Unlocking Nature’s Potential to Combat Climate Change – The Case for Nature for Climate Action: Country Experiences, Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
This side event showcased the potential for stepping up implementation of NbS across multiple policy sectors and saw the launch of a new UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) report, and a new initiative to coordinate global efforts to advance NbS.
Blue Carbon Implementation Lab
This event showcased on-the-ground efforts to implement nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as the financial instruments and quality assurances required to scale up the potential of blue carbon.
Ocean for Climate: Implementing Ocean-based Climate Action to Build Coastal Adaptation and Resilience
With a specific focus on the African continent, speakers and panelists at this side event called for raised ambition, as Ocean and coastal solutions are scientifically proven and central to adaptation, resilience, and sustainable development, yet underfunded.
Energy Infrastructure, Governance, Regulatory Framework to Drive Transition and Resilience for Islands
This COP27 side event highlighted energy transition solutions tailored to insular environments, and featured exchanges of views and best practices from actors from across Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Climate and Clean Air Ministerial at COP 27
On the sidelines of COP 27, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) saw ministers and leaders renew and in some cases ramp up their commitments during the Climate and Clean Air Ministerial Roundtable
Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards
At the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP 27) on 14 November 2022, three representatives of the 2022 award-winning organizations accepted the honours in front of government, UN, and civil society members.
19th Meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP19)
Delegates adopted 46 proposals to increase or decrease controls on international trade in wildlife and wildlife products, bringing many species of sharks, lizards, turtles, fish, birds, frogs, and plants under the Convention’s control to ensure the sustainability of these species in the wild while allowing their international trade.
Delivering Climate-resilient Food Systems During Multiple Crises and Fragility
The war in Ukraine and the pandemic have shown that global supply chains are weak, and when they break, they do so at the expense of the poorest populations. This calls for strategies that address the connections between food systems, poverty, inequality, climate change, and other issues, attendees of a side event heard.
Our Food Is on the Table: Accelerating the Transition to Resilient Food Systems
This COP27 event highlighted the need for food to “be on the table,” on the agenda, at COP 27 and beyond.