GLOBE COP27 Legislators Summit
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the hybrid GLOBE COP27 Legislators Summit (7 - 9 November 2022) at the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
The GLOBE COP27 Legislators Summit will take place from 7-9 November in Cairo, Egypt, coinciding with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP27 hosted by the Egyptian Government in Sharm El-Sheikh (7-18 November 2022).
The hybrid GLOBE Summit will use the latest digital conferencing technology to offer a highly interactive web platform enabling engagement, information exchange and networking amongst parliamentary and other delegates joining from across the world (and in-person on 7-8 November) in Cairo.
2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit (1992) which produced three landmark agreements on climate change, desertification and biodiversity. The resulting UN Framework Conventions on Climate Change (CCC COP27), Biodiversity (CBD COP15) and Desertification (CCD COP15) all have significant COPs (Conference of Parties) taking place this year. While the Climate Convention's Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact have captured global attention, the Biodiversity Convention’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Desertification Convention’s land restoration agenda are less known, but equally vital to prevent further unravelling of planetary boundaries. As the world struggles with the interlocking climate and nature crises, global pandemics, geopolitical conflict and resulting impacts on food, energy and water security – all of which have taken their toll on development and economic stability - it is essential to improve alignment among the three Rio global sustainability frameworks and integrate a risk-informed approach to policy making, as required under the more recent Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015) championed by the UN agency for disaster risk reduction (UNDRR).
As climate-related disasters increase in frequency and intensity worldwide, and issues of loss and damage, risk and resilience move up the COP27 agenda, the Summit provides an opportunity for legislators to hear from experts and each other on how improved awareness, alignment, resourcing and implementation of the Rio conventions can not only help advance COP27, but ultimately help deliver Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. The Summit builds on GLOBE’s ‘Coherence & Convergence’ approach to these global agreements, adopted in 2015, and showcases work underway in parliaments around the world, in partnership with the UNFCCC, UNCBD, UNCCC, UNDRR, UNEP and GEF.