Enhancing Climate Action at COP27

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The road to COP27...  

Egypt's COP27 presidency vision is to move from negotiations and planning to implementation. Now is the time for action on the ground. It is therefore incumbent upon us to move rapidly towards full, timely, inclusive, and at-scale action on the ground. 

The agenda for COP27 includes four main items to be discussed:  

  • Climate finance,  
  • Adaptation,  
  • Loss and damage, and  
  • Increased ambition 

The Pacific islands continue to feel the brunt of negative global warming impacts in terms of harsh weather conditions and extreme events, despite accounting for only around 0.03% of global carbon emissions. Rainfalls are more intense and flooding more widespread and intense in some parts of the Pacific, while other areas are experiencing intense droughts, shifting some fragile environments from being barely habitable to being uninhabitable. COP27 is an opportunity to enhance meaningful climate change measures being implemented worldwide, paving the way for a more resilient Pacific.

Know more about the agenda: COP27 Agenda.

The Pacific Community at COP27 (SIDE EVENTS)

Each event will be held in Sharm El Sheik (Egypt). Please, note that the schedules mentioned are based on Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00).

Click on the event to register online.

Launch of the Framework for Energy Security & Resilience in the Pacific as a Pacific response to the climate change emergency
14 November 2022
(2:00pm - 3:00pm)

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Climate change has emerged as the greatest threat to the health of the Blue Pacific, as highlighted by the present global energy crisis. This side event will launch the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP) 2021-2030 as a commitment by Pacific Island Countries and Territories to transform their energy sector from fossil fuel-based to clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy.

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Our Food System and the climate crisis: promoting food security to enhance climate adaptation in the Pacific
16 November 2022
(11:00am - 12:00pm)

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This side event aims to highlight how Pacific Island Countries and Territories ensure food security in the region, making genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation. It will present the Pacific Community's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePACT), which houses over 2,000 accessions of the region's staple crops taro, yam, sweet potato, banana, cassava, and breadfruit.

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The Kiwa Initiative or how to address climate change adaptation and Nature-based Solutions funding in the Pacific
16 November 2022
(2:00pm - 3:00pm)

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The Kiwa Initiative to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems, economies and communities in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) through Nature-based Solutions. This event will feature presentation and experience sharing from PICTs beneficiaries and partners.

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Securing Lives, Creating Livelihoods in Small Islands Developing States
16 November 2022
(12:30pm - 1.30pm)

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The objective of this event to identify strategies to close the financing, technology, capacity, and knowledge gaps to achieve and increase the ambition for SIDS energy transition, climate action and sustainable development.

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Access is Equity: How investing in capacity development unlocks climate finance
9 November 2022
(11:00am - 12:00am)

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For the first time in recent history, the Government of Canada, will host a Canada Pavilion at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The Canada Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt provides a unique opportunity to profile the diversity of Canadian actions and perspectives on climate change.

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Low Emissions from High Risk Communities:
Tales to tell from the NDC Pacific Hub 

9 November 2022
(2:00pm - 3:00pm)

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The Regional Pacific NDC Hub has already implemented Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects in the region to assist member countries achieve their NDC commitments and global pledges. 

Phase 3 started in July 2022 so this will also provide the perfect opportunity for donors to see how their funds will be utilized by our PSIDS to implement NDC activities which all aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the region.

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Climate crisis responses through partnership: True stories from the Pacific Islands
11 November 2022
(12:30pm - 13:30pm)

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This event will aim to:

  • share the success stories on the reality and challenges of Climate Change in the Pacific Islands;
  • showcase the work that the Regional Pacific NDC Hub is doing other regions, and learn, exchange and network with other NDC Hubs and partners.
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Navigating the Pacific high seas of climate finance: securing funds and the blue finance question
12 November 2022
(4:00pm - 5:00pm)

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Developing partnerships is imperative to support navigating the often difficult process of accessing international climate finance, blue finance and investments in ocean ecosystem conservation.

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International finance opportunities:
Gaps and needs for ocean-based climate action towards implementing SDG14.3

9 November 2022
(4:00pm - 5:00pm)

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There is increasing urgency that nations achieve goals and commitments to reducing GHG and carbon emissions as well as support ongoing efforts to implement SDG 14.3, “to minimize and address impacts of ocean acidification.”  

Government and non-government actors can implement actions that mitigate and adapt to climate risks including ocean warming, acidification, deoxygenation. 

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Low Carbon Concrete in the Blue Pacific 
9 November 2022
(3:00pm - 4:00pm)

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The side-event will launch the Blue Concrete Initiative to investigate a transition to low carbon concrete in the Pacific Region under the leadership of Fiji.

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Women and Girls at the Center of any Climate Change Action
14 November
(12:00pm - 01:00pm)

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The 2050 Strategy recognises the importance of securing the wellbeing of Pacific peoples by having people-centred development and in the Pacific, climate change is a daily reality and disproportionately impacts marginalised groups including women and girls, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, children, and older people.

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About the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion

The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion is located in the same zone as where the Pavilions are placed. SPC's side events will be held in this Pavillion.

 

Please note that we will update this guide as new information comes to light. This current version you are reading is Version One dated 10 October 2022.

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Pacific Islands Launch Survival Tips To Teach The World How To Survive Climate Change

The Pacific Islands need an urgent commitment for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and a call for action is being launched by Pacific Small Islands Developing States in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP 27. 

Know more: www.climatesurvivaltips.com

 

What is the Paris Agreement?

Adopted on 12 December 2015, the Paris Agreement came into effect on 4 November 2016; it has currently been ratified by 193 parties (192 countries and the European Union).  

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change where countries agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions with a view to ‘holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels’. It requires Parties to communicate a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) every five years, each time representing a progression from previous efforts and reflecting each country’s maximum ambition for addressing climate change based on its capacity.   

14 Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have submitted NDCs aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the Republic of the Marshall Islands being the first country to submit an updated NDC in 2018.

 

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Key Figures

55% of the Pacific’s population lives less than 1 kilometer from the sea
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Extreme rainfall events could intensify by about 7% per degree of warming
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There is a 50% chance of drought conditions increasing in the Pacific
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Division
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme
Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP)
Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division
Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division
Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division
Land Resources Division (LRD)
Public Health Division (PHD)
Statistics for Development Division (SDD)
Digital Earth Pacific
Food Systems
Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)
Pacific Data Hub

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