Climate action: Together for Implementation
The COP27 aims to bring countries together to take forward coordinated climate action as the planet faces unprecedented heatwaves, fires and floods. Last year, almost 200 countries united in Glasgow and committed to taking action on climate change, resulting in the Glasgow Climate Pact. This year, Parties must accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance.
COP27 will be an opportunity for countries to fulfil their pledges and commitments to delivering the objectives of the Paris Agreement, review their climate ambition by updating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and create a work programme for more ambition on climate mitigation. In Sharm El-Sheikh, Parties will also work on defining the Global Goal on Adaptation in order to place adaptation to global warming at the forefront of the action agenda. Moreover, developed countries are expected to make progress on their commitment to deliver USD 100 billion annually in order to align financial flows with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Building on the recognition in the Glasgow Climate Pact of the "urgent need for multilevel and cooperative action" and in close partnership with international networks, the European Committee of the Regions will continue advocating a formal role for subnational governments in global climate governance. Under the headline "Together for Implementation", COP27 is the ideal opportunity to give cities and regions the recognition they deserve as crucial actors in the fight against global warming.
The CoR delegation to COP27
- Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Co-president of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM). Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
- Rafał Kazimierz Trzaskowski (PL/EPP), President of the Capital City of Warsaw, Poland. Member of the Political Board of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe and CoR Rapporteur on Amending the Energy Efficiency Directive to meet the new 2030 climate targets.
- Alison Gilliland (IE/PES), Dublin City Councillor, Ireland. CoR Rapporteur on Towards a structural inclusion of Cities and Regions in UNFCCC COP27.
- Vincent Chauvet (FR/Renew Europe), Mayor of Autun, France. Member of the CoR's Green Deal Going Local Working Group, Climate Pact Ambassador and CoR rapporteur on Stepping up Europe's 2030 climate ambition towards COP26 and on The implementation of green budgets at local and regional levels.
- Marieke Schouten (NL/The Greens), Alderman of Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Co-chair of the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform, Climate Pact Ambassador and CoR Rapporteur on the EU Action Plan Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil.
- Olgierd Geblewicz (PL/EPP), President of West Pomerania Region, Poland. CoR rapporteur on The CoR's role in boosting sub national climate diplomacy ahead of COP27 and COP28.
- Jakub Chełstowski (PL/ECR), President of the Silesia Region, PL. CoR rapporteur on the Energy package on gas, hydrogen, and on methane emissions.
- Andries Gryffroy (BE/EA), Member of the Flemish Parliament, Belgium. Climate Pact Ambassador, Belgian Ambassador for the Covenant of Mayors and CoR rapporteur on the Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive.