Union Environment minister Bhupendra Yadav to lead Indian delegation at the COP27 meeting in Egypt

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COP27 meeting in Egypt

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,  Bhupender Yadav will be leading the Indian delegation to attend the 27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) scheduled to be held at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November, 2022. The last , COP 26 was held in Glasgow, United Kingdom  from 31 October to 13 November 2021.

The COP 27 conference is being organized by the Bonn, Germany based United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with Egypt being the host country.

Agenda of the conference 

The COP 27 will focus on delivering action on a number of issues critical to tackling the climate emergency like;

  • urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions, 
  • building resilience and adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, and 
  • delivering on the commitments to finance climate action in developing countries. 

The theme of the COP 27 is Delivering for People and Planet.

 What is Conference of Parties (COP)? 

  • The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the 'Earth Summit', was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3-14 June 1992. The conference focused  on the impact of human socio-economic activities on the environment. The countries assembled here  agreed to work together to deal with issues of sustainable development and climate change .
  • The Rio Earth summit agreed to  create the  United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) where the member countries can discuss issues related to global warming and climate change and take steps to deal with these problems .
  • It entered into force on  21 March 1994, and has been ratified by 197 countries and territories .
  • The countries which has ratified the UNFCCC are called as Parties 
  • Every year they meet to discuss climate change related issues . These meetings are called Conference of Parties(COP) .
  • The first COP was held in 1995 in Berlin, Germany .
  • The next COP 27 will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh ,Egypt in 2022.

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