The COP27 Convention! On 6th November 2022, countries around the globe will be converging in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. But what for? Today, we’ll give you the rundown of COP27. Answering questions like ‘what is COP27?’ and ‘what does COP27 stand for?’ Let’s get started!

COP stands for Conference of the Parties

COP27 event explained – aims and gains?

COP27 is the 27th COP summit, with the first being held in Berlin, Germany, in 1995. This prestigious event is a collection of conferences across a 12-day period.

COP27 aims to review the progress of actions to limit climate change by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The summit aims to agree on international climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement and commit countries to work towards trying to limit global warming. The main discussions will be about funding, with a focus on the developing countries which bear the impact of climate change the most. All countries will be expected to bring new commitments to cutting their emissions.

Below are short explanations of the organisations and treaties involved in COP27

  • UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change):

An agreement between 197 countries of the United Nations. Put simply, the goal of the agreement is to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations. Making sure that any human impacts on the climate system don’t become dangerous.

  • COP (Conference of the Parties):

COP is the primary decision-making body of the UNFCCC. COP assesses measures made by the ‘signatories’ of the UNFCCC to limit climate change.

  • CMA (Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement):

The CMA takes place during COP. The CMA oversees the implementation of the Paris Agreement and takes decisions to promote its effective implementation.

  • CMP (Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol):

The CMP also takes place during COP. 192 countries are party to the Kyoto Protocol. The CMP seeks to limit greenhouse gas emissions through legally binding agreements made by members of the Kyoto Protocol.

What happens at COP27?

During COP27, many meetings and debates take place. The key aim is to understand the progress towards the goal of the UNFCCC (limiting climate change). With agreements and treaties (like the Kyoto Agreement) often being made.

Paris Agreement members will submit Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which state each country’s efforts to limit, reduce, and adapt to the impact of climate change.

The NDC’s will be assessed to see if they align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

COP27 Live streaming and production

With the Covid pandemic, 2020 saw COP26 being delayed to 2021. The entire situation highlighted the need to keep COPs as safe as possible.

Therefore, much greater importance was placed on the virtual side of COP26 and future COPs. As event producers of COP, we needed to make sure the virtual side of COP was fully geared for remote attendees. Click here to find out more about our production of COP26.

This involved:

  • Creating a bespoke virtual environment for remote event attendees to experience COP.
  • Ensuring COP was streamed smoothly to an audience of hundreds of thousands.
  • Making sure the A/V production of COP was facilitated successfully.
  • Allowing remote delegates to interact with in-person delegates

The transition towards a more digital-friendly COP is continued at COP27. With more advanced technology being implemented into each aspect of its production.

Ultimately, the question of ‘what is COP27?’ comes down to many things. COP27 involves multiple organisations and agreements. With most intertwining with their role in the conference itself. The production and type of conferences are key factors of COP27. As it showcases how topics are discussed and debated. Giving you a clearer picture of the structure of COP27.

Giggabox is an event production agency, experienced in delivering high-quality events. Click here to find out more.

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