Demonstrating Hope: Notes from COP27

It’s hard to say if the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, was good or bad. It’s a question of perspective and orientation. What was COP27, which recently concluded in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt? COP27 was an implementation COP, meaning that it followed up on the commitments made at COP26 in Glasgow and most importantly the commitments made at COP21 in Paris in 2015. The Paris commitment to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is critical to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis.  The difference between 1.5 degrees and 1.6 degrees of warming—let alone 1.5 degrees

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