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‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda championed at COP27

Speakers encouraging people-centred and all of society approach

The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions took stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events. This included the launch of the Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda, a number of major African-led initiatives to cut emissions and build climate resilience, and significant work on the mobilisation of finance.

The event focused on accountability, fairness, and an assessment of non-State progress at COP27, and featured keynote speeches from The High-Level Climate Champions, Nigel Topping and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldein; Environmental and human rights activist, Helena Gualinga; Omnia El Omrani, COP27 Youth Envoy; and Mary Robinson, Chair of The Elders.

Speaking to assembled national government representatives, the Champions presented the Summary of Global Climate Action at COP27. The Summary, along with the Yearbook of Global Climate Action 2022, demonstrates how the Champions and the Marrakech Partnership have delivered the first year of their five-year plan for the Improved Marrakech Partnership for Enhancing Ambition and their action throughout COP27.

It recognises that mobilising ‘all of society’ action with State climate plans can unlock an upward cycle of implementation, and lists the headline outcomes at COP27 that have been mobilised under the Marrakech Partnership. Each outcome supports one of the four priority areas identified in the 2022 Marrakech Partnership Workplan: strengthening and mainstreaming resilience, increasing finance for climate action, accelerating action, and building credibility and trust – collectively helping to realise the goal of a 1.5°C, resilient world.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende