What is COP?
Conference of the Parties (COP), is a two-week global climate conference that has taken place annually since 1995. It is held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with 197 member parties. COP is a momentous occasion that serves as a platform for countries to negotiate more radical climate commitments. Gathering tens of thousands of climate experts and activists and many watchful eyes, COP has a clear objective of “preventing dangerous human interference with the climate system”.
What is COP 26?
COP 26 is the 26th annual conference on climate change held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October – 12 November 2021. With four main objectives, COP26 focuses on mitigation, adaptation, finance, and collaboration. This year’s conference is attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as he represents the countries of the African continent as Egypt prepares to host the next conference on climate change (COP27) in 2022.