Let’s take a look at ten significant global events in 2022 that will shape important discussions and influence public policy choices regarding one of the most important issues of our time as the world accelerates its fight against climate change and moves past the 2021 Glasgow Climate Change Conference.
(TBD) | Doha, Qatar | 5th Least Developed Countries Conference
46 nations fall within the category of Least Developed Countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia (LDCs). 40 percent of the world’s poorest people live there, making up around 13 percent of the global population. They are extremely susceptible to a wide range of shocks, including economic, public health, and climate change. They are disproportionately impacted by extreme weather events and continue to be at the forefront of the climate problem. Unfortunately, they lack essential funding to support infrastructure and initiatives that will make them more climate resilient. The LDCs are also the high-level thematic roundtable on climate change that will be part of LDC5, an event that takes place every ten years, to discuss the distinct and pressing problems that LDCs face and the assistance they need to ensure that much-needed economic growth does not jeopardize their already vulnerable ecosystems and depleting natural resources. Most vulnerable to exploitation by external forces.
Global Assessment | February to September | IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which releases comprehensive assessments of climate science every six to seven years, will release its first report since the Paris Agreement was ratified in 2015.
Three working groups, led by some of the top scientists in the world, will contribute to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). These working groups will focus on the physical understanding of the climate system and climate change (Working Group I, due for publication in August 2021), the impacts of climate change (Working Group II), and the advancement of mitigation and emission-reduction efforts (Working Group III).
Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability | Working Group II Report | End of February 2022.
The effects of climate change on natural and human systems will be covered in this paper, along with an analysis of their adaptability potential, vulnerabilities, and constraints. It will examine possibilities for a sustainable future by taking an egalitarian and comprehensive approach to mitigation and adaptation initiatives at all scales.
Early April | Working Group III Report | Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation |
Focusing on innovation and solutions in energy and urban systems, as well as in industries like agriculture, forestry, land use, buildings, construction, transportation, and industry, this report will examine regional, national, and international efforts to mitigate the devastating and varied effects of climate change. It will examine how short-, medium-, and long-term plans to reduce emissions are related, underlining the significance of national action plans and nationally determined contributions (NDCs) made by countries under the Paris Agreement. The report will also examine the role.
Climate Change in 2022 | September Synthesis Report
The final report is the Synthesis report, which will combine input from the three Working Groups and the Special Reports issued throughout the cycle – Global Warming of 1.5C; Climate Change and Land; and the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The Synthesis report will be published.
The Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Wednesday,
In preparation for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in November, UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week.
The climate week, which is being hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates with assistance from the United Nations and other multilateral and national organizations, will concentrate on regional climate action and collaborations required to create economies and societies that are climate-resilient and integrate climate action into pandemic recovery.
The Dubai Exhibition Center, which is now hosting Expo 2020, will be the site of the major events. The week will run from September 10.
UN Biodiversity Conference (Part Two): 25 April-8 May Kunming, China The UN Biodiversity Conference (Biodiversity 2020) will be held in Kun
The UN Biodiversity Conference has been divided into two sections; it was originally scheduled to take place in China in 2020. The adoption of the Kunming Declaration, which calls on nations to negotiate and agree on a global biodiversity framework, and the establishment of the Kunming Biodiversity Fund, which saw commitments from China, France, the European Union, Japan, and others, in October 2021, helped to lay the groundwork for the next meeting in the spring of 2022. The UN Biodiversity Conference is being held in China in 2020.
The adoption of the framework that will reconfigure our interaction with the natural world during the second stage, which is expected to resume with in-person sessions, will be a significant development for global biodiversity. It will have 21 goals and 10 “milestones” that must be accomplished by 2030 for net improvements in 2050. One of these goals is to conserve