Earth Commission at COP27: Highlighting Climate Science in Negotiations to Inspire Action

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the UNFCCC will happen in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 – 18 November 2022.

The Earth Commission has a significant onsite and virtual presence throughout the conference. Our researchers will be participating in and holding events and releasing key reports and research for supporting negotiations.

Here’s where you will find Earth Commission at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh:

We will provide updates here, including a link to livestreams, as we get them.

The Nature Newsroom:

The Global Commons Alliance (GCA) is partnering with Nature4Climate and UN High Level Climate Champions to coordinate the Nature Zone pavilion at COP27 hosting live-streamed events, and Nature’s Newsroom – daily live broadcasts from the center of the action.

Earth Commission activities at COP27:

What: An interactive workshop: “Change is in our Nature”, with the Nature Zone collaborators. Focus on the necessary whole Earth approach and systems change.
When: 6 November 15:00-16:45 EET
Where: Global Commons Alliance/Nature Pavilion
Who: Among others: Johan Rockström, co-chair of the Earth Commission, High-Level Climate Champions Nigel Topping & Mahmoud Mohieldin, and Wendy Broadgate, Executive Director of the Earth Commission and Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub, Sweden

What: Talks followed by a panel discussion: “Climate information for decision-making”; Earth Commission contribution: Earth Commission Contribution: Tipping Points, safe and just Earth system boundaries to underpin science based targets.
9 November 9:00 – 10:30 EET
WMO Pavilion
Watch online: Livestreamed via YouTube.
Speakers include: Wendy Broadgate, Executive Director, Earth Commission and Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub, Sweden, and Mike Sparrow, Head of World Climate Research Division, WMO & the WCRP Secretariat

What: “Freshwater’s role in climate mitigation”: Launch event of the first-ever report that summarizes the role of water in climate mitigation.
9 November 16:00 – 17:00 EET
Water Pavilion
Watch online: Livestreamed via Cairo Water Week YouTube channel 
Speakers include: Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and co-chair of the Earth Commission

What: A side event: “What tools do we have to improve rapid adaptation and resilience of corals? A global approach with specific perspectives for the Pacific region”. Earth Commission contribution on tipping points.
10 November 15:00-15:55 EET
Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
Watch online: Register to watch via Zoom.
Speakers include: David Obura, Director of CORDIO East Africa and Earth Commissioner

What: An event: “Climate Repair”, on the theme how to repairing our world, to avoid runaway climate change. Earth Commission speakers contribute with better understanding of dangerous, interconnected tipping points and Earth system boundaries that are set to avoid crossing such tipping points, for example in ice sheets and coral reefs. With the UN Climate Champions team, Global Commons Alliance / Global Fund for Coral Reefs/ Green Africa Youth Organization, and more.
16 November 16:00-17:30 EET
 Nature Pavilion
Watch onlineLivestreamed via YouTube.
Speakers include: David Obura, Director of CORDIO East Africa and Earth Commissioner, and Johan Rockström, Earth Commission Co-Chair and Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research