COP5 - Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention

  Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Partiesto the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians(COP5)
*COP5 serves also as a Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management, the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism.



The Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP5) will convene high level representatives from the seven Parties to the Carpathian Convention together with many stakeholders from the region, as well as from the European and international levels.

This event is relevant for shaping the way towards further strengthening sustainable development of the Carpathian region while ensuring the protection of biological, landscape and cultural diversity.

As a special highlight, the COP5 is expected to adopt the new Protocol on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development to the Carpathian Convention. Moreover, the Carpathian Convention’s action on climate change will be enhanced by considering adoption of the new Article 12bis “Climate Change”. As part of the Ministerial segment of the meeting (12 October), a high-level panel discussion on the future of the Carpathian region will take place.

The COP5 also serves as the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity, the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management and the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism.

Moreover, in parallel to the COP5, the V4 Environment Minister’s meeting (in V4+4 format) will be held on 11 October 2017 in Miskolc-Diósgyőr. The V4 Ministers and other participants of the meeting are expected to attend the Ministerial segment of the COP5.

*The COP is the main decision-making body of the Carpathian Convention, where all Parties to the Convention are represented. Ordinary meetings are held every three years. Its competencies include the adoption of thematic protocols to the Convention, work programs and budget for the following years of the implementation of the Convention, establishment of subsidiary bodies of the Convention, and supervision over the implementation of the Convention.