2019, year of civil unrest outside and inside COPs...
COP23 took place in 2017. This peculiar edition was organized by the Republic of Fiji, island country in Melanesia, but was hosted in Bonn, Germany, for practical reasons.
Key topics of the edition were in fact island states, which are the ones that are more strongly feeling the effects of climate change today and will probably experience the strongest impacts in the future.
Representatives of 190 countries attending the COP24 climate summit in Katowice accepted the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, which limits global warming to less than 2˚C. But to achieve this result, it took a lot of negotiation and patience, as the delegates of Swiss Youth for Climate observed.