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/2018/L.14Matters referred to in paragraphs 41, 42 and 45 of decision 1/CP.21Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.17Modalities, work programme and functions under the Paris Agreement of the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.11Matters relating to the Adaptation FundDraft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.8Modalities and procedures for the operation and use of a public registry referred to in Article 4, paragraph 12, of the Paris Agreement.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.15Identification of the information to be provided by Parties in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris AgreementDraft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.28Matters relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 36–40 of decision 1/CP.21Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.20Long-term climate finance. Proposal by the PresidentDraft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.16Matters relating to Article 14 of the Paris Agreement and paragraphs 99–101 of decision 1/CP.21.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.27Preparations for the implementation 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.Draft decisions
FCCC/CP/2018/L.23Modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris AgreementDraft decisions