The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 – 18, 2022. The COP is expected to resolve issues relating to enhanced transparency framework, mobilization of long-term climate finance, adequacy of mitigation commitments by the Parties, the global goal on adaptation, implementation of Article 6 (market-based mechanisms), Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, Implementation of gender-responsive climate actions, and other agenda items.

As always, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will have a strong presence at COP27. TERI will be involved in several events as organizer, co-organizer, and panellist. These events focus on a wide range of issues including enhanced transparency, climate finance, decarbonization pathways, vulnerability and adaptation, technological change, climate governance, and others.

The Sharm el-Sheikh Conference is expected to mark a change in the pace of climate policy implementation as well as in the scope of Global Stocktake. The incoming Egyptian presidency has categorically made it clear that priorities for COP27 are climate finance and adaptation. Increased availability of long-term finance is necessary for implementing climate projects at a higher scale and pace. Since the agenda of the global goal on adaptation was introduced by the African Group in 2019, it is likely to receive much greater attention while the COP is hosted by an African country. For the first time ever at COP, there is a dedicated agenda item 'funding arrangements for addressing loss and damage' under the 'matters relating to finance' (COP27 8f and CMA 8f). If the Egyptian Presidency were able to facilitate a breakthrough, it would necessarily become a part of Global Stocktake process. First formal global stocktake is due next year at COP28. Hence, it would be timely. This would also mean long-term finance for adaptation at scale would finally be accorded much needed priority in global governance of climate change. The agenda of ‘Enhanced Transparency Framework’, hence, would need much more comprehensive deliberations. The Sharm el-Sheikh COP will be set in a world recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will provide a platform to reflect on global responses in terms of how well the countries did in making the recovery green. The recently launched Climate Transparency Report, of which TERI was a part, notes that the expectations of using the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity to bring a structural change in economies and hence GHG emissions trajectory did not materialise. In fact, there is a rebound effect at work. The COP 27, therefore, will have to engage with the urgency of decoupling economic growth from GHG emissions, and mobilising necessary means of implementation, that too in the context of fears of a global energy crisis due to geo-political reasons.


Media @ COP27

Date Press Releases
November 20, 2022 COP27 outcome unclear on the scale and sources of the Loss and Damage fund: TERI experts
November 16, 2022 India's LT-LEDS builds the case for adaptation and enhancing climate resilience: TERI Experts
November 16, 2022 TERI policy brief launched at COP27 calls for making oceans critical to climate action
November 14, 2022 Climate education is key to climate action: Experts at COP27
November 12, 2022 Adaptation must be at the forefront of development interventions: Secretary MoEFCC
November 11, 2022 Industry leaders moot NDCs for the sector to achieve decarbonisation goals at COP27
November 11, 2022 Need to internationalize LiFE through G20 and other global platforms: TERI policy brief
November 11, 2022 India at COP27: In need of investors’ confidence to achieve climate financing goals
November 04, 2022 Climate negotiations at COP27 should keep people at the centre: TERI policy brief
November 03, 2022 COP27 should make headway on climate finance and loss and damage: TERI delegation to Sharm el-Sheikh
October 31, 2022 COP27 and G20 need to make the discourse on energy transition more inclusive of demand-side requirements: TERI policy brief


