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9. What are COPs and what are their objectives?

The COP, Conference of the Parties, which has a long history, is the supreme organ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), created in May 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit in Río de Janeiro, with the premise of strengthening public awareness on a global scale on the problems related to Climate Change. Among the main objectives of the COP is the stabilization of concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere to prevent risks in the climate system. The first meeting of the COP was held in 1995, in Bonn, Germany.

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