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Cambridge at COP: Focus on action and speeding up implementation

2 December 2022

As COP27 wound down in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Cambridge kept its focus on action to reach emission goals set in Paris and Glasgow. Throughout the conference, Cambridge Zero, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a host of researchers from across the University of Cambridge played their part in trying to move the agenda. Take a look at Cambridge at COP27.

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COP27 - One week post-COP: Hopes and Failures

25 November 2022

While this year’s conference did not set a new record, it was definitely one of the lengthiest COPs in the UNFCCC’s history – both literally and figuratively speaking. Almost one week since the close of COP27 last Sunday, Freddie looks back at what gave the most hope and where this COP fell short.

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COP27 Day 10 Round-up: A Non-Paper Release and Press Conferences on L&D

17 November 2022

It’s Thursday of Week 2 here at COP27, which means it’s crunch time for everyone - not only for parties, but also for civil society actors whose voices are getting louder and louder as more and more draft cover decision text emerges. Many went to the press conference rooms today to, once again, make publicly clear why we need an L&D funding mechanism here and now.

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COP27 Day 9 Round-up: Urgency in Negotiation Rooms and the Santiago Network

16 November 2022

Today the high-level segment statements concluded amidst an atmosphere of rising tensions and urgency in the negotiation rooms. The focus remains on those many countries who cannot wait any longer, living with ever-present dangers from climate change. Some progress is being made, as parties reached an agreement on the institutional arrangements to operationalise the Santiago Network.

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COP27 Week 1 Round-up: A Passionate Community and the Role of Young People

12 November 2022

Today Freddie provides a look back at the first week of COP27, with some of the ups and downs the week has brought. COP has been described as an enabling space - for engaged and passionate people across professions and backgrounds to connect and talk. But it also needs to deliver on the speed and urgency of solutions and action needed, so we will see how week 2 pulls these commitments together.

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Why COP27 Matters

7 November 2022

Professor Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, explains what she believes COP27 needs to achieve in this article and video.