The Conference of the Parties for COP27 involves a representation of states that are parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. The conference of the parties has been held annually since 1995 to boost the adequate execution of the convention and also adopt decisions and institutional arrangements.
At this year’s conference, various stakeholders: leaders, policymakers, and delegates, undertook institutional changes and deliberations. This article takes a cursory look into the 27th Conference of Parties that was held in Egypt earlier this month while accessing the deliberations and undertakings of every stakeholder.
What is the COP27 all About
The Conference of Parties is an annual conference that has been held every year since 1995 when it was held in Berlin, Germany. This year’s 27th edition was held in Sheikh, Egypt, from 6-18 November 2022. It gathered leaders and stakeholders from across different parts of the world and various industries to deliberate and foster ambitions or actions to achieve the plans stated in the Paris Agreement and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
There are several focal points of COP27. Among other things, it aimed to innovate clean energy and climate solutions, support those at the fore lines of climate change, ensure action, accountability, and implementation, and reduce carbon and methane emissions.
To this effect, several countries, with the likes of Saudi Arabia taking the wheel, have made promises and undertaken pledges to implement strategic actions and solutions to climate change. The conference saw panel discussions, roundtables, and different experts and stakeholders deliberating on global decarbonization and the steps that are necessary for innovative solutions toward a zero-carbon Earth.
What were the Roles of Global Leaders, Policy Makers, and Delegates at the COP27?
The COP27 presents a chance for all stakeholders to respond promptly to the climate crisis. In this wise, leaders, policy markets, delegates, ministers, and negotiators are crucial to reach an agreement as to how to collectively address the issue of climate change and proffer long-lasting solutions.
The importance of the solutions is visible now more than ever. According to Alok Sharma, President of COP26, the planet is changing for the worse, and this change can only be addressed or mitigated through the international system.
Fortunately, there were significant headways in this year’s COP27. Several countries renewed their commitment to mitigating climate change and a breakthrough agreement to provide ‘loss and damage’ funding for vulnerable countries that have been particularly affected by the changing climate.
In all, COP27 can be considered a success. Global leaders, policymakers, and delegates had increased interest in the progress of the Global Goals on Adaptation and so many more projects. It is applaudable to see this level of commitment to global climate change. One only has to hope that words will be backed up by actions in seeing these commitments through.