UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) in Egypt

197 nations, representatives of civil society and other institutions came together at the World Climate Summit, which took place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, and discussed and negotiated the current status of the Paris Agreement and the Framework Convention on Climate Change. It was the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). 

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) was again present at the 2022 conference with a variety of topics and formats. 

Face painted with blue world map

Climate change has long become reality. Its ecological and social consequences are apparent in all regions of the world: Severe weather extremes such as heat or flooding are occurring more frequently, causing an increase in social injustice. Among others, it is countries in the global South, which have done little to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting climate change, that suffer particularly severely from the impacts. 

The pandemic and the war against Ukraine are intensifying climate change

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and energy policy, and the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, are intensifying the negative effects of climate change, consequently amplifying poverty and hunger in the world. Particularly Russia's war is currently monopolising global political debate - and also influenced the agenda of the World Climate Conference in Egypt. 

The goal of the COP27 was therefore that the global community must work together within the multilateral system and abide by the 1.5 degree Celsius target. For this purpose, it must promote immediate emission reductions in all sectors and accelerate the global turnaround in energy policy before the end of this decade. 

At the same time, Germany, the European Union, and other industrialised nations must honour their responsibility and increase their support for the achievement of the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement in developing and emerging countries. Apart from the reduction of emissions and the 1.5 degree Celsius target, this also includes adaptation to the impacts of climate change and coping with loss and damage, as well as financing the implementation of these objectives.

The following main topics were therefore on the agenda of COP27: 

  • Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adoption of an ambitious work programme with this goal of reducing global emissions by half by 2030. 
  • Adaptation to the impacts of climate change, in particular making progress in the negotiations on the global adaptation goal and support in building up adaptation and resilience. 
  • Damage and loss – Progress in the support of countries in coping with damage and loss, including the operationalisation of the Santiago Network and the financing of damage and loss caused by climate change in developing countries. 
  • Climate finance: For international climate finance (Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement), the primary aim is to push on the achievement of the 100 billion dollar target set for the period 2020 to 2025. In addition, a new climate finance target for the period after 2025 is to be discussed at the COP27. 

Conclusion of COP27

Joint press release by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection on the conclusion of COP27.

Press release


German Pavilion

Ambition in Solidarity is the central theme of the German Pavilion at COP27 this year.

German Climate Pavilion

The International Climate Initiative at the COP27

The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is an important instrument of the federal government for the international financing of climate protection and biodiversity conservation:

For example, IKI projects support solution approaches in developing and emerging countries to implement and ambitiously develop the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out in the Paris Agreement. Accordingly, the funding programme will also be present at COP27. 

During the conference in Egypt, the IKI exchanged information and experience with representatives of its partner countries, organised a networking evening for its international implementing organisations and presented current developments of the funding programme in a high-level event

In addition, numerous IKI projects offred side events or took part in events and presented their work.

As in past years, this year's World Climate Conference offered the projects a welcome opportunity to exchange in dialogue and to network - either on site in Sharm-el-Sheikh or in numerous virtual formats.

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IKI Side Events

This calendar provides an overview of events by and with IKI projects. There is no claim to completeness or correctness of the information.

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