Climate and environment minister’s week at COP27
Today marked the start of environment ministers’ week at the UN COP27 Climate Change Conference, and Sweden’s Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari is on site to take part in the negotiations.
Ms Pourmokhtari will begin her day on Monday with a ministerial roundtable on pre-2030 ambition. She will also take part in a ministerial meeting on the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA).
Later in the week Ms Pourmokhtari will meet her Indian counterpart, youth organisations on site as well as civil society organisations. She will also take part in the continued efforts concerning the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Ms Pourmokhtari will also be on the panel of an event organised by Hitachi Energy under the heading ‘Ensuring a Just Energy Transition’.
“One of the most important focus areas for the EU and Sweden during COP27 is to do what we can to reach a decision concerning the work programme for emission reductions. But many countries also see this year’s meeting as important for putting clearer focus on support for loss and damage, climate adaptation and financing – all aspects must be included. Each COP is an opportunity, so our countries need to work hard to fulfil our commitments,” says Ms Pourmokhtari.
The 27th meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November.
The first press briefing will also be held on Monday in the Swedish Pavilion, and more are planned towards the end of the week. An invitation will be sent out.