Conference of the Parties


A Conferência das Partes (COP – Conference of the Parties) It is the supreme organ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (its acronym in English, UNFCCC), adopted in 1992. It is an association of all parties (or member countries) signatories of the Convention, after ratification in 1994, They began to meet annually from 1995, for a period of two weeks, to assess the situation of climate change on the planet and to propose mechanisms to ensure the effectiveness of the Convention.

Participating in the annual COP sections of the government delegates of the convention signatory countries, which they are the only ones with voting power, as well as representatives of the private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international agencies. In sections with government representatives, decisions are taken by consensus between the parties, which often makes negotiations a slow and arduous process.

The Brazilian delegation is led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), which performs a number of previous meetings between various ministries, state entities, NGOs, and others, to define Brazil's position at the meeting.

At the end of each meeting of the COP, a series of decisions is adopted to conduct the activities of the parties during the period it. The meetings are part of a process, so that the Convention follows a meeting agenda of its subsidiary bodies throughout the year, culminating in the next COP, currently held at the end of each year and becomes known as the city that hosts.

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Since its inception (2008), FAS participates actively in COP discussions. From da COP-15, the Foundation follows the negotiations on the carbon market and mechanisms for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD ) and Environmental Services Payments (PES), leading demands of the Amazonian communities and qualifying the debate through events, seminars and technical meetings. On 2016, starred in the Charter of Marrakech, to encourage the government to rethink their strategies for the carbon market.

On 2017, FAS participated in the 23th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN body responsible for the climate) – COP 23, which aimed to kick the "rule book" for the implementation of the Paris Agreement (which should be regulated by 2018), and also increase the national ambition of Certain Contributions Nationally.

The Foundation participated in the debate Alliance REDD + Brazil to discuss the potential funding through REDD +.

The FAS organized in partnership with the University of Bonn event Too Big Too Fail, where he presented the manual "Designing innovative schemes for payment for environmental services", developed in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (BID).

The guide aims to globally replicate the methodology of the Bolsa Floresta (BFP), Amazon project Payment for Environmental Services (PES).

In education for sustainability, the Solutions Network for Sustainable Development (SDSN Amazônia) launched two innovative online platforms: Plataforma SDSN, which seeks to find and share initiatives aimed to Sustainable Development Goals (SDSN) UN in nine countries of the Amazon Basin, and the free online course "Managing and conserving our earth's ecosystem", aimed at academics from different levels to learning about conservation.