Tune in for the Centre's COP27 programming in Egypt

November 08, 2022

The Centre’s Cities and Climate and International Climate Engagement Network teams will be participating in the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt this month. The annual international meeting brings together the 197 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Following the work from COP26 in Glasgow, UK, the Egyptian presidency has structured COP27 with a focus on implementation, aiming at mobilizing collective efforts for ambitious emission reductions from different sectors, enhanced transformative adaptation agenda on the ground, enabling flows of appropriate finance and delivering on the ground on time and at scale.

The Cities and Climate Team will be participating in these events:

  • The Canada Briefings: feature interviews with speakers to cover themes being discussed during the conference.

    November 11th - ft. Catherine Abreu, Destination Zero and Skye Noh, SFU Sustainable Business
    9 am (Vancouver) | 12 pm (Ottawa) | 7 pm (Sharm el-Sheikh)

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        November 15th - ft. Dugan O'Neil, SFU Vice President, Research & International and Shea O'Neil, Covenant of Mayors,        
        Sub-Saharan Africa
        9 am (Vancouver) | 12 pm (Ottawa) | 7 pm (Sharm el-Sheikh)

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  • Being Local, Acting Global: a panel bringing together local government representatives from Canada and abroad to explore how the climate crisis manifests differently. 

The workshop will explore the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the diverse perspectives of various local governments around the world. The panel will feature local government experts from Canada, France, South America and an Island nation to explore how the climate crisis has manifested in each region. This conversation will highlight the lessons learned, the innovations being developed, the limitations to progress, and the opportunities to build collaboration. Topics discussed will include multilevel governance, funding mechanisms, infrastructure, policy shifts and economic transition, and land-use. We will also discuss how citizen engagement within communities can support climate plan implementation and buy-in.

November 14, 2022
5 - 6:30 am (Vancouver) | 8 - 9:30 am (Ottawa) | 3 - 4:30 pm (Sharm el-Sheikh)
COP27 Blue Zone and virtually

The International Climate Engagement Network will be participating in this events:

  • Social Innovation for Just Transition: Protecting the Vulnerable and Advancing Climate Justice
Meeting the climate crisis sustainably involves addressing climate justice and just transition. Adaptation and mitigation actions must be fair and equitable—mindful of widening socio-economic gaps and protecting the most vulnerable communities at greatest risk. At the same time, this is also an opportunity to create social innovation for a just transition and climate resilience, with climate justice as the compass pointing towards ways of creating greater solidarity and equality across society. Panelists and event participants will share their experience, successes and struggles in the field, and explore ways to develop further collaboration and impact.
November 17, 2022
6 pm - 8 pm (Sharm el-Sheikh)
Israel Pavilion, Blue Zone