17.11.2022 | Green Deal;Environment policy;Climate change policy;Energy efficiency;
Wednesday 16 November marked the tenth day at COP27 climate talks, another busy day for the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) delegation to Sharm el-Sheikh. The CoR hosted an event in the EU pavilion gathering global networks of subnational governments to launch the Declaration 'EU Green Deal: from local to global'. Delegates engaged in discussions with High-Level Champions, the Czech Presidency, the European Parliament and other key institutional partners to address the current state of the negotiations and the road to the upcoming COP28 to be held in Dubai. A press conference with CoR members was held in the COP27 Cairo press room, jointly conveying the need for a stronger role of subnational governments in international climate talks and in the implementation of the Paris agreement. In a series of Blue Zone events, CoR members highlighted the importance of local and regional action in biodiversity, disaster risk reduction, the deployment of green hydrogen and the New European Bauhaus , 'the soul of the Green Deal', among others.