World falling short of Paris Agreement goals
November 6, 2022 - November 18, 2022 - A new UN report into greenhouse gas emissions finds the international community is falling far short of the Paris Agreement goals, with no credible pathway to limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
COP27 is the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference – this year being held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to November 18.
The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992.
It is used by governments to agree action to limit global temperature rises associated with climate change.
The selection of Egypt as a host country attracted controversy ahead of the summit due to the country's human rights record.
It will take place under the presidency of Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, with more than 90 heads of state and representatives of 190 countries expected to attend.