TERI's Presence @ COP27

Events Schedule Discussion Topic TERI Speakers
08 – 10 Nov 2022
UNFCCC Main Event Venue: Auditorium B, Business Pavilion for Climate Leadership, We Mean Business Pavilion, Blue Zone
Technical Dialogue on the Global Stocktake Ms Suruchi Bhadwal
Wed, 09 Nov 2022
13:30 – 14:30 EET
Venue: Auditorium 2 of the COP 27 Business Pavilion for Climate Leadership in the Blue Zone
Building Investor confidence for enhancing climate finance by leveraging global and national frameworks on corporate sustainability disclosures Mr RR Rashmi
Mr Dipak Dasgupta
Thur, 10 Nov 2022
09:00 – 11:00 EET
Venue: India Pavillion
Opportunities to accelerate actions to fulfil India’s long term climate ambition Mr Arupendra Nath Mullick
Thur,10 Nov 2022
13:30 – 14:30 EET
Venue: Auditorium 2 of the COP 27 Business Pavilion for Climate Leadership in the Blue Zone
Global Collaborations and Partnerships for accelerating Industry transitions in India Mr Arupendra Nath Mullick
Ms Taruna Idnani
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
09:00 – 10:00 EET
Venue: Business Pavilion for Climate Leadership (Auditorium B), Blue Zone, COP27 (Pavilion No.128)
Showcasing Business Ambition, Action, and Accountability for Enhanced Policymaking: Insights from Germany, Japan, and India Mr Arupendra Nath Mullick
Ms Taruna Idnani
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
16:30 – 18:00 EET
Venue: India Pavilion
Road to Resilience 2030: Innovative approaches for localizing Climate Action at district and Village level Dr J.V. Sharma
Fri, 11 Nov 2022
13:15-14:15 EET
Venue: UK Pavilion, Stand 21, Hall 3, Area B, Blue Zone
How to replicate the world’s greatest successes in low-carbon transitions? Ms Vidhu Kapur
Sat, 12 Nov 2022
10:00 – 11:00 EET
Long Term Strategy on Adaptation and Adaptation Readiness in India Mr RR Rashmi
Ms Suruchi Bhadwal
Mon, 14 Nov 2022
18:30 - 20:00 EET
Venue: Climate Education Hub, Blue Zone
Future Climate Leaders: Leveraging Education Sector for an Uncertain Climate Future Mr RR Rashmi
Ms Vidhu Kapur
Dr Livleen K Kahlon
Tue, 15 Nov 2022
16:45 – 18:15 EET
Venue: Tutankhamun Room (100)
The prospects and challenges of the Enhanced Transparency Framework as a driver of climate ambition Mr R. R. Rashmi
16 Nov 2022
11:30 – 13:00 EET
Venue: Akhenaten (150)
(UNFCCC official side event)
Climate Action through Innovation, Implementation and Inclusive Multi-level Governance Dr Shailly Kedia
Wed, 16 Nov 2022
16:45 – 18:15 EET
Room: Tutankhamun Room (100)
How Can Asia Achieve a Net Zero Future? Building Coalitions for Transformative Change Ms Suruchi Bhadwal
Wed, 16 Nov 2022
16:00 – 17:00 EET
Venue: Green Zone
Climate Action through Protecting the Global Commons, Oceans and Blue Economy Mr RR Rashmi
Dr Shailly Kedia


Events Schedule Discussion Topic TERI Speakers
Mon, 07 Nov, 2022 - Fri, 11 Nov, 2022 Mountains are disproportionately threatened by climate change compared to lowlands, due to elevation dependent warming. Leveraging the International Year of Mountains 2022, we will promote the global mountain agenda including the Hindu Kush Himalaya region - the Pulse of the Planet. Ms Suruchi Bhadwal


TERI Delegates @COP27


Dr Vibha Dhawan

Director General

RR Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow

Suruchi Bhadwal

Director, Earth Science and Climate Change

Jitendra Vir Sharma

Senior Director, Land Resources

Sanjay Seth

Senior Director, Sustainable Buildings

Shailly Kedia

Associate Director, Sustainable Development and Outreach

Shabnam Bassi

Associate Director, Sustainable Buildings

Manish Kumar Shrivastava

Senior Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change

Arupendra Nath Mullick

Fellow, Council for Business Sustainability

Sonali Mathur

Deputy Manager, Sustainable Development and Outreach

Shaily Mahera

Manager, Sustainable Buildings

Soham Banerjee

Research Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change

Taruna Idnani

Project Manager, Council for Business Sustainability

K Umamaheswaran

Consultant, Earth Science and Climate Change

Pankaj Kalyani

Research Associate, Council for Business Sustainability

Vidhu Kapur

Associate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change

C P Veena

Research Associate, Earth Science and Climate Change

Prasoon Singh

Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change

Shreyas Joshi

Communications Associate, Sustainable Development and Outreach




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