SFU at COP 27

About COP 27

The COP 26 Presidency and the COP 27 Presidency were committed to ensuring a transparent and inclusive process in the lead-up to COP 27, which took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18, 2022. Throughout the year, the Presidencies engaged at ministerial, head of delegation and technical levels—as appropriate—on issues critical to the delivery of work in 2022 and the success of COP 27. Regular multilateral consultations at the level of heads of delegation provided an opportunity for Parties to engage informally on specific issues and make progress in preparation for Sharm el-Sheikh.

Canada as a nation participated in COP 27 to support successful and ambitious outcomes that align with the Paris Agreement, build adaptive capacity and deliver on climate finance commitments.

SFU at COP 27

SFU's delegation

SFU's COP 27 delegation marked the first time that the university sent a formal delegation to the conference. The puropse of this delegation was to share our work, connect with other global organizations, document the conference and how climate negotiations take place, share with the SFU community what we see and learn, connect SFU student climate leaders with the youth delegation, speak at sessions and showcase SFU's climate action leadership.

Our formal delegation includes:

  • Dugan O’Neil, Vice-President, Research and International
  • Candace Ratelle-Le Roy, Executive Director, SFU Sustainability 
  • Kayla Blok, Associate Director, SFU Sustainability  
  • Jude Crasta, Program Manager, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
  • Elodie Jacquet, Knowledge and Practice Manager, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
  • Skye Noh, BBA Sustainable Business, SFU 350 member
  • Paige Hunter, Resource and Enviromental Management, SFU 350 member, Research Assistant, ACT - Action on Climate Team

Fostering climate action in young people—the student experience at COP 27

Young people around the world are advocating for climate action on a scale never seen before. Hear from three SFU students as they reflect on their experiences at COP 27 and the power of youth climate action leaders.

Read the story on the SFU Staff & Faculty Dashboard

SFU climate action and sustainability leaders to attend COP 27

Simon Fraser University was delighted to be participating in the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt this November. The annual international meeting brings together the 197 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Read the story on the SFU Staff & Faculty Dashboard

Engage with us on social media

Connect with us over social media and check out highlights from our formal delegation during COP 27.

  • The central SFU Sustainability team on Twitter: @SFUSustain
  • Our delegates took over SFU's Instagram during COP 27 and shared thoughts, behind-the-scenes snippets and more. Follow the action.

SFU-hosted events during COP 27

The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue organized two events at COP 27 focused on cities and multi-level action. 

Cities and climate multilevel action lunch

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

COP 27 marks a moment of heightened interest in climate resilience at the city and community level. At the same time, citizens in many countries report low trust in societal leaders and many climate action frameworks still fall short of the scale and ambition necessary to catalyze transformative change, incorporate under-heard voices and sustain democratic legitimacy. This event, hosted by SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and the International Climate Engagement Network, provided an opportunity for cities and community groups to gather informally to network, identify emerging insights from COP 27 proceedings and discuss strategies for how we can collectively continue to advance climate and community resilience.

Being local, acting global multilevel climate action panel

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

This event featured a panel convened by the Centre. The workshop explored the frontlines of the global climate crisis from the diverse perspectives of various local governments around the world. The panel featured 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 highlighted the lessons learned, the innovations being developed, the limitations to progress, and the opportunities to build collaboration. Topics discussed included multilevel governance, funding mechanisms, infrastructure, policy shifts and economic transition, and land-use. We also discussed how citizen engagement within communities can support climate plan implementation and buy-in.

SFU-hosted events after COP 27

  • The central SFU Sustainability team collaborated with UBC's Sustainability Hub and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) to host a free post-COP 27 event for students on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Students were invited to hear about the experiences and insights of youth delegates, as well as network with staff, faculty and community members that attended the COP 27 proceedings.

Contact Information


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External resources

  • Official host country (Egypt) COP 27 website: 
  • UN Climate Change website:
  • The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change website:
  • Government of Canada's UN conference on climate action: COP 27 in Egypt: web page