The main theme of CoP27 was the implementation of the Paris Agreement: “Together for Implementation”. On the agenda were, Mitigation, Climate Finance, Adaptation, Loss and Damage, and Global Stocktake
At Sharm-El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (Conference of Parties) CoP 27 was convened from November 6th to November 20th 2022. Countries came together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective goals as agreed under Paris Agreement (CoP 21) and Convention. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established an international environmental treaty to combat "dangerous human interference with the climate system", in part by stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. This is now signed by 198 countries. The supreme decision making body is the Conference of Parties.
One of the outcomes of CoP26 was the finalization of the “Paris Rulebook”. As a result, the main theme of CoP27 was the implementation of the Paris Agreement: “Together for Implementation”.
On the agenda of Cop 27 were Mitigation, Climate Finance, Adaptation, Loss and Damage, and Global Stocktake.
There was an unwritten acceptance that Climate Change is here and we need to adapt and account for loss and damage. What is important to understand that while this is a Climate Change conference it impacts our only home and all our lives. The interconnectedness of it all – finance, decarbonization, water, youth and children, gender, food, civil society (non-state actors), adaptation and agriculture, energy, science was clearly represented through thematic days at Cop27.
What can we do as Indians?
The India Pavillion showed our renewed commitment to our goals declared in Cop 26.
Life: Lifestyle of Environment was the key message and how each individual can help my moving away from mindless consumption to mindful and deliberate utilization. Government policies on low carbon living, sectoral intervention from buildings, EV, to energy efficiency and Renewable Energy. Its time to transform the way we live and in LIFE we have a strong way of “Making Sustainable Personal” thereby driving market transformation. Indians know how to lead low carbon lives through spiritual practices, conscious food, clothing and climate responsive homes. Its time to introspect over the strong message that India delivered in a subtle manner at CoP 27.