Our engagements during COP27

Opening plenary at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference earlier in 2022. Photo: UNFCCC via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

The Stockholm Resilience Centre will engage in several activities together with our programme SwedBio and the Global Resilience Partnership which we host

The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, 6-18 November 2022. In addition to the physical conference, there will be a number of virtual and hybrid events that allow for more inclusion during the summit.

Experts from the Stockholm Resilience Centre will be involved in several events and activities during the COP, on-site and digitally:

ReThink Talks COP27 Special

Date: 7-25 November

In collaboration with the Resilience Hub, Stockholm Resilience Centre brings back ReThink Talks, our podcast series on resilience thinking and global change. Nine episodes will be released during and after COP27. Topics of the episodes range from finance and investment to food and agriculture, water and natural ecosystems, and oceans and coasts.

Find all episodes on ReThink.Earth

Resilience Hub

Date: 7-18 November
Where: Physical pavilion at the COP27 and virtual platform

The Resilience Hub provides a virtual and physical space to accelerate the urgent action and investment needed to build resilience to the global climate crisis. The hub will serve as home to the Race to Resilience for the second year in a row.

The Hub brings together global representatives from civil society, the private sector, academia and government to collaborate and scale up action towards a shared goal of making communities and ecosystems around the world safer, healthier and more just.

The Global Resilience Partnership which is hosted by Stockholm Resilience Centre is one of the managing partners of the hub.

Find out more and register for the Resilience Hub

Report launch: Unpacking Freshwater's Role in Climate Change Mitigation

Date: 9 November
Where: Water Pavilion at COP27

The report “The essential drop to reach Net-Zero: Unpacking Freshwater's Role in Climate Change Mitigation" will be released during an event at the Water Pavilion. It is the first-ever summary of current research on the role of water in climate mitigation.

The report was written in collaboration with Stockholm International Water Institute, Potsdam Institute for Climat Impact Research, GIZ, and UNDP. Centre researcher Lan Wang Erlandsson is one of the authors.

Launch of IPCC report summary for urban policymakers

Date: 11 November

The 2nd volume of the IPCC sixth assessment report summaries for Urban Policymakers (SUP) report will be released in Sharm El-Sheikh. The summaries present the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in accessible and targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale. Based on the results for cities from the IPCC’s sixth assessment report, which was co-authored by centre researcher Timon McPhearson.


Date: 11-19 November

SwedBio will attend COP27 as observer following the negotiations with a focus on the intimate link between climate change, biodiversity and human rights.

Together with partners SwedBio is co-hosting a side event titled “Ecosystem-based Adaptation and the Successful Implementation and Achievement of the SDGs” on 17 November, 7:30-8:45 CET

This side event is based on a recent report on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and will provide an overview of how effectively implemented EbA can underpin successful achievement of the SDGs.

You can read the full report here

The Business Sweden Pavilion

The centre is a knowledge partner to the Sweden’s COP27 business delegation pavilion. Centre researchers like Victor Galaz, Lisen Schultz and Andrew Merrie will participate at digital sessions hosted in the Stockholm studio of the pavilion.

Sign up here to join as a digital guest and get access to the live streams and recordings of sessions

We Don’t Have Time COP27 Climate Hub

Centre researchers involved in Fairtrans and SeaBOS will be featured in the We Don’t Have Time platform’s daily live broadcasts from the COP27 hub venue in Stockholm.

Explore the COP27 Climate Hub here

Published: 2022-11-01

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