The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 11-22 November 2019.
As decided at the conclusion of COP 24, COP 25 will take place in Chile, with a pre-COP meeting taking place in Costa Rica.
We will update this page as more information becomes available.
What is a COP?
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or “UNFCCC”, was adopted during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992. It entered into force on 21 March 1994 and has been ratified by 196 States, which constitute the “Parties” to the Convention – its stakeholders.
This Framework Convention is a universal convention of principle, acknowledging the existence of anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change and giving industrialized countries the major part of responsibility for combating it.
The Conference of the Parties (COP), made up of all “States Parties”, is the Convention’s supreme decision-making body. It meets every year in a global session where decisions are made to meet goals for combating climate change. Decisions can only be made unanimously by the States Parties or by consensus. The COP held in Katowice will be the 24th, hence the name “COP24”.