Where: Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, Egypt
Science has established beyond doubt that the window for climate action is closing rapidly. In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition.
A golden opportunity for all stakeholders to rise to the occasion and tackle effectively the global challenge of climate change facilitated by Egypt on the African continent.
Egypt assumes the incoming Presidency of COP 27 with a clear recognition of the gravity of the global climate challenge and appreciation of the value of multilateral, collective and concerted action as the only means to address this truly global threat.
Representatives from UNEP are organizing and/or taking part in the following events:
* 3 November | 15:00 EDT | Climate Action Day
In light of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, students and teachers from across the world will get together at a global online discussion to share ideas, solutions, and innovative projects for climate action. In an interactive session, youth leaders and innovators will present their ideas and recommendations. The online event will be an opportunity for schools to showcase their sustainability practices and environmental projects.
* 7 November | 11:00 – 12:30 GMT+2 | Launch of WASP Science for Adaptation Policy Brief: Global Goal on Adaptation
The WASP Science-for-Adaptation Policy Brief on the Global Goal on Adaptation is the sixth issue in the series published by seven UN agencies that form the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP). This issue discusses the Global Goal on Adaptation and its adequacy of adaptive response commensurate with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement and a collective effort is required to operationalize the Global Goal on Adaptation, noting that there are no agreed frameworks, methods, indicators, or metrics to assess progress towards the Global Goal on Adaptation.
* 11 November | 15:00 – 16:00 GMT+2 | Advancing toward the Glasgow Climate Pact: a call to action to achieve one gigaton of emissions reductions from forests by 2025
It is critical to mobilize funding to achieve the goal of a 1 gigaton of emissions reductions from forests by 2025. Members of the Green Gigaton Challenge will (i) address the importance of adopting a mid-term milestone towards the Glasgow Pledge; (ii) provide an overview of the gap towards achieving the gigaton milestone; and (iii) propose changes in policies/incentives to achieve that milestone.
* 14 November | 16:45 – 18:15 GMT+2 | Enhancing climate action through peatlands
This COP27 side event aims to demonstrate how countries have integrated, enhanced, or are implementing peatland-related climate commitments, particularly those contained in NDCs, sharing multi-stakeholder and innovative collaborative management approaches and inspiring countries to consider or further enhance climate action in peatland landscapes. Case examples from different regions will be presented, highlighting good practices and lessons learned.
* 16 November | 13:15 GMT+2 | Accelerating young skills and talent for green jobs
The COP 27 side event is a unique opportunity to launch the Green Jobs for Youth Pact and enhance collaboration between governments, youth, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and educators working together to promote a just transition by strengthening capacities and skills, for youth, needed to deliver an economic and social transformation in a 1.5 degree world.
* 16 November | 20:00 GMT+2 | Youth leadership to finance and accelerate global climate action solutions
By contributing to priorities on meaningful youth engagement, as outlined in the Glasgow Climate Pact, the UN’s Youth 2030 Strategy and Our Common Agenda, the event will highlight the importance of youth leadership for accelerated climate action on the ground. It will gather young climate leaders, UN experts, civil society, private sector, youth constituencies and national governments to co-create solutions to bridge youth finance gaps.