UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) Takes Action
The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), that took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, concluded on Nov. 20 with a historic decision to establish and operationalize a loss and damage fund.
Welcoming the decision and calling the fund essential, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that more needs to be done to drastically reduce emissions now. “The world still needs a giant leap on climate ambition.”
“The red line we must not cross is the line that takes our planet over the 1.5 degree temperature limit,” Guterres stressed, urging the world not to relent “in the fight for climate justice and climate ambition.”
“We can and must win this battle for our lives,” he concluded.
COP27 held high-level and side events, key negotiations, and press conferences, hosting more than 100 Heads of State and Governments, over 35,000 participants and numerous pavilions showcasing climate action around the world and across different sectors.