- Meeting or Conference
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- 01-12 Dec 2014
- Peru (Lima)
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place from 1 to 12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. Venezuela has offered to host a pre-COP ministerial meeting.
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What is COP?
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.
To date, 195 countries have submitted their instruments of ratification. These countries meet once a year, during two weeks, in order to evaluate the application of the Convention and develop the negotiation process between the Parties in front of new commitments.
By virtue of this Convention, all the Parties have common but differentiated responsibilities. In addition, they take into account the specific nature of their national and regional development priorities, their goals and circumstances. According to the foregoing, their responsibilities are:
1. Gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and optimal practices.
2. Implement national strategies for addressing the issue on greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to foreseen impacts of climate change, as well as determining the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries.
3. Cooperate to be prepared and adapt to climate change effects.
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