#DidYouKnow! Conference of Parties (COP) this year is the 27th conference of climate change. The first COP meeting was held in Berlin, Germany in March, 1995. The COP Presidency rotates among the five recognized UN regions - that is, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe and Western Europe and Others – thus the venue of the COP also shifts among these groups. This year the United Nations Climate Change conference is being held from November 6th to 18th, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to 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.
Rising global temperatures have wrecked havoc ranging from devastating floods in scorching heat ultimately disrupting communities globally. Almost half of the global population is highly vulnerable to climate change.
The real work of the summit is to hash out the details of international climate agreements, particularly the Paris Agreement, which commits countries to try to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures. The main battle of the summit will be over funding, in particular for the developing countries that bear the brunt of the impact of climate change such as drought and flooding.
UNCC official website https://unfccc.int/process/bodies/supreme-bodies/conference-of-the-parties-cop