COP27 - News, Events & Podcasts

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3 November 2022

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27 will take place from 7–18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Know as the 'implementation' COP, the summit brings together more than 2000 speakers from around the world, with a focus on a collective path towards sustainability and climate action. 

For the crucial information you need to know before, during, and after COP27, you can take a look at the following resources, featuring expert commentary by researchers from across The Australian National University.

Media & Commentary


International Clean Technology Diffusion: Pathways and ProspectsSouthViews, 15 November, by Dr Wenting Cheng. 

Early gains for gender and climate change text, as negotiations heads into final weekPacific News Service, 15 November, featuring Dr George Carter. 

Rich countries like Australia shouldn’t balk at climate spending – it will soon pay for itselfThe Guardian, 11 November, by Professor Frank Jotzo. 

A timely call for Indigenous data sovereignty in environmental research and governanceCroakey Health Media, 9 November, co-authored by Bhiamie Williamson.

Australia pressured to back climate damage fundABC News, 9 November, featuring Dr Melanie Pill. 

Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Australia. What can we learn from the world's devastating floods? ABC News, 9 November, featuring Dr Melanie Pill.

COP27: On Country, health and Indigenous knowledgesCroakey Health Media, 7 November, co-authored by Dr Simon Quilty. 

Vietnam struggles to break one of world's biggest coal addictionsFrance 24, 7 November, featuring Dr Thang Do. 

The "most contentious issue" in climate negotiations is money, The Canberra Times, 6 November, featuring Dr Melanie Pill.

COP27: Dark clouds hang over Egypt ahead of climate change summitABC News, 6 November, featuring Professor Mark Howden and Professor Frank Jotzo. 

Australia not off climate hook - yetThe Canberra Times, 5 November, featuring Professor Frank Jotzo.

China says U.S. must 'take responsibility' for breakdown in climate tiesReuters, 5 November, featuring Professor Frank Jotzo.

Rich nations pledged to help poor ones fix the climate ‘mess’. At COP27 in Egypt, will they be called on to pay up?The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 November, featuring Professor Mark Howden.

COP27 starts next week, here’s what it’s about, Cosmos Magazine, 4 November, featuring Professor Mark Howden.

Bleak climate future spurs young Australians to innovate, adapt ahead of COP27The Canberra Times, 3 November, featuring Professor Mark Howden. 

Climate change minister Chris Bowen vows crackdown on Australia's biggest emitters before COP27The Canberra Times, 3 November, featuring Dr Melanie Pill.

The world is failing to meet its climate targets. Here is cause for hopeThe Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October, featuring Professor Frank Jotzo.



Post COP27 - What happened, and where to from here?

Thursday 24 November, 5.30-7pm AEDT

The Australian National Univeristy and Online

ANU experts and emerging First Nations and Pacific Island leaders, discuss key takeaways from COP27, particularly as they relate to Australia and the region.



Who Pays the Bill for the Climate Crisis? - Think Sustaibility Episode 165

Loss, damages & hope before COP27 - Pacific Wayfinder Episode 23

The Pacific’s climate ahead of COP27 - Pacific Wayfinder Episode 22




Professors Mark Howden and Frank Jotzo from the ANU Institute of Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and Professor Jackie Peel from Melbourne Climate Futures, provide their insights into what are likely to be the key themes of COP27, in this Background Briefing Session with the Australian Science Media Centre.