From 6 to 18 November,  2022 ... Heads of State, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs will meet in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the largest annual gathering on climate action.

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP27 – will build on the outcomes of COP26 to deliver action on an array of issues critical to tackling the climate emergency – from urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building resilience and adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, to delivering on the commitments to finance climate action in developing countries. 

Faced with a growing energy crisis, record greenhouse gas concentrations, and increasing extreme weather events, COP27 seeks renewed solidarity between countries, to deliver on the landmark Paris Agreement, for people and the planet. 

“Today and in light of the unmistakable messages in the recent IPCC reports, and following COP26 in Glasgow, we are once again called upon to act rapidly if we are to really meet the 1.5-degree goal, build our resilience, and enhance our capacity to adapt. I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation. As incoming Presidency Egypt will spare no effort to ensure that COP27 becomes the moment when the world moved from negotiation to implementation and where words were translated to actions, and where we collectively embarked on a path towards sustainability, a just transition and eventually a greener future for coming generations.” —From the Welcoming Address by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Please go here for the schedule of events.


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COP27: Key outcomes for food, forests, land and nature at the UN climate talks in Egypt

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Rich countries agree to pay for climate damages in poor nations

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After 30 years of deadlock, a new U.N. climate agreement aims to pay developing countries for loss and damage caused by global warming. But huge questions remain about how it would work.
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How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

By Bill McKibben 11/19/22
The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is in the Global North, but most of the need is in the Global…
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China’s surprise visit to US-EU event hints at cooperation on methane

By Joe Lo 11/17/22
China’s climate envoy Xie Zhenhua unexpectedly dropped in on a Cop27 ministerial meeting led by the US and the EU, raising hopes that the world’s largest emitter will renew cooperation around methane emissions. The post…
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Climate talks hit ‘breakdown’ over finance, fossil fuels as time dwindles

By Sarah Kaplan 11/17/22
Rich and poor nations remain split on compensation for climate change impacts, as China and U.S. leaders engage on cutting methane emissions.
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Biden Casts America as Climate Leader and Promises a ‘Low-Carbon Future’

By Lisa Friedman and Jim Tankersley 11/11/22
President Biden appeared before an overflowing United Nations convention on Friday to reclaim America’s role as a leader on climate change and to stress a renewed U.S. commitment to stop the planet from catastrophic warming.
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At COP27 Biden says U.S. will ‘do our part to avert’ a ‘climate hell’

By Siobhán O'Grady 11/11/22
President Biden pledged that the United States will “do our part to avert” a “climate hell,” citing a warning by the U.N. secretary general earlier this week in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian resort city hosting…
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Countries set out 12-mth plan to speed up industry emission cuts

By Simon Jessop 11/11/22
Countries representing more than half of the global economy on Friday specified the steps they will take to help accelerate the low-carbon transition by cutting emissions in sectors including power, transport and steel.
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From nuclear power to bamboo: The climate solutions at COP27

By Pranshu Verma 11/11/22
Homes built out of bamboo shoots. Zero-emission hydrogen fuels for cars and jets. Small nuclear reactors to power Africa. Restoring ocean mangroves to store carbon.
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COP27 Reaches Breakthrough Agreement on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

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