Upcoming events

The French Presidency is working, with the whole international community and in liaison with Morocco (holder of the COP22 Presidency), to turn the principles set out in Paris into concrete action. For the presidency of a COP does not end once the gavel has been brought down; it lasts for a year, until the opening of the next COP. Under the leadership of the COP21 President, France is mobilized to make post-COP21 a success

See the 2016 timetable for climate events here.


Major post-COP21 events

16-17 January: Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization with 139 Member States whose mission is to promote renewable energies, in Abu Dhabi.

18 January: World Future Energy Summit and 2nd meeting of the International Steering Committee of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Abu Dhabi.

20 January: address by Laurent Fabius at the European Parliament in Strasbourg followed by a debate on COP21 follow-up in plenary.

20-23 January: World Economic Forum in Davos.

17 February: Ségolène Royal appointed COP21 President (see the press release).

23-27 February: trip to Africa: renewable energies initiative on the continent (for further information).

9 March: presentation at the Council of Ministers of a bill to ratify the Paris Agreement.

11 March: working meeting with Ban Ki-moon, co-signed letter sent to provide high-level mobilization for the signing ceremony in New York on 22 April (further information).

13-15 March: COP21 President’s second trip to Africa.

24 March: working meeting with international NGOs on COP21.

4 April: deadline for countries which have not already done so to submit or review their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

April: COP21’s carbon footprint published. Footprint measured by EcoAct in three phases: assembly, running the conference, and dismantling at the Paris-Le Bourget site.

11-13 April: Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Nairobi (Kenya).

14-15 April: World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (climate events, forests, blue economy, carbon pricing, African Business Plan) in Washington D.C.

14-16 April: trip to Washington D.C. by the COP21 President (see the programme here).

15 April: high-level assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition: carbon pricing and the COP21 in Washington D.C. (for further information).

15-16 April: Informal meeting at the level of chief negotiators organized in Paris by France and co-chaired by Morocco to prepare the negotiations session in May.

18-22 April: trip to New York by the COP21 President (see the programme here).

22 April: high-level signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement in New York. The countries have one year to sign the agreement.

2 May: publication by the UNFCCC of an updated synthesis report on the NDCs.

5-6 May: Climate Action Summit organized by the United Nations in Washington D.C.

16-26 May: negotiating session in Bonn (Germany), UNFCCC headquarters, with the first meeting of the Ad hoc Paris Agreement (APA) committee responsible for preparing the decisions for implementing the Paris Agreement.

26-27 May: G7 Summit in Shima (Japan).

1er-2 June: Clean Energy Ministerial (San Francisco).

10 June: Business Dialogue in Paris.

3-5 July: Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, a time when traditionally the COP presidency is handed over to the next one.

1-15 August: COP21 President’s third trip to Africa (for further information on her previous trips).

26-27 September: Climate chance Summit (Nantes).

7-18 November: COP22 in Marrakesh (Morocco).

12 December: first anniversary of the Paris Agreement.

2018 will be another milestone. The Agreement has set out an initial meeting to take stock of national contributions. This meeting will enable us to assess the need to increase ambition based on developments in the situation. Countries will be able to step up their commitments even before the Agreement enters into force in 2020.

See the steps for implementing the Paris Agreement here.