Everything you need to know about COP27

Everything you need to know about COP27

Climate negotiators are preparing to convene in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 06 – 18 November 2022 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), with the event coming at a time of growing concerns over energy security, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical tensions.

What is COP ?

COP word is an abbreviation of “Conference of the Parties”, In which the 198 convention members gathered for this yearly gathering to act jointly against climate change. At this conference, country representatives discuss topics like financing to assist developing nations in their efforts to transition away from fossil fuels and increase their resilience to the effects of climate change. They also discuss adaptation to the environmental effects of climate change and dealing with climate change.

In March 1995, Berlin, Germany hosted the inaugural COP meeting. Unless the Parties decide differently, the COP convenes annually. If a Party volunteers to host the session, the COP meets in Bonn, the secretariat’s home city. The location of the COP frequently changes among the five UN-recognized regions, which are: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. 

What is COP27 ?

COP27 is the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

When and where the COP27 is happening ?

This year Egypt is hosting the conference of the parties in Sharm el-Sheikh from 6th to 18th November 2022. Diplomats, NGOs, and the media could register to attend the meeting starting in August. A pre-COP conference will take place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in October.

What is the significance of COP27 ?

The globe is still far from being on schedule to keep climate change to the predetermined levels. The IPCC abbreviated for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the top scientific authority on climatic changes, states that despite the fact that emissions are still rising at the moment, according to all scenarios that are consistent with these goals, global emissions must decrease between 2020 and 2025. To have any chance of avoiding a warming of 1.5°C, global emissions must be lowered by 25% by 2030 and reach “net zero” by 2050.

Huge barriers to decarbonization and global climate cooperation have been put in place by the ongoing economic repercussions of COVID-19, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the growing consequences of climate change in a variety of calamities. The Paris Agreement is currently on the verge of becoming irrelevant. Maintaining global climate cooperation depends on COP27 being a success, which will also include providing support for developing nations to deal with the losses and disruption brought on by climate change.

What are the main objectives for COP27?

Governments will come together at COP27 to intensify international efforts to address the climate catastrophe. The gathering is crucial because the most recent research demonstrates that climate change is accelerating considerably faster than previously thought, straining societies and ecosystems to their breaking points. In order to reduce emissions by halving them by 2030, we urgently need to step up our attempts to adjust to a warmer world. This is essential if we want to keep global warming to 1.5°C and prevent the worst climate change’s effects on people and the environment.

We are hopeful that as people all around the world call for action to address the climate catastrophe, we can collaborate to concentrate on implementation and provide a prompt solution to this climate emergency.

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