Latin American voices at COP27: The road ahead

Latin America faces two major challenges. First, despite having achieved considerable success in reducing extreme poverty over the past decades, Brazil has recently returned to the hunger map and Latin America is the most unequal region in the world. Safeguarding this process and ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth is central and a priority for all 

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Adaptation and resilience at COP27: Priorities for implementation

The Egyptian COP27 President ensured attendees would not forget: This was the Implementation COP. Each morning, as conference-goers shuffled through security stalls at the entrance of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Center venue, they were greeted with “Time for Implementation” scrolled across the UN-blue walls. Over five years into the Paris Agreement, could the 

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At last, COP27 spotlights food systems

COP27 has made it clear: this year, countries should be standing “Together For Implementation”. To this end, global leaders have come together in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) over the past two weeks to discuss the climate actions necessary to collectively meet Paris Agreement targets. And, for the first time at a UN Climate Change Conference, 

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In a historic move, nature takes center stage at COP27

“The outcome of COP27 will be crucial, not just in terms of tackling the climate crisis, but also to safeguard the future for nature”, said Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD). COP27 is critical for nature as it precedes the delivery of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) 

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Multilevel Stakeholder Climate Actions in East Asia: Four Countries’ Practical Examples and Experience to Enhance Cities Engagement in Multilevel Climate Actions

On Tuesday 8, 10:30 a.m., four leaders from East Asian countries, Korea, Mongolia, China, and Japan shared their experience on local climate actions and multi-level cooperation at COP27 LGMA Multilevel Action Pavilion. Mr. Dong Hwan Lee, Mayor of Goyang, Korea, spoke about its climate policies and the importance of citizens’ engagement. Goyang adopted low-carbon projects 

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Multilevel partnership is the key to accelerate the construction of more resilient and equitable territories in South America

To circumvent the challenges involved in accelerating the construction of more resilient, inclusive, equitable and just territories in South America, the solution may lie in strengthening partnerships between all levels of government and sectors. This vision was shared by political leaders, experts, activists, civil society representatives, and private companies from South America in events during 

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LGMA at COP27: Rounding up the first week

This piece was written by Yunus Arikan and edited by Sajili Oberoi from ICLEI World Secretariat. Here’s a quick recap of the first week of COP27 (i.e. SB57) that concluded on November 12 on Saturday in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. The first week round up provides insight for all cities, regions and relevant stakeholders 

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A Cities and Regions Guide to COP27

Everything your city or region needs to know about this year’s global climate event and driving multilevel climate action during and beyond the conference. Want to be a part of the action in Sharm El Sheikh? The Multilevel Action Pavilion is in-person and online! Register today, view the full agenda, and subscribe to the daily 

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Resilience and adaptation at COP27: What we’re expecting (and hoping for)

This blog was written by Dr. Nazmul Huq, Head of Resilient Development, and Matteo Bizzotto, Global Communication Officer at ICLEI World Secretariat When the representatives from the nearly 200 governments and thousands of other actors will gather in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt next month for the UNFCCC COP27, the stakes will be quite high. Expectations 

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