Pre-COP is the final official ministerial meeting ahead of the COP.
Each Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is preceded by a preparatory meeting held about a month before, called Pre-COP.
The Pre-COP brings together climate and energy ministers from a selected group of countries to
As the UK’s COP26 Presidency partners, Italy will be hosting the Pre-COP at the Milan Conference Centre, MiCO, on 30 September – 2 October 2021.
The Conference will be attended by around 40-50 countries, representatives of the UNFCCC Secretariat, the chairs of the Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention and a number of stakeholders from civil society who play a key role in the fight against climate change or in the transition to sustainable development.
Building on the conversations at the July Ministerial in London, Pre-COP will be the final formal, multilateral opportunity for ministers to shape the negotiations in detail ahead of the meeting in Glasgow in November.