COP 27: Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh

From 6 to 18 November 2022, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The COP27 puts a focus on the support of the countries of the global South by the richer industrialised countries, which are responsible for most of the greenhouse gas emissions. The poorer countries are demanding financial compensation for the massive losses and damage already caused by the climate crisis.

Meeting the Paris 1.5 degree limit requires a rapid phase-out of coal, oil and gas, not empty "net zero" promises that rely on risky technologies or compensation mechanisms.

COP27 comes against the backdrop of the human rights crisis and the repression of civil society in Egypt.

Climate justice and human rights

No false solutions to the climate crisis

With the advancing climate crisis, many are promising climate neutrality or net zero emissions in the next 20 to 40 years. Negative emissions are seen as inevitable and geoengineering technologies are also brought into play as possible solutions.

However, these technologies do not exist on a large scale and it is also completely proven that they will ever work. At the same time, their use poses massive global risks to ecosystems, biodiversity and people. Hoping for negative emissions prolongs the use of fossil fuels, creates new injustices and postpones the urgently needed drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Addressing the climate crisis with real solutions

Climate Finance

The Loss and Damage Finance Facility: Why and How

Discussion Paper
The objective of this discussion paper is to contribute to achieving the establishment and operationalization of an Loss and Damage Finance Facility (LDFF) that delivers on the needs of developing countries at speed and scale by explaining the why and how. The paper explains why the LDFF is necessary before turning to an analysis of the governing arrangements and core operational functions for the LDFF.

The German contribution to international climate finance

To the German Climate Finance website

Regional perspectives


Cover: Green hydrogen – hype or beacon of hope?

Green hydrogen – hype or beacon of hope?

In the coming years, the global energy system will have to undergo a profound structural change in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. (Green) hydrogen will play an important role in this. This publication provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the topic. It informs about trends in the production and use of hydrogen and the potential challenges.

COP-Dossiers of recent years