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About COP20


What is COP?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.

To date, 195 countries have submitted their instruments of ratification. These countries meet once a year, during two weeks, in order to evaluate the application of the Convention and develop the negotiation process between the Parties in front of new commitments.

By virtue of this Convention, all the Parties have common but differentiated responsibilities. In addition, they take into account the specific nature of their national and regional development priorities, their goals and circumstances. According to the foregoing, their responsibilities are:

1. Gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and optimal practices.

2. Implement national strategies for addressing the issue on greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to foreseen impacts of climate change, as well as determining the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries.

3. Cooperate to be prepared and adapt to climate change effects.

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How to participate in the COP20?

1. The central venue in the General Army Headquarters. It is a space designed for negotiations. Built on 90 thousand square meters, it is an official space and, thus it is closed to the general public. Only accredited people will have access: Country delegations (negotiators), observers and the media (information on accreditation here).

Venue Address :
Cuartel General del Ejército – Puerta de ingreso No. 4
Av. Velasco Astete s/n, esquina con Calle Bielovucic Cavalier.
San Borja, Lima – Perú¨

2. “Voices for Climate” Fair, a space of over 3.600 m2 of interactive exhibition in the Jockey Club, where citizen will be able to enter for free to know more about climate change, how it affects us, and what can we do to live in a more gentle relation with nature. There will be workshops, forums, stands and pavilions, among others (information on Voices for Climate here).

3. Side events Find the list of side events here: and to get more information send an e-mail to