What is COP27?
COP27 is the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Under the Paris Agreement (2015) 193 parties or countries agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and boost funding for climate action. Representatives will agree on the next steps to address the global climate crisis. Negotiations will take place in Egypt from November 7-18.
The Key Issues at COP27:
- Much greater commitment from countries to more ambitious plans to limit warming to 1.5 °C
- Review the Paris rulebook and attend to technical issues
- Mobilising climate finance for those most affected, including agreement on Loss and Damage
- Recognising the place of indigenous peoples and involving them in decisionmaking
- Supporting the leadership of women and girls and their leadership.
We need to protect and restore the environment. It is up to all of us to build resilient, strong and sustainable infrastructure to protect the lives and livelihoods of all people.
Read our backgrounder: COP27 – What is it and why does it matter
- ACT Alliance media release and COP27 statement ahead of the summit opening.
- Pacific Conference of Churches makes a Climate Justice voyage and the Kioa Climate Emergency Declaration.
November 3, 2022