COP27 Calendar

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07 November 2022

Official opening of the conference and World Leaders Summit
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08 November 2022

Second day of World Leaders Summit
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09 November 2022

Climate Finance Day
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10 November 2022

Youth & Future Generations Day
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11 November 2022

Decarbonisation Day
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12 November 2022

Adaptation and Agriculture Day
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14 November 2022

Gender & Water Day
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15 November 2022

ACE & Civil Society
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16 November 2022

Biodiversity Day
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17 November 2022

Solutions Day
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Our COP27 Demands

The climate crisis continue to threaten our human and natural systems, devastating floods, drought, water scarcity, among many other climate affects, proves the reality of climate science shown by the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. The experiences of people at the frontline of climate crisis are very dire. As COP27 approaches, we urge world leaders and policy makers to take strong decisions to address climate crisis as a matter or urgency. COP27 must achieve climate finance regime that is just, transparent, binding, rule based and capable of fulfilling the Paris Agreement tasks. We urge world leaders to make COP27 a 'climate impacts COP’ to catalyse adaptation action especially for the African continent.

Climate Finance

  • Parties must provide new and additional short and long-term finance, based on the needs of the peoples of the Global South, balanced between mitigation and adaptation (with an immediate step of fixing the broken commitment of delivering the $100b goal in public finance).
  • Parties must settle on the definition of Climate finance at COP27 as provided in Article 9 of the Paris Agreement without further procrastination.
  • We emphasise the pivotal and leadership role that African governments should play in consolidating African voices and experiences on loss and damage and strong demand for predictable and verifiable new and additional climate finance support.

Adaptation Finance

Adaptation finance should make up at least half of all financing streams to developing countries. It should include quantified sub-goals and be regularly updated (preferably every five years as corresponding to the Global Stocktake), and build on the lessons learnt from the previous (2020-2025) target period:

  • A sub-goal on climate adaptation finance should be quantified and science-based, informed by needs of developing countries and climate vulnerable people and regions.
  • A considerable share should be covered by public and grant-based funds and should aim towards net provision that is that are new and additional to countries’ commitments to achieve 0.7% GNI as Official Development Aid (ODA), or increasing on a trajectory which does not subtract from ODA provision.
  • If private finance were to be included in the goal for adaptation action, measures should be put in place to ensure developing country debt sustainability and avoidance of increased privatisation or commercialisation of social sectors like health, education, and water, which risks undermining access to universal high quality public services.
  • The climate adaptation finance goal(s) should be accompanied by a clear and detailed (minimum 5-year) delivery plan laying out how funding is to be mobilised, when and where (fair shares). This plan should be monitored and provide predictability and coordination of adaptation finance. Representatives of LDC and SIDS, especially climate vulnerable and impacted communities, women, youth, indigenous peoples, and civil society should play a key role in the development of this plan.
  • As part of the NCQG, targets for adaptation finance reaching local levels should be set, and distinct resources should be secured for removing barriers for accessing climate finance. Principles for locally led adaptation should be formally endorsed and additional modalities that support the most at risk and climate vulnerable people should be established.
  • Transparency and reporting rules for climate adaptation finance should be elaborated and streamlined, allowing comparability of different efforts. Impact reporting should be made part of it. Rules must ensure full transparency and accountability of implementing agencies towards their portfolios, the impacts of which should be independently assessed and demonstrable. Recent analysis shows that adaptation finance is significantly over-reported by many contributors, amounting to only 59% of what donors reported.
  • All funding streams, in accordance with Paris agreement article 2.1.c, should be made consistent with, and supportive of, climate adaptation plans in developing countries

Global Goal on Adaptation

  • Systematic inclusion of all stakeholders must be the starting point to define Global Goal on Adaptation.
  • GGA should enhance knowledge and capacities on adaptation action on different scales and build on local knowledge systems and locally led adaptation planning.
  • Parties at COP27 must ensure that the principles of climate justice, the aim to reduce inequalities and enhance realisation of human rights guide the elaboration of the GGA.
  • COP27 needs to establish a permanent agenda item on GGA as part of the CMA and SBs by COP28 when the Glasgow Sharm el-Sheik work programme mandate finishes.

Loss and Damage

  • We demand urgent intervention and frank negotiations on loss and damage, given the evidence already provided by the AR6 report of the IPCC, majorly on the African Continent.
  • We demand that parties put a clear distinction between loss and damage and disaster risk reduction as provided in the evidence of AR6.
  • We demand urgent operationalization of the Santiago Network on Los and Damage (SNLD)
  • COP27 must compel a great commitment from parties in following the direction already set by the Scottish government at COP26 in financing loss and damage.
  • We demand the establishment of a special finance facility for loss and damage response in line with article 8 of the Paris Agreement. These finances for loss and damage should be predictable in quantity and quality and should be separate from the Adaptation Fund, the GCF.
  • We call on all parties to be alive to the differentiated impacts of losses and damages to men, women, youth and the disabled and act urgently according to the established evidences
  • We call upon parties to consider the role and capacity of the Civil Society Organisations in loss and damage response and fast track mechanisms for easing access to climate finance to CSOs.
  • We call upon parties and the UNFCCC to support national and regional research and academic institutions to deepen research on loss and damage in order to fast-track generation of evidence to foster rapid action on loss and damage.

Agriculture

  • African food security and the climate resilience of global food systems should be high on the COP27 agenda.
  • By directing more climate adaptation finance towards locally-led, climate-resilient, and sustainable agriculture and agro-ecology, food systems can be transformed to become more shock-resistant, adaptive, supportive of locally driven development including improvement of livelihoods and employment.



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