The most important global conference of the year in the environment and sustainability sector is fast approaching: the Paris Climate Conference, otherwise known as COP21.
The main objective of the Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation of a framework for action against climate change. The first COP took place in Berlin in 1995 and since then major milestones include COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, COP11 where the Montreal Action Plan was produced and COP17 in Durban where the Green Climate Fund was created. The hopes of the industry ride high with COP21 in Paris. This year, there is the potential to create noticeable change for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations. The aim is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.