn from 25 October to 5 November 1999. Addendum. Part two: Action taken by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth session.Session and meeting reports
FCCC/CP/1999/6Report of the Conference of the Parties on its fifth session, held at Bonn from 25 October to 5 November 1999. Part one: Proceedings.Session and meeting reports
FCCC/CP/1999/INF.3/Corr.2List of participants (COP5). Corrigendum.Lists of participants
FCCC/CP/1999/INF.3/Corr.1List of participants (COP5). Corrigendum.Lists of participants
FCCC/CP/1999/OD/11Daily programme for Friday, 5 November 1999 (COP5).Daily programmes
FCCC/CP/1999/5Organizational matters. Adoption of the report on credentials. Report of the Bureau.Meeting documents
FCCC/CP/1999/L.18Review of the implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Convention. Other matters referred to the Conference of the Parties by the Subsidiary Bodies at their eleventh sessions. Recommendation of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice.Draft conclusions
FCCC/CP/1999/L.19Review of the implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the Convention. Capacity building. Recommendation of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation.Draft conclusions
FCCC/CP/1999/INF.3List of participants (COP5).Lists of participants
FCCC/CP/1999/OD/10Daily programme for Thursday, 4 November 1999 (COP5).Daily programmes