COP27 has started on 6th November 2022November 2022

COP27 is taking place in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt between 6th and 18th November 2022.

Alok Sharma, COP26 President and UK Representative delivered the ceremonial opening speech at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik on 6th November 2022.

Alok Sharma at the COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt. Pic: AP

Recalling positive outcomes from the COP26 in Glasgow, where the objective of keeping 1.5 degree target alive has been achieved, he reminded that cooperation on climate and nature is in our collective self-interest, despite, often profound, differences.

Dramatic events of 2022 have provided a set back and even though countries and companies are making tangible progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recent reports suggest that we are now heading to 1.7 degrees warming by the end of the century.

We have witnessed several warning signs and wake-up call events again in 2022, therefore COP27 must be about Action.

The full text of Alok Sharma speech is here: