A year on from the rumbustious UN climate summit in Glasgow, the next installment of the COP series is due to start in Egypt in a very different geopolitical and energy environment. This webinar examined the key issues on the agenda and note what Japan’s approach will likely be at COP27.
COP27 Preview: How Much Has the World Changed
Speakers: Andrew DeWit, Professor of Energy Policy,
School of Economic Policy Studies, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Yuriy Humber, Founder, Japan NRG
This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place under very different circumstances from the 2021 edition. Much of the world is in turmoil. War rages in Eastern Europe. Inflation is at four-decade highs. Energy prices are breaking all records. Governments are toppling. Food and power supplies run short. And, there is real fear about what this winter will bring in many countries.
Under such a strained and uncertain environment, it’s no surprise that talk of climate concerns has receded. But is the urgency around climate action gone at government levels? Or, is it merely on pause?
The COP27 conference in Egypt officially runs between Nov. 6 and 18. In this webinar we reviewed:
— Key issues on the agenda in Egypt
— Factors that will influence policy decisions
— Position that Japan will likely take at the even
— Outlook for climate action beyond COP27