Don’t Let Wreckage of COP 27 Distract from Climate Wins
We need the UN process to work. Fossil fuels still have to be phased down. But the smaller, faster wins are everywhere. It’s time to scale them up.
Nov 27, 2022 – The energy Mix – Mitchell Beer
Looking back over the wreckage of this year’s United Nations climate summit, it’s easy to miss the good news staring right back at us: We have more than enough to do over the next year, without counting on next year’s COP 28 conference to save us.
This year’s negotiating marathon, COP 27, delivered a stunning victory wrapped in a wider disaster. After 30 years of diplomacy, countries agreed on a process—a “facility”, in COP-speak—to fund the massive loss and damage facing the world’s poorest countries due to the impacts of climate change.
But that was all. Now technical experts have to sort out the details of the loss and damage deal…
The COP 27 – News You Need – updated daily
November 6, 2022 -the Energy Mix
United Nations climate negotiations (COP 27) are taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 7-18, 2022. With the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning that the world is on course to blow through the 1.5°C limit on global warming, COP 27 is one of the last chances for the global community to avert catastrophe.
Count on the Energy Mix team to follow deliberations in Egypt from the opening session to the final gavel. As accredited media, we can deliver first-hand accounts of major announcements and reactions, key advances and difficult sticking points, as well as Canadian voices and viewpoints from inside the official venue. Follow The Mix for news updates that bring you the COP 27 news you need!
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‘The Clock is Ticking’ as COP 27 Gets Under Way in Egypt
November 7, 2022 – The Energy Mix
The COP 27 climate summit got under way this morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with a dire warning from United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, calling for faster action and greater ambition on the “defining issue of our age.”
“The clock is ticking,” Guterres told participants. “We are in the fight of our lives. And we are losing. Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Global temperatures keep rising. And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible.”
He added: “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.”