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COP 28: What is it, and what is its importance in combating climate change?

What is the Climate COP?

The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the largest annual gathering of international leaders to negotiate and agree on actions to combat climate change. Currently, the Convention has the participation of 198 Parties (197 countries and the European Union). The first COP took place in 1995 in Berlin, Germany. This year, its 28th edition will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

COP 28 is an international meeting aimed at adjusting the course of actions taken to address the climate crisis. The event will be an opportunity to refine the actions that have been implemented and promote progress towards the goal of keeping the global temperature increase below 1.5°C by 2100, as established by the Paris Agreement. The conference is the world’s primary decision-making body on climate issues.

What is the IIS’s role?

To support decision-makers, the IIS develops projects and research, both foundational and applied, in the climate agenda.

Our activities range from participating in and developing Adaptation Plans and studies on climate change risks and vulnerabilities to mitigating impacts through the implementation of projects for the restoration and conservation of Brazilian ecosystems. The International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) will be present at the Conference to contribute its expertise, represented by our Executive Director Rafael Loyola and researcher Bruna Pavani.

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