UNFCCC COP 15
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 15
December 7-18, 2009
The negotiation process on climate change is centered around the sessions of the Conference of Parties to the United Nationsl Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP), which convenes each year to review the implementation of the Convention. The COP agrees upon decisions and resolutions, which are published in reports of the COP. Successive decisions decided upon by the COP 15 lead to a detailed set of rules for practical and effective implementation of the Convention. The COP operates as the meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), which adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provisions.
The series of negotiations conducted from 2008 through 2009, will culminate in the Conference of Parties (COP) in December 2009, where all parties participating in the conference are expected to present a new agreement on climate change.
The GIPC actively participates in UNFCCC meetings and serves as a representative of U.S. business interests.