COP 27 climate summit i—the 27th Conference of State Parties begins tomorrow, November 6, and ends on the 18th.
The Centre for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) predicts COP27 “will likely face the same empty promises and no actions by most big countries responsible for climate change.”
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns “the world is failing to protect people from the here-and-now impacts of the climate crisis”. He explained, "The world is falling far short, both in stopping the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and starting desperately needed efforts, to plan, finance and implement adaptation in light of growing risks”. He pointed out that adaptation needs in the developing world are set to skyrocket to as much as $340 billion a year by 2030. “Yet adaptation support today stands at less than one-tenth of that amount. The most vulnerable people and communities are paying the price. This is unacceptable.”