Sharm el-Sheikh, 6 November 2022 (TDI): The United Nations Climate Change Conference; COP27 began today with the critical purpose of guaranteeing the complete implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Discussions at COP27 got underway when the world witnessed devastating floods, unheard-of heat waves, severe droughts, and powerful storms.

In addition to that, as a result of severe geopolitical tensions and conflicts, millions of people around the world are currently dealing with the effects of concomitant energy, food, water, and cost of living crises.

It is pertinent to note that in this unfavorable environment, some nations have started to stall or reverse their climate policies and increased their reliance on fossil fuels.

Egyptian COP27 Presidency

The ambitious vision for this COP that the Egyptian COP27 Presidency has outlined places the needs of people at the center of our collective efforts to combat climate change.

The Presidency wants to draw attention to important issues that deal with some of the most basic needs of people all over the world, such as energy, food, and water security.

Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry said: “We’re gathering this year at a time when global climate action is at a watershed moment.

Multilateralism is being challenged by geopolitics, spiraling prices, and growing financial crises, while several countries battered by the pandemic have barely recovered, and severe and depleting climate change-induced disasters are becoming more frequent.”

Key Events

The World Leaders Summit will take place over the course of Monday and Tuesday, with more than 100 Heads of State or Government as well as Royalty in attendance.

The two days will include the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit and will feature important High-Level Side Events.

The COP will host a number of significant Ministerial meetings and other occasions related to ongoing climate change initiatives.

A first ministerial roundtable on pre-2030 ambition and ongoing discussions on the global stocktake, are among them.

It will allow countries and stakeholders to assess where they are as well as their progress toward achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Bonn Climate Change Conference in June 2022 launched these discussions, and COP27 will continue where it left off.

A High-Level segment mainly attended by Ministers will be held during the second week of the COP, from 15-18 November.

Various stakeholders’ climate action initiatives that support the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be highlighted throughout COP27.

From 9 to 17 November, the COP27 Presidency will host a number of events organized around specific themes highlighting workable solutions to the climate change problem and discussing ways to scale up their implementation in important industries.

Progress, plans, and targets for a variety of sectors and initiatives will be presented in dozens of events in the Climate Action Zone at COP under the direction of two high-level climate Champions, Nigel Topping (UK) and Mahmoud Mohieldin (Egypt).

In order to achieve net-zero emissions, these events will be centered on the overarching theme of turning climate pledges into climate action. The objective will be improved resilience for the most vulnerable populations and financial flow alignment.

Digital participation will be possible to support the physical COP negotiations and ensure a truly inclusive COP. Multiple events will be webcasted.

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