ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, June 17, 2019

COP Introduction

 

 

 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (UNFCCC)

 

Conference of the Parties (COP)

 

The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties top 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. Also, a key task for the COP is to review the national communications and emissions 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 followings are the schedule of the COP sessions:

 

COP Session

Date

Place

Link

1

28th March to 7th April 1995

Berlin, Germany

 

CoP1 Berlin, Germany

2

8th to 9th July 1996

Geneva, Switzerland

CoP2 Geneva, Switzerland

3

1st to 10th December 1997

Kyoto, Japan

CoP3 Kyoto, Japan

4

2nd to 13th November 1998

Buenos Aires, Argentina

CoP4 Buenos Aires, Argentina

5

25th October to 5th November 1999

Bonn, Germany

CoP5 Bonn, Germany Bonn-1998

6

13th to 24th November 2000

Hague, Netherlands

CoP6 The Hague, NetherlandsHYPERLINK "http://unfccc.int/meetings/the_hague_nov_2000/meeting/6363.php" \t "_blank"       

 

6 (ii)

16th to  27th July 2001

Bonn, Germany

CoP6-2 Bonn, Germany - 2001

7

29th October to 9th November 2001

Marrakesh, Morocco

CoP7 Marrakech, Morocco

8

23rd October to 1st November 2002

New Delhi, India

CoP8 New Delhi, India

9

1st to 12th December 2003

Milan, Italy

CoP9 Milan, Italy

10

6th to 17th December 2004

Buenos Aires, Argentina

CoP10 Buenos Aires, Argentina

11

28th November to 9th December 2005

Montreal, Canada

CoP11 Montreal, Canada CMP 1

 

12

6th to 17th November 2006

Nairobi, Kenya

CoP12 Nairobi, Kenya

 

13

3rd to 14th December 2007

Bali, Indonesia

CoP13 Bali, Indonesia

 

14

1st to 12th December 2008

Poznan, Poland

CoP14 Bonn, Poznan

 

15

7th to 18th December 2009

Copenhagen, Denmark

CoP15 Copenhagen Denmark Barcelona Bonn, Germany Bangkok

 

16

29th November to 10th December 2010

Cancun, Mexico

CoP16 Cancun Mexico

 

17

28th November to 9th December 2011

Durban, South Africa

CoP17 Durban

 

18

26th November to 7th December 2012

Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar

CoP18 Doha

 

19

11th to 22nd November 2013

Warsaw, Poland

CoP19 Warsaw

 

20

1st to 12th December 2014

Lima, Peru

CoP20 Lima, Peru

 

21

30th November to 11th December

Paris le Bourget, France

CoP21 Paris, France

 



Source:- http://unfccc.int/meetings/items/6240.php