Meeting of the Parties (MOP)
The meeting of the Parties refers to the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serves as the meeting of the Parties. This structure is intended to reduce costs and streamline management of the UNFCCC/Kyoto Protocol processes.
Parties to the UNFCCC that are not Parties to the Convention are still permitted to participate in Protocol-related meetings as observers.