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COP22 Marrakech 2016

The “Conference of the Parties”, COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Until now, there have been twenty-one COPs, with the most recent one organized in Paris this past December. The next one, COP22 is scheduled to take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18, 2016.


The Convention stipulates,”Parties should protect the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations on the basis of equity and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.”

During the COP, member States, who have common but differentiated responsibilities, strive to reach agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity, assess the evolution of their commitments and review the implementation of the Framework Convention and other legal instruments that the COP adopts. Typically a series of negotiating sessions are carried out beforehand in order to optimize the agenda and discussions.

As of today there are 197 Parties to the Convention (196 States and the European Union).

It’s possible to find a lot of informations and materials in the official Marrakech COP22 website.