United Nations
Climate Conferences

United Nations
Climate Conferences

Our Window into COP program brings global climate policy to life through the voices of youth, educators, and community leaders at the annual U.N. climate conference.

UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) includes 197 countries (Parties) committed to preventing human interference with the Earth’s climate system. Since 1995, they have hosted annual COPs to negotiate global climate action commitments.

COPs and the Paris Agreement

In 2015, 196 countries finalized and signed the Paris Agreement – the first global climate accord that commits all signatories to climate action. Learn more about the progress and hurdles since it’s creation to limit Earth’s warming to a safe level.

Classroom Toolkit

Are you an educator? Follow along during COP with your students this November or teach about it any time of year.

What happened at the 2022 climate negotiations?

COP27: A Visual Summary


COP27: November 2022