SEE Resources – COP27 and COP26

What is COP?

In November 2022, Egypt hosted the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. A breakthrough agreement was signed on a loss and damage fund for vulnerable countries. You can also find a report on outcomes here.


COP, or conference of parties, is a global meeting, aiming to get agreement from countries worldwide to cut emissions to keep a 1.5 degree increase in global warming within reach, along with goals to mobilise finance, assist developing countries and work together.

The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

A new global agreement – the Glasgow Climate Pact – was reached at the COP26 summit. It aims to reduce the worst impacts of climate change – but some leaders and campaigners say it does not go far enough. Read this BBC news report from after the event.

For fuller details you can read the key outcomes as documents by the UN Commission on Climate Change. And the Outcomes of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference advance unedited versions are available here. The full reports will be published in due course.

Read about Race to Zero and Race to Resilience to get the global context of what we need to do:

  • Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery.
  • Race to Resilience is the UN-backed global campaign to catalyse a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them.
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