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What is COP?

The Conference of the Parties, or COP, is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its 195 member countries meet annually for 2 weeks to tackle the challenge of climate change and supervise implementation of the agreed measures.

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Climate Summit 2019: COP25

Madrid under Presidency of Chile

2-13 | Dec | 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) was held from 2 to 13 December in Madrid (Spain) under the presidency of Chile. This year was the 25th edition of the summit, whose slogan was Time to act, a call to all countries to scale up their commitments to fighting climate change.

The COP25 had as objective to raise ambition to go beyond the targets in the Paris Agreement — which set out to keep global warming to below 2 ºC — and insist on the need to move toward climate and energy scenarios that ensure that this increase stays below 1.5 ºC. This year the IPCC released two additional interim reports, one on the Oceans and the cryosphere and another one on land ecosystems that add to the 1.5 special report released in 2018. These reports confirm the need to take action now and the size of the challenge that would require to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by mid-21st century under a 1.5 scenario and by 2075 under a 2-degree scenario.

Previous COPs


2-14 | Dec | 2018

The stage chosen for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) was the Polish city of Katowice. It was the third time that Poland hosted this summit, as Poznan and Warsaw were the host cities of COP 14 and 19 respectively.

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The global alliance against climate change opens new doors to cooperation


6-17 | Nov | 2017

The 23rd Conference of the Parties gave new momentum to the fight against climate change. It opened up an inclusive process for a facilitative dialogue, named the Talanoa Dialogue 2018, aimed at making progress in the Work Programme of the Paris Agreement.

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Around 200 countries set the agenda for the fight against climate change


7-18 | Nov | 2016

COP22 laid solid foundations for implementing the Paris Agreement 2015 and showed the world that there is no turning back from the positive spirit, multilateral cooperation and commitment to the fight against climate.

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Historic adoption of the Paris Agreement by the international community


30 Nov – 11 Dec | 2015

COP21 ended with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, which set the global framework for the fight against climate change as of 2020. This is a historic agreement, that promotes a transition towards decarbonisation of the economy.

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