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 discuss and exchange views on some key political aspects of the negotiations and delve into some of the key negotiating topics that will be addressed at COP26.

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.


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