The Conference of Parties, commonly known as COP, brings together countries to address climate change. These countries are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. Including Australia there are 198 countries that take part.
The purpose of COPs
The international community will come together to address climate change.
The UNFCCC aims to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change.
Countries discuss together how to put in place the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
Our international climate change negotiators meet with negotiators from other countries several times before COP. They discuss climate change issues to be considered.
COP27 considered a range of issues. This included adaptation, loss and damage, mitigation, climate finance and carbon markets.
We had a constructive role in multilateral climate negotiations. We also hosted a diverse and inclusive Australian Pavilion at COP27. This was a platform to show Australia’s action on climate change and create new partnerships. The Pavilion was open from 6 to 18 November 2022.
We hosted events and panel sessions each day. We have published videos of key events.
Stakeholder consultation and information sessions
We hold regular information and engagement sessions on the UNFCCC and other climate change topics. These sessions are designed to give you up-to-date information as well as hear diverse views. This helps us to better represent Australia in our international engagements.
Register at Australia’s UNFCCC engagement hub.
Find out more
Find out more about Australian engagement at COP28.
See the COP28Aus page.