Conference of the parties (COP)

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Conference of the parties (COP)
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Conference of the parties (COP) means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

COP refers to the conference of the parties of an international treaty. A number of treaties, including several of the environmental and human rights conventions, provide for meetings of the COP to oversee the implementation of the convention or protocol and to approve its budget and financial regulations. The COP can also provide guidance, receive reports and make recommendations to the parties. COPs convene usually on an annual or biannual basis. Some are serviced by permanent secretariats. COP1, COP2, COP3… refer to the first, second, third, etc. session or meeting of the COP (to a particular treaty). COP21, held in Paris 2015 is the 21st session of the COP to the UNFCCC. Other treaties with a COP include the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.

UNITAR 2005, A Glossary of Terms for UN Delegates,