Climate Action: The Road to COP27
Date: Oct 25, 2022
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (KST/GMT+9)
COP26 in Glasgow and the adoption of the Glasgow Climate Pact refreshed momentum for climate action, though optimism was cautious. “The 1.5 target alive but on life support”, as expressed by 197 countries in November 2021.
Six months on, climate negotiators, experts and activists met in Bonn to prepare for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Much had changed in six months. Climate talks now appear against the backdrop of an energy and food crisis, continuing pandemic aftershocks, and increased geopolitical tensions. The climate crisis is manifesting in the real world, with unprecedented weather events and disasters around the world, with Africa bearing the brunt of climate change.
The Egypt Presidency is given a large responsibility. And to match, the agenda for COP27 is an ambitious one. A COP on the African continent is bound to place adaptation at the forefront, with the majority of the 46 Least Developed Countries being in Africa. And with that a moral imperative on ambitious mitigation action from large emitters. ‘Loss and Damage’, will be an issue of continued tension between developing and developed countries.
Co-organized by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Embassy of Egypt and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Republic of Korea, the session will focus on addressing expectations for COP27, in order to increase understanding of what’s at stake in Sharm el-Sheikh in November, how different stakeholders prepare to bring their solutions to the table, and how international organizations and experts are ready to provide their support for countries to accelerate national actions on climate change to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Discussions will revolve around the importance of a) securing global net zero emissions by 2050; b) deploying adaptation measures to protect the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change; c) mobilizing financial resources for developing countries; and d) stepping up efforts to engage with government representatives, business leaders, and civil society groups.
|Welcoming Remarks |
– Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director General, GGGI (Moderator)
|Introductory Speeches |
The Glasgow Legacy
– H.E. Colin Crooks, UK Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
|What’s at stake in Sharm el-Sheikh? |
– H.E. Khaled Abdelrahman Hassan Abdelrahman, Egyptian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
|Keynote speeches Korea towards Net Zero – What does success look like at COP27?|
– H.E. Hyoeun Jenny Kim, Republic of Korea Ambassador for Climate Change
| The need for ambitious climate action and adaptation, the LDC Perspective|
– Madam Madeleine Sarr Diouf, UNFCCC LDC Chair under the UNFCCC (virtual)
|Discussion Panel – Accelerating implementation amid global uncertainties |
Chair: Frank Rijsberman, Director General, GGGI
– Ms. Nagnouma Kone, GGGI Africa Region
– Ms. Inhee Chung, Vice President, Sustainability, Samsung Electronics Youth
– Ms. Bahvna Choudhury, Founder and Principal Coordinator, The Indegenous (virtual)
– Dr. Frank Rijsberman