IISD on the Road to COP 27
The 2022 UN Climate Change Conference
Negotiators set the stage in Bonn for the upcoming COP in Sharm el-Sheikh
Climate negotiators came together in Bonn, Germany, for the 56th meetings of the two subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA).
Running from June 6 to 16, this Bonn Climate Change Conference was an early litmus test of the level of ambition that climate negotiators may be willing to show when they reconvene this November for the UNFCCC's 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) in the Egyptian port city of Sharm el-Sheikh. All eyes were on the talks to see what progress might be announced on the Global Goal on Adaptation, the ongoing work of the first Global Stocktake, how governments are delivering on the COP 26 commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, and much more.
IISD is actively involved in the Bonn and COP processes, both through our Earth Negotiations Bulletin reporting and through our programmatic work on topics ranging from climate adaptation and resilience to energy policy reform.
Our National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, whose secretariat is hosted by IISD, is also engaging closely in these conversations. IISD also serves as the first permanent host of the secretariat of the Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance set up at COP 26, a new initiative bringing together national and subnational governments committed to halting all new oil and gas developments, setting the tone for new leadership in the field.
We will be updating this page regularly throughout the lead-up to the Sharm el-Sheikh COP and during the event itself. If you have any questions, please let us know: [email protected].
Follow the action with Earth Negotiations Bulletin
For over 30 years, Earth Negotiations Bulletin has provided authoritative, in-depth reporting on United Nations negotiations involving the environment and development. Our reporters covered each day of the Bonn mid-year climate talks, explaining what took place and what it means for COP 27.Read More
Our Insights on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
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Seeking Common Ground for Climate, Biodiversity, and People: How to get the debate on nature-based solutions right
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Need to Know: What to watch for in 2022
As the Bonn Climate Conference kicks off and the climate community prepares for COP 27 in Egypt, what are the key issues to watch and why?
Our Climate Action Priorities
NAP Global Network
Supporting developing countries to accelerate climate change adaptation efforts around the world.
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Tracker
Explore through this IISD-OECD database how much support governments are giving to fossil fuels.
Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance
A new alliance is working towards a managed phase-out of oil and gas production and encouraging other governments to do the same.
Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative
A new initiative seeks to enable nature-based climate action that protects both livelihoods and biodiversity in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
Supporting Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes
Countries are increasingly using their NAP processes to realize gender-responsive climate action and act on the Gender Action Plan (GAP) under the UNFCCC.
The Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre
The leading global hub for nature-based infrastructure (NBI). Together, we can help build a better, fairer, and more sustainable future through NBI projects.
Our COP 27 Experts
Jennifer Allan (PhD)
Writer/Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Writer, Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Lead, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Director, Resilience
Knowledge Manager, NAP Global Network
Co-Lead, Sustainable Energy Supplies
Policy Analyst II
Senior Director, Energy
Essential Viewing: Bonn Side Events
Side events are an integral component of any SB, and this year is no exception. Make sure you mark your calendar for the sessions below.
Adaptation Communications: Catalyzing the shift from planning to implementation
On Wednesday June 15 at 11:30 local time (CEST), join this event on the role that Adaptation Communications can play in raising the profile and visibility of adaptation, documenting lessons learned, informing the Global Stocktake, and highlighting gaps and needs in order to accelerate adaptation planning and implementation.