COP27 is the next annual UN climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and the summit will be attended by the countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty that came into force in 1994.
The hosting of COP27 in the green city of Sharm El-Sheikh this year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year the conference will focus on four topics: mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration.
7th - 18th November
More than 2000 speakers, 35000 participants and 300 points of discussion are expected throughout the week. They will be joined by 90 heads of state.
There are five visions this year:
The targets are:
Source: COP27 website
COP27 is a hugely important event, as we are seeing an even greater urgency in tackling climate change. During COP27 there will be a range of information being provided online and in person on campus to raise awareness of the environmental challenges we all face. Keep an eye out on our What’s On pages, and our social media, for updates.
We have a dedicated team, in a broad range of roles, contributing to sustainable development across our campuses. We are committed to the promotion of sustainability to a variety of stakeholders, to conserve the local environment for our students, staff, the wider community and our resident wildlife.