Tufts is Proud to be a part of the COP-22 in Morocco!
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is taking place from 7-18 November 2016 in Morocco. This is an event of global importance for the environment. Countries from across the world are preparing to enter into force the Paris Agreement, which brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change. Tufts is proud to have its delegates representing it at this event.
What is COP?
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.
To date, 195 countries have submitted their instruments of ratification. These countries meet once a year, during two weeks, in order to evaluate the application of the Convention and develop the negotiation process between the Parties in front of new commitments.
By virtue of this Convention, all the Parties have common but differentiated responsibilities. In addition, they take into account the specific nature of their national and regional development priorities, their goals and circumstances. According to the foregoing, their responsibilities are:
- Gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and optimal practices.
- Implement national strategies for addressing the issue on greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to foreseen impacts of climate change, as well as determining the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries.
- Cooperate to be prepared and adapt to climate change effects.
See what our Delegates have to say about the event here.
We are also hosting an event for Tufts alumni who will be in Morocco on the 16th of November. Register here for the event.
See here for more detailed information about COP-22.