United Nations Climate Change Conference: Cop 21 Paris agreement 2015

United Nations Climate Change ConferenceThe Conference of the Parties (COP) and the 11th session of the Conference Parties (CMP) that took place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference are yearly conferences held in the framework of the UNFCC. They serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCC Parties (Conferences of the Parties) (COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The first conference (COP1) was held in 1995 in Berlin. The 3rd conference (COP3) was held in Kyoto and resulted in the Kyoto protocol, which was amended during the 2012 Doha Conference (COP18, CMP 8). The latest Conference (COP21, CMP11) was held in Paris and resulted in adoption of the Paris Agreement. The next conference is planned for November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Available at: http://southernafrican.news/2016/02/08/united-nations-climate-change-conference-cop-21-paris-agreement-2015/ 

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