Bringing Inclusive Climate Action to COP27

News | October 31, 2022

CBM Global and our partners will bring Inclusive Climate Action conversations to COP27, which will be held in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022.

COP27, which stands for “Conference of the Parties”, is the 27th annual United Nations meeting on climate. In this summit, governments convene to agree on steps to limit global temperature rises and prevent the climate crisis from causing even greater damage to the world’s most marginalised people.

COP27 will focus on three main areas:

  • Mitigation – Reducing emissions
  • Adaptation – Helping countries to prepare and deal with climate change
  • Climate Finance – Securing technical support and funding for developing countries for these activities

Why are CBM Global and our partners at COP27?

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2022) highlights that approximately 3.3 to 3.6 billion people live in contexts that are highly vulnerable to climate change. Persons with disabilities are the largest global minority, numbering 1 billion, yet there is currently no reliable data on how many persons with disabilities are living at the front line of the climate crisis, but indications point to a significant number of persons with disabilities impacted by climate change.

CBM Global and our partners aim to influence the negotiations and will be joining the wider civil society discussion to promote and offer practical suggestions for how climate adaptation, loss and damage and resilience can be more inclusive.

What will be our focus at COP27?

  • We will bring evidence. On 10 November, we will launch our latest research “Missing in Climate Action: Stories of persons with disabilities from the Global South”. At the same time, we will co-lead a side event “From Exclusion to Leadership: People with Disabilities Develop an Agenda for Inclusive Climate Action”. More details are available on our webpage.
  • We will partner with global and regional organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and people with disabilities from the global south. We hope to raise awareness and influence key decision makers at COP27 on the importance of disability inclusive climate action.
  • We will support the advocacy agenda of climate and human rights networks that we are members of. These include the Climate Action Network (CAN) International and the Climate Change and Human Rights Working Group of the Centre for International Environmental Law.

A small delegation from our federation will be in attendance throughout the event. Tushar Wali, Senior Advisor Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) of CBM Global, Julian Eaton, Mental Health Director of CBM Global, Kirsty Smith, CEO of CBM UK, and Mark Barrell, Head of Advocacy of CBM UK will take part in COP27.

Join our conversations on #InclusiveClimateAction! Please follow our official accounts and colleagues for updates before and during COP27:

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