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LUCSUS engagement during COP27
Cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se (Cecilia von Arnold)
- published 8 November 2022
Read about our research, engagement and researchers at COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh. It is held between 6-18 November.
Reports launched at COP27
The land Gap report
Countries’ climate pledges are dangerously over reliant on inequitable and unsustainable land-based measures to capture and store carbon. This is stated in a new study, co-written by LUCSUS researcher Wim Carton.
The 10 New Insights in Climate Science report is a joint initiative of Future Earth, the Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme. The annual series synthesizes the latest climate change related research for the international science-policy community. Since 2017, installments have been launched annually at the Climate COP with the UNFCCC Executive Secretary.
The 2022 report was prepared by a consortium of 65 leading researchers from 23 countries, including LUCSUS professor Emily Boyd, and responds to clear calls for policy guidance during this climate-critical decade. The authors emphasize and unpack the complex interactions between climate change and other drivers of risk, such as conflicts, pandemics, food crises and underlying development challenges in the report.
Loss and damage: the most critical question for COP27.
With evidence growing that green house gas emissions are making extreme events occur more frequently, and with greater intensity, loss and damage has emerged as one of the most important topics at the meeting. Developing countries and civil society are mobilizing for compensation, and are demanding that pulluters pay.
Guy Jackson, post-doctoral researcher at LUCSUS, has co-written a new explainer on loss and damage, published by the by Loss and damage Collaboration. It unpacks the what, why, how, where, and who of non-economic loss and damage, and provides actionable advice on how people and institutions can begin to address it. The explainer aims to inform research and policy development going forward.
LUCSUS is part of organising the Co-Creative Reflection and Dialogue Space at COP. This is a space for facilitated informal conversations, this year with focus to the role of trust and fear at the COP.
COP27 side event: Workshop on non-economic loss and damage
11-12 November, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
LUCSUS organises a workshop with scholars from across Africa working on climate, development, and vulnerability to engage and discuss current knowledge gaps and future directions on loss and damage from climate change. The event is carried out in the so-called the green zone, a platform for business, organisations and civil society. Contact:Emily Boyd
COP27 side event: Food for Climate: Activating Transformation from the Inside Out
12 November, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt and online
Food systems are complex, and to activate transformation we need to look beyond the problems’ symptoms, patterns and structures, at what fundamentally drives the systems. Consciousness and mental models are increasingly recognized as the key to unlock systems change
This session will present the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, an innovative approach convened by UNDP, to support the transition towards regenerative food systems through the cultivation of inner capacities - our individual and collective awareness, mindsets, beliefs, values, worldviews, and associated (cognitive, emotional and relational) qualities and skills.
Participants will discuss why shifting consciousness is important in food systems, what role inner capacities play, and how this approach can be applied in practice to activate collaboration and transformational solutions for climate action.
Loss and damage in climate negotiations: experiences from COP27
28 November, Lund, Sweden
The dialogue will focus on the outcomes from this year’s climate negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, and on the role that loss and damage has had in the agenda. We will discuss both the political and financial dimensions of loss and damage, as well as current examples of climate injustice.