7 November 2022
UN COP 27
SETS OUT A NEW DIRECTION FOR A NEW ERA OF IMPLEMENTATION
COP27, the UN Climate meeting started on 6 November 2022 at Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.
Since the adoption of the UN Climate Convention, it is the first time that the parties have agreed to keep the Loss and Damage funding as an agenda item at the 27th Annual Climate Conference. The UN Climate Conference COP27 President and Foreogn Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry commented the responsibility and commitment of the parties showed and the ‘collective keenness on preserving the credibility’ and relevance of the goals of the Climate Convention and the Paris Agreement.
COP27 is taking place during the period that has witnessed devastating floods and unprecedented heat wave conditions, severe droughts, storms and the impacts of energy crisis, food, water, escalating cost of living and geo political conflicts throughout the world.
In his opening address, the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell said:
“COP27 sets out a new direction for a new era of implementation: where outcomes from the formal and informal process truly begin to come together to drive greater climate progress – and accountability for that progress”.
COP27 President Sameh Shoukry also called on all delegates to implement the promises already made.
“Moving from negotiations and pledges to an era of implementation is a priority”.
“We cannot afford any negligence or shortcomings; we cannot threaten the future of upcoming generations,” said COP27 President Sameh Shoukry.