Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

IISD on the Road to COP 27

With negotiators and climate watchers alike setting their sights on the upcoming UNFCCC COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the coming months will prove crucial in laying the groundwork for raising climate ambition and delivering on key negotiating items in November.

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].

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