UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Monash University has been an Observer Organisation of the UNFCCC since 2016, and has sent annual delegations to the UN Climate Change Conferences (also referred to as Conferences of the Parties, or COPs). Monash’s involvement with the UNFCCC is coordinated by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Global Engagement.

COP is the main annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Each year, the 197 governments that are Parties to the UNFCCC gather to hold diplomatic discussions and negotiate on all aspects of the global climate response, with the current focus being the implementation of the Paris Agreement. These conferences also have a huge program of side events on every aspect of climate change and attract tens of thousands of experts and activists.

COP 24 - Katowice, Poland

3-14 December 2018

This December, Monash will send its third delegation to the annual UN Climate Change Conference. A limited number of places may be available on the delegation, and interested Monash University staff and graduate students are now welcome to put in an Expression of Interest for those places. The deadline for EOI is close of business Thursday 20 September.

COP23 – Bonn, Germany

6-17 November 2017

Find out about the official Monash delegation to COP23.

Get an exclusive view of the 2017 UN climate change conference with the Monash Law School live-streaming.

Follow the Monash delegation on Twitter at #MonashCOP23

COP22 – Marrakech, Morocco

7-18 November 2016

Find out about Monash’s first official delegation to COP.