Events

COP25 - Conference of the Parties - United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change

 Madrid, Spain
 Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019

The Climate Change Conference will feature the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP 25 will be informed by the outcomes of, among other meetings, the UN Climate Action Summit held in New York, US, in September 2019, as well as three Regional Climate Weeks: Africa Climate Week held in March, Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week held in August, and Asia-Pacific Climate Week held in September.

WHAT IS COP?
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that sets out the basic responsibilities of the 196 Parties (States) plus the European Union to fight climate change. It was signed at the Earth Summit in 1992 and entered into force in 1994. Chile joined that year and entered into force in 1994.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. The Parties meet annually to review progress in the implementation of the Convention, while other instruments underpinning its implementation are proposed, assessed and approved.

The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995. 24 COPs have been held to date, the last one in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.

The COP Presidency rotates among the following 5 United Nations regions: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. 

For more information, please visit the main United Nations Climate Change COP webpage, here: https://unfccc.int/process/bodies/supreme-bodies/conference-of-the-parties-cop

COP 25 SIDE EVENTS OPEN TO ALL COP DELEGATES

WEDNESDAY DEC 4, 2019

  • 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. [IETA Business Hub]: CO2 Capture Project’s Survey of CO2 Storage Regulations hosted by Chevron
  • 11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.  [Location TBD]: Oceans Event (CCS discussed) hosted by Plymouth Marine Lab
  • 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.  [Japan Pavilion]: CCS Seminar 
  • 4:45 p.m.– 6:15 p.m.  [Room 4]: Carbon Removal and Return – the only official CCS UNFCCC side event 

THURSDAY DEC 5, 2019

  • 5:30 p.m. [IETA Business Hub]: Boilermakers & Knowledge Centre invite you to wine and tapas and a screening of  '“CCS: Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future” video

FRIDAY DEC 6, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. [China Pavilion]: COP 25 China CCUS Side Event

TUESDAY DEC 10, 2019

  • 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. [IETA Business Hub]: Global CCS Institute Side Event

WEDNESDAY DEC 11, 2019

  • 2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. [UK Pavilion]: IEA & UK CCUS-focused Event

FRIDAY DEC 13, 2019

  • 10:30 p.m.– 12:00 p.m. [Japanese Pavilion]: From Japan to the World - Saving our Beautiful Planet with CCS!