The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) is to be hosted by Morocco from the 7th to the 18th of November, 2016.
The COP is the governing body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which entered into force in 1994. The main aim of the convention is to "stabilize greenhouse gasGas with physical properties that cause the Earth's atmosphere to warm up. There are a number of naturally occurring greenhouse gases... concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".
The 195 countries which ratified the treaty meet once a year during two weeks to evaluate the application of the Convention and to negociate new commitments.
The previous COP took place in Paris in December 2015 (see Close-Up: COP 21: The First Universal Climate Agreement).
More information on the UNFCCC website.