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|
|COP 18||Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012|
|COP 17||Durban Climate Change Conference - November 2011|
|COP 16||Cancún Climate Change Conference - November 2010|
|COP 15||Copenhagen Climate Change Conference - December 2009|
FCCC/CP/2016/L.8/Rev.1−FCCC/KP/CMP/2016/L.5/Rev.1−FCCC/PA/CMA/2016/L.1/Rev.1Expression of gratitude to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the people of Marrakech. Draft resolution submitted by Fiji.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.9/Rev.1Report of the Standing Committee on Finance. Proposal by the President.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.11Long-term climate finance. Proposal by the President.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.12Preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement. Proposal by the President.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.7Report of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Global Environment Facility. Proposal by the President.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.5Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Green Climate Fund. Proposal by the President.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/L.1Draft report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-second session. Rapporteur: Mr. Georg Boersting (Norway).meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2016/2Aggregate effect of the intended nationally determined contributions: an update. Synthesis report by the secretariat.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2015/L.3; FCCC/KP/CMP/2015/L.5Expression of gratitude to the Government of the French Republic and the people of the city of Paris. Draft resolution submitted by Morocco.meeting papers
FCCC/CP/2015/L.1Draft report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-first session. Rapporteur: Ms. Johanna Lissinger-Peitz (Sweden).meeting papers