The Paris Climate Agreement is an internationally agreed framework to combat climate change. The international community gathered at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) in November 2022 to further advance the implementation of the Agreement.
One main topic will be how to increase countries' efforts. The climate protection contributions which countries have pledged so far are too weak to achieve the Paris Agreement objective of stabilising global temperature increase well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferrably at 1.5 degrees Celsius. The conference in Sharm El Sheikh is supposed to adopt a working programme on enhancing ambition and implementation. In addition, the conference will focus on enhancing financial support for developing countries, in particular for adaptation to the impacts of climate change and dealing with climate-related loss and damage.
The conference will also continue the Global Stocktake on the international communities' efforts on combating climate change, which will conclude at COP28 in 2023. The Wuppertal Institute has been observing the UN climate process from the beginning and will publishan assessment soon after the conference. At each conference, the Institute presents its research at numerous side events and discuss effective ways of implementing the Paris Agreement.
The Wuppertal Institute publishes an analytical report after each COP. The reports published since 2001 can be downloaded below. Further publications by the Wuppertal Institute on current international climate policy issues can be found on the global climate governance page.
The increase in weather extremes and the associated damage show us very clearly that it is high time to implement the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The necessary technologies are at our disposal and are more cost-effective than ever, as the example of the solar cells example demonstrates.
Here you find publications on UN Climate Change Conferences.