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 14||Poznan Climate Change Conference - December 2008|
|COP 13||Bali Climate Change Conference - December 2007|
|COP 12||Nairobi Climate Change Conference - November 2006|
|COP 11||Montreal Climate Change Conference - December 2005|
|COP 10||Buenos Aires Climate Change Conference - December 2004|
|COP 9||Milan Climate Change Conference - December 2003|
|COP 8||New Delhi Climate Change Conference - October 2002|
|COP 7||Marrakech Climate Change Conference - October 2001|
|COP 6-2||Bonn Climate Change Conference - July 2001|
|COP 6||The Hague Climate Change Conference - November 2000|
FCCC/CP/2019/INF.1Biennial submissions from developed country Parties on their updated strategies and approaches for scaling up climate finance from 2014 to 2020. Compilation and synthesis report by the secretariatSynthesis reports
FCCC/CP/2019/2Report on the 2018 stocktake on pre-2020 implementation and ambition. Note by the secretariatPre-session documents
FCCC/CP/2018/10/Add.2Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-fourth session, held in Katowice from 2 to 15 December 2018. Addendum. Part two: Action taken by the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-fourth sessionSession and meeting reports
FCCC/CP/2018/10Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-fourth session, held in Katowice from 2 to 15 December 2018. Part one: Proceedings. Part two: Action taken by the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-fourth sessionSession and meeting reports
FCCC/CP/2018/10/Add.1Report of the Conference of the Parties on its twenty-fourth session, held in Katowice from 2 to 15 December 2018. Addendum. Part two: Action taken by the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-fourth sessionSession and meeting reports
COP 25 President-designate Minister Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar - BiographyBiographies
Modalities and procedures for the operation and use of a public registry referred to in Article 7, paragraph 12, of the Paris AgreementNon-official session documents
Report of the Adaptation Fund BoardNon-official session documents
Modalities, work programme and functions under the Convention of the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measuresNon-official session documents
cp24_auv_10bReport of the Standing Committee on FinanceNon-official session documents