5 things you should know about COP


April 17, 2022

Conference of parties

The Conference of the Parties (COP)  is an annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) where representatives from different countries come together to discuss and negotiate climate action


Negotiating and adopting new climate agreements One of the primary goals of the COP is to negotiate and adopt new agreements on climate action, such as the Paris Agreement, which was adopted at the COP21 in 2015. These agreements set targets and commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change.


Reviewing progress & reporting on climate action At each COP, countries report on their progress in meeting their climate targets & commitments, and review the collective progress towards addressing climate change. This helps to identify areas where more action is needed, and to ensure that countries are held accountable for their commitments.


Sharing knowledge and best practices The COP provides an opportunity for countries to share their knowledge and best practices on climate action, such as renewable energy development, adaptation measures, and sustainable land use practices. This can help to accelerate the deployment of effective climate solutions.


Building partnerships and networks The COP is also an important forum for building partnerships and networks among governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders working on climate action. This can help to mobilize resources, promote innovation, and build momentum for climate action.



From Johnathan Bright

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