Conference of the Parties (COP)

DEFINITION: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCC) supreme decision-making body. Made up of all “States Parties”, it meets every year in a global session where decisions are made to meet goals for combating climate change. Decisions can only be made unanimously by the States Parties or by consensus.

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