What is COP?

In the three decades since the Rio Summit and the launch of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) has convened member countries every year to determine ambition and responsibilities, and identify and assess climate measures. The 21st session of the COP (COP21) led to the Paris Agreement, which mobilized global collective action to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, and to act to adapt to the already existing effects of climate change.

Why COP29 important?

COP29 UAE brings the world together at a critical moment for global transformative climate action. To deliver on its ambitious agenda, COP29 will be inclusive, transparent, pragmatic, and results-oriented.

Who’s Mr. Mukhtar Babayev, President-designate for COP29 Azerbaijan?

Mukhtar Babayev, Azerbaijan's minister for ecology and natural resources and formerly a state oil company SOCAR executive, has been named president-delegate of the future COP29 – the second petrochemical executive in a row to hold the position.

What’s the thematic program of COP29 ?

From November 11 to 24, 2024, Azabaijan will host the 29th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bakou.

COP29 will be a milestone moment for global climate action. The COP28 Presidency’s two-week thematic program is geared towards responding to the Global Stocktake and closing the gaps to 2030. The Presidency has taken an inclusive approach to developing the thematic program. We are the first Presidency to hold an open consultation on thematic areas and sequencing, inviting inputs from a broad mix of stakeholders across government, business, civil society, youth, and Indigenous Peoples, among others. These consultations have helped to highlight the most pressing action areas for COP28 to progress and the importance of their interconnectedness.

The program reflects the sectors and topics raised by stakeholders during consultations, including new action areas like health, trade, relief, recovery, and peace. The thematic days programming also incorporates four cross-cutting themes that underpin effective, interconnected delivery: Technology and innovation, Inclusion, Frontline Communities, and Finance.

What is COP Guide?

The “COP Guide” is an all-inclusive collaborative schedule featuring official and unofficial activities encompassing the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP).

How is COP Guide associated with the UN?

The COP guide is an unofficial resource. It's not officially affiliated with the United Nations. The COP Guide does not possess the authority to convene events or assist in organizing side events. The COP Guide is freely available for use and event submissions by anyone.

Does a specific cutoff date for event submissions exist?

No, the guide undergoes continuous updates throughout COP.

Whom should I reach out to make updates to my event listing?

If you have further questions, please email info@copguide.org. One of our team members will respond to you at your earliest convenience.

Who should I contact for further inquiries or assistance?

Kindly complete the "Ask for Help" form, and our team member will contact you. You can also contact us via email at: info@copguide.org

COP guide 2023