COP27 UN Climate Change Conference 2022
What is COP27 and why is it important?
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. To meet the 1.5-degree goal we need global collaborations, innovative solutions, and brave leaders. In connection with COP27 we published a series of articles looking at challenges as well as solutions within themes such as finance and biodiversity and how they are linked to a decarbonized future.
Faced with a growing energy crisis, increasing extreme weather events, and record high greenhouse gas concentrations, this year’s UN Climate Change Conference discussed an array of areas – from urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change to delivering on the commitments to finance climate action, especially in developing countries.
Officially known as the Conference of the Parties, COP is the most significant global conference on climate change and the main decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The UNFCCC is an agreement made by 197 countries to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. Almost every country on Earth is a signatory of the UNFCCC treaty, which in itself is a remarkable achievement.
This year, on 6th – 18th of November Egypt hosted the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). Heads of state, negotiators, ministers, and mayors, along with climate activists, businesses, and representatives of civil society met to build on the outcomes of COP26, to seek renewed solidarity between countries, and to deliver on the Paris Agreement.
"I believe that the complexity of the climate transition requires industry leaders to use their knowledge and expertise to help accelerate progress towards net zero. During COP27 we, therefore, shared a series of articles based on the everyday theme."
Henrik Tegnér, AFRY EVP and Head of Strategy & Sustainability
COP27 has been seen as a major milestone in the global mission to tackle the challenges the world is facing. “At the COP27 climate conference in Egypt, we need commitments that will deliver a reduction of emissions by 45 percent by 2030 so we can reach net zero emissions by mid-century”, as stated by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
We all have a role and a responsibility to accelerate the transition to keep temperature levels below 1.5 degrees. We are committed to helping our clients in their journey toward a sustainable future.
Below, our experts share their thoughts on important topics in a series of articles;
- Find out how AFRY applies a science-based approach to climate action
- Read about Future investments and green finance
- Article about Power-to-X integration
- Read: Digital simulation accelerates the transition to a sustainable society
- Read: Young Danes want more green areas in the City
- Read: Future infrastructure should be for everyone
- Learn more about AFRY's renewable energy services
- Reading: Scaling agrivoltaics ease water stress and land use conflicts
- Welcome to AFRY: Inclusion and diversity
- Insight: Water scarcity rising tide risks process industries
- Reading: Biodiversity is a must for profitable business
- Learn more: Decade of action
- Insight: Why are metals and minerals important in our everyday life
Read our reflections on COP27 and the AFRY 1.5°C Roadmap.