COP27: Annual climate conference to be held in Egypt

For almost three decades (since attending Parties signed up to the original United Nations (UN) climate agreement in 1992) the UN has been bringing nations together for global climate summits called COPs (or ‘Conference of the Parties’).

This year will be the 27th annual summit on climate change – giving it the name COP27. With Egypt holding the COP Presidency this year, COP27 will take place in Sharm El Sheikh during November 2022.

Ahead of the meeting, countries were asked to submit updated, ambitious national climate plans. However, of over 200 governments invited to attend, only 25 have submitted such plans.

COP27 will focus on three main areas:

  • Reducing emissions
  • Helping countries to prepare for and deal with climate change
  • Securing technical support and funding for developing countries for the above

Furthermore, some of the areas that weren’t fully resolved or covered at COP26 (held in Glasgow, UK in 2021) will be picked up:

  • Loss and damage finance
  • Establishment of a global carbon market
  • Strengthen the commitments to reduce coal use

There will be several thematic days for focused discussions, including:

  • Finance Day
  • Adaptation and Agriculture Day
  • Water Day
  • Decarbonization Day
  • Science Day
  • Solution Day
  • Gender Day
  • Energy Day
  • Biodiversity Day
  • Youth and Future Generations Day
  • Ace and Civil Society Day.

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