University of California
at COP

The University of California is an observer organization accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The status grants the university system the ability to participate in the international climate negotiations known as Conferences of the Parties, or COPs. The observer organization was founded in 1998 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where it is based today.

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Interested in attending a future COP? If you will have an affiliation with the university at the time of an upcoming UNFCCC event please fill out an expression of interest form. For COP28 in 2023, all interest forms must be completed by July 15 for consideration. We cannot guarantee badges to all interested parties due to limitations set by the UNFCCC.

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About the UNFCCC climate negotiations process, how the UC Observer Organization functions.