Road to Sharm El-Sheikh: Towards Equity and Climate Justice
Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6th -18th November 2022. The COP27 Presidency lays out the vision for inclusive, rules-based, ambitious, substantive outcomes, commensurate with the challenges based on science and guided by principles building on agreements, decisions, pledges, and commitments from Rio 1992 to Glasgow 2021. Time is running out: the Sixth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need to address the developmental deficit in developing countries, while simultaneously taking measures to limit global warming, as agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Considering the importance of the issues to the Global South, this policy brief covers the four climate negotiations related to COP27 and beyond; these include global goal on adaptation, loss and damage, climate finance, and global stocktake.