Lilia Caiado Couto, Research Fellow, Chatham House
Anna Aberg, Research Associate, Chatham House
Karim Elgendy, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
Thiago Kanashiro Uehara, Research Fellow, Chatham House
Chair: Bernice Lee, Hoffman Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability, Chatham House
The COP27 summit closes out another year marked by record-breaking floods, deadly heatwaves and other extreme weather events, on top of global energy and food shortages and a cost-of-living crisis. Remarkable geopolitical shifts including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have weakened commitments to climate goals and led many to worry that governments are backtracking on their climate pledges.
UN officials have urged countries to show up to COP27 with greater ambition but instead of new pledges, the focus is expected to be on whether countries are following through on commitments made at COP26.
This event will explore whether COP27 has met the challenge of truly moving the needle, whether we are getting back on track for staying within the 1.5°C temperature rise, or for loss and damage and climate justice. Our expert panel will discuss the summit’s overall success and impact on delivering in key areas: climate finance; mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage; nature and biodiversity; and the just transition.