What is COP27?

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

COP is the primary decision-making forum of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and once a year, brings together participating governments who have signed the UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, or the Paris Agreement. to discuss and coordinate on how to address climate change and its impacts. The COP location changes from year to year.

Since COP1 in Berlin in 1995, a diverse group of global leaders, ministers, negotiators, entrepreneurs, businesses, and international organizations have been in attendance each year.

This year’s COP theme, Together for Implementation, has been highlighted by host country – Egypt – as an opportunity for Africa to demonstrate its leadership on climate action by showcasing its contributions to the global movement to tackle climate change; its role in facilitating and mobilizing action at scale; and its vision for a just and sustainable future to its people and to the wider global population. The hope is that COP27 will be the turning point for the world to come together and demonstrate the collective will to address climate challenge through concerted, collaborative and impactful action.

COP27 Events – Food Systems Pavilion

For the first time in COP history, there will be a Food Systems Pavilion at COP27, centering the urgent need to improve global food systems in the critical conversations and negotiations taking place in Egypt.

The Food Systems Pavilion will focus on actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain that have the potential to realize healthier, more resilient, and more equitable food systems.

From November 6 – 18, the Food Systems Pavilion will feature 12 days of in-person and virtual programming – so click the button below to register and stay up to date on the schedule, as the COP27 kick-off nears.