The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The 197 countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from November 30 until December 12, 2023, at the Expo City, Dubai. The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992. It is used by governments to agree on policies to limit global temperature rises and adapt to impacts associated with climate change.
What are the priorities of the Presidency for COP 28?
Create a more inclusive and accessible conference,
- Push for mitigation solutions to raise ambition,
- Focus on the conditions for the Global Goal on Adaptation and progress on the financement of adaptation,
- Advance the operationalisation of the loss and damage fund created at COP 27,
- Ensure a more equitable access to climate finance.