WMO at COP27

WMO at COP27

WMO supports the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and every year participates in sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP), by providing the latest scientific advice and information to governments, including on the state of the climate and greenhouse gas concentrations.

A top-level delegation from WMO will attend COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November 2022. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Egyptian presidency’s goals are framed around mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration. The COP27 action agenda focuses on implementation, mobilizing collective efforts for ambitious emission reductions from different sectors, enhanced transformative adaptation agenda on the ground, enabling flows of appropriate finance, and delivering on the ground on-time and at-scale.

At COP27, WMO will pursue the following priority areas:

Dedicated sessions at COP27 will be allocated for the Africa region, with the aim of furthering the understanding of challenges, solutions, and opportunities for the continent. Similarly, the role of regional cooperation, local governments and cities will be elaborated on as cross-cutting issues. Other initiatives and topics of interest, such as transport and waste, will be included in the conference programme.





WMO Events at COP27

Through its events at COP27, WMO provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services by its Members, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations. 



Science for Climate Action Pavilion



18 November 2022COP27 outcomes emphasize early warnings, observations

18 November 2022The cryosphere raises a “red flag”

17 November 2022State of Climate in South-West Pacific highlights increasing threat of climate change

16 November 2022UN General Assembly President calls for greenhouse gas monitoring system

15 November 2022 COP27: We need a complete energy transformation

14 November 2022Economic losses from extreme weather rocket in Asia

14 November 2022 - Action for Water Adaptation and Resilience initiative launched

14 November 2022Greenhouse gas monitoring supports Earth observations

12 November 2022New funding announced at COP27 to support early warnings and resilience

10 November 2022Finance and climate communities want to close weather and climate data gaps

10 November 2022Ten Essential Climate Science Insights for 2022 presented at COP27

10 November 2022IRENA and World Meteorological Organization Join to Promote Clean Energy Transition

9 November 2022Boosting the provision of essential weather and climate data

8 November 2022“Get serious about water,” eminent panel urges COP27

7 November 2022Early Warnings for All Action Plan unveiled at COP27

6 November 2022Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts

28 October 2022 - “Science for Climate Action” pavilion by WMO, IPCC and MERI Foundation at COP27, Egypt

26 October 2022More bad news for the planet: greenhouse gas levels hit new highs

23 September 2022 - Early Warnings for All initiative gains momentum

12 September 2022 Cairo Roundtable advances on Early Warnings for All


WMO and its co-sponsored bodies such as the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) are invited to make statements in the Plenary of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at COP 27. WMO also regularly submits technical updates and views on areas relevant to adaptation and climate services, research, systematic observation, greenhouse gas monitoring and state of the global climate to the UNFCCC process.



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