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UNECE @ COP27: supporting the climate action we urgently need

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The COP27 UN Climate Change Conference takes place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This offers an important opportunity to UNECE member States and all Parties worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact. UNECE will be fully engaged at COP27 to support the climate action we urgently need. 

Key contributions at COP27 include discussions on: 

  • Green Obsession: Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forests - with Architect Stefano Boeri, 7 Nov, 15:30-17:30, Italian Pavilion, Blue Zone 

  • High-level round table on Water Security - 8 Nov, 12:00-14:00, Room MR 25

  • Building climate resilience through cross-border cooperation: green hydrogen and renewable energy exports from the Middle East to Europe - 8 Nov, 15:30, Israel Pavilion
  • Financing climate resilience in transboundary basins - 8 Nov, 17:00-18:00, Water and Climate Pavilion 
  • A global sustainability framework for critical raw materials required for low-carbon transitions  - 8 Nov, 18:30-20:00, Akhenaten: Click here for the livestream

  • #Atoms4Climate: the power of nuclear solutions - 9 Nov, 10:00 - 11:30, #Atoms4Climate Pavilion: Click here for the livestream
  • Accelerating circularity as a holistic response to the triple planetary crisis: The Economic Case - 9 Nov, 11:30-13:00, Amon (150): Click here for the livestream

  • Low Carbon financing to enable the clean energy transitions – 9 Nov, 14:30-15:30, #Atoms4Climate Pavilion: Click here for the livestream
  • Report in Regional Forums on Climate Initiatives to Finance Climate Action and the SDGs – 9 Nov, 14:30 - 15:30, Room Ibis, Action Space, Blue Zone
  • The Net Zero Urban program - 9 Nov, 16:00-17:00

  • Fireside chat with Olga Algayerova – 9 Nov, 16:30-18:00, DZ Bank Pavilion
  • Financing new nuclear for a resilient energy mix – 9 Nov, 17:30-18:30, Nuclear Europe
  • Interplay of low carbon technologies for resilient net zero energy systems - 10 Nov, 18:30-20:00, Khufu (300): Click here for the live stream

  • Enabling the Circular Carbon Economy: Upscaling Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Development - 11 Nov, 10:15-11:15, SDG Pavilion

  • UN Energy event on net-zero – 12 Nov, 13:15-14:45, Khufu
  • Achieving Climate Change adaptation and mitigation through water resilience - 12 Nov, 15:00-16:30, Hatshepsut (300) 

  • Climate action and New Urban Agenda: SDGs localization and sustainable urban policy for resilience, 16 Nov, 15:00-16:30, Hatshepsut Room 3 (300)  

Watch this space for further events!

Supporting action in the region 

The UNECE region – stretching over North America right across Europe, covering the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia – is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The people of the region are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change - from wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought. UNECE member States are taking important climate action in key areas, but much greater efforts will be needed in all countries. Through its norms, standards, conventions and policy assistance, UNECE provides practical tools to help countries scale up measures for both climate change mitigation and adaptation, to leverage financing, and to strengthen collaboration. 


Selected events and key milestones on the road to COP27 

In the build up to COP27 and beyond, several key events and milestones shape UNECE’s contribution to countries’ climate action: