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|
cp24_auv_10dReport of the Global Environment Facility to the Conference of the Parties and guidance to the Global Environment FacilityNon-official session documents
cp24_auv_10a LTFCOP24 Long-term climate financeNon-official session documents
cp24 auv dvCOP 24 Dates and venues of future sessionsNon-official session documents
cp24 auv tmfmCOP 24 Linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial MechanismNon-official session documents
cp24 auv collectivegoalCOP 24 Setting a new collective quantified goal on finance in accordance with decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 53Non-official session documents
cp24 auv pa9.5COP 24 Article 9.5 of the Paris AgreementNon-official session documents
3rd High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance - presentation - Lord SternNon-official session documents
FCCC/CP/2018/L.6Dates and venues of future sessions. Proposal by the President.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.4Linkages between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. Proposal by the President.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.2-FCCC/KP/CMP/2018/L.3-FCCC/PA/CMA/2018/L.2Expression of gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Poland and the people of the city of Katowice.Meeting documents