If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news lately, you might have spotted that this year’s COP27 is well underway. Being kinder to the planet is a big focus for us here at Natusan, so of course we’ve got our paw on the pulse when it comes to climate-based headlines.
With so many other big stories around at the moment, it could be easy for the climate crisis to take a backseat, but we’re hoping COP27 will bring it back to centre stage. This week we’re taking a look at what it’s all about, what this year’s conference aims to achieve, and what our partners at Ecologi are doing to help.
What is COP27?
COP27 is the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC—so you can see why they’ve adopted COP27 as their everyday title. In the words of the United Nations Foundation, “COP27 is an opportunity for world leaders to show solidarity — and take concerted action — when we need it most.”
This year’s COP kicked off on November 6th and continues until November 18th, and it’s being hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh, making it the fifth COP to be held in Africa.
Last year’s conference, COP26, took place in Glasgow, and this year’s event offers an opportunity for world leaders to meet, build, and hopefully act upon what was discussed and pledged last year.
What are the aims of COP27?
With the UN announcing just last week that they can see “no credible pathway to 1.5c in place”, this year’s conference is coming at a really important time. The COP27 website lays out the event’s goals and vision into four key categories:
COP27 also features days focused on specific themes and topics, including Biodiversity, Adaptation and Agriculture and Decarbonization, all issues at the heart of many of Ecologi’s climate-positive projects that we support here at Natusan.
As this year’s COP presidents, Egypt’s focus is on turning the initiatives and plans discussed in Glasgow into real action. As the UN’s report last week made clear, a lack of real action means we will fail to limit warming to 1.5 degrees at our current rate. In the words of the COP27 presidents: “If we are to meet our pledges and commitments words must be turned into action.”
Ecologi x COP27
As our partners in sustainability, Ecologi is already working on projects in many of the areas that COP27 will focus on, such as Decarbonization, Biodiversity, and Adaptation and Agriculture—as well as Solutions. The work Ecologi does, supported by our Natusan customers, is already a small step towards tackling a much larger problem.
You can discover more about Ecologi’s projects in some of our recent blogs, whether it’s planting trees in Kenya and Tanzania or helping to restore Andean rainforests. And you can even read our article from last year about how Ecologi offset air travel for world leaders at COP26.
We’ll be following events at COP27 closely and bringing you a round-up of all the events, and what they might mean for the planet, in the next few weeks.
08/11/2022 by NatuTeam