With global attention zeroing in on COP27, policymakers and world leaders will meet in Egypt to take the next step in the fight against the climate crisis. The planet is on course to warm well beyond 1.5°C and climate hazards are increasing our exposure to climate risk. Violent and unpredictable weather events increasingly leave devastation among communities, particularly in vulnerable countries.
At the same time, the ripple effects of the conflict in Ukraine will have wide-ranging economic, social and geopolitical consequences for years to come. Whilst some finance is being made available, more is needed to properly address the damage caused by climate change and fund the transition to net zero worldwide. These challenges have become more acute as the world grapples with a growing energy crisis, the war in Ukraine and a troubling economic outlook.
Joined by US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, the following questions are considered:
Is ‘1.5 degrees’ still on track?
How can countries better collaborate to move to net zero faster?
How can we achieve progress on adaptation, climate finance, and loss and damage?
As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.