As COP27 begins to fade away from memory, it’s important to reflect and note down some of the significant achievements that came out of the conference and to set our eyes on the upcoming COP28.
COP27 will see increased conversations around sustainable finance and how to apply green building technology to under-studied cities in the Global South. With a focus on solutions for African and Asian cities, the 2022 conference will close with an opportunity to redirect adaptation and mitigation strategies away from large cities in the Global North, particularly if leaders can put into action a plan to deliver the promised US$100 billion to developing countries.
Food industry and intensive agriculture emissions and other detrimental impacts must be urgently addressed impact on the environment.The landmark agreement to discuss these topics at COP is called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture The conversation will hopefully precipitate a plan with mutual agreement at COP27.
Extreme events such as droughts and floods, and their related consequences, are exacerbated by climate change. Discussing water at the COP is paramount given the ongoing climate-related water crisis. There is hope for the parties at COP27 to discuss the implementation of the NDCs, the transfer of technologies to the developing countries, and the transboundary water resources management.
There is strong evidence to suggest that women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. Nonetheless, women are still underrepresented in decision-making processes, and this has had a direct impact on their resilience to climate change. The UNFCCC, and multiple state and non-state actors, have raised attention to this issue for years. It is yet to be determined whether COP27 will be able to foster the sustainable implementation of effective, gender-responsible climate policies. What do you think?
COP26 fell short of expectations in terms of biodiversity-related policy; Don’t expect biodiversity to be a major policy topic at COP27 The 30x30 target is one of the most ambitious conservation goals being discussed, but details on its implementation will likely be finalised apart from COP.
Who attends Climate COPs like last year’s COP26 or the upcoming COP27? We have put together the following overview of attendees to help you understand!