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What is COP?

The acronym COP stands for the Conference of the Parties, of which there are three: biodiversity*, climate change*, and desertification*.

It is the highest-level decision-making forum of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and it serves as an annual gathering for governments to meet and discuss climate change.

This year, the 27th COP on climate change (COP27) is in Egypt November 6-18. The summit brings governments, civil society, and other stakeholders together to discuss climate change and its impacts, agree on how to address it, and accelerate climate action.”

*Some Terms to Know
biodiversity = describes the enormous variety of life on Earth.
climate change = long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns.
desertification = land degradation in typically dry areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.

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“We’ve found this guide to be especially informative background… It provides a concise overview of what COP 27 is and why it is important; goals; and 4 key names or terms you may have wondered about.” ~ Sandra Delgado OP, Brigid Clingman OP

JCoR Guide to COP27 – Brief Web    Click on the link or image for a COP primer.