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From 6 to 18 November 2022, Heads of State, ministers, negotiators, climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives, and CEOs are meeting 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 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP27 – builds 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.
COP27 Presidency Vision
As agreed by all stakeholders and confirmed in Glasgow COP26, this is a critical decade, scaled up action on the ground, full implementation of commitments and pledges, new and additional provisions and mobilization of finance, and clear deliverables are all needed to achieve the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement, such ambitious, transformative actions provide the paradigm shift we all need to a more sustainable, climate resilient, low emissions and carbon neutral future anchored on science and principles, for this reason, Egyptian presidency structured COP27 action agenda with a focus on implementation, aiming at mobilizing collective efforts for ambitious emission reductions from different sectors, enhanced transformative adaptation agenda on the ground, enabling flows of appropriate finance and delivering on the ground on time and at scale.
In structuring the discussions within the different thematic days, the role of youth, civil society, and different stakeholders shall be considered to ensure their full and effective engagement. Furthermore, dedicated sessions shall be allocated for Africa in structuring the days, aiming at furthering the understanding of solutions, challenges, and opportunities for the continent. Similarly, the role of regional cooperation, local governments, and cities will be elaborated as a cross-cutting issue. Other initiatives and topics of interest, such as, but not limited to, transport and waste, shall be included within the relevant days.
Implementation requires inputs and contributions from all stakeholders, governmental and non-governmental alike. With this in mind, the COP27 presidency will organize a series of events and thematic dialogues across the following broad thematic days in preparing the detailed program. As appropriate, the COP27 presidency will consider the cross-cutting nature of adaptation, mitigation, and finance themes.
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