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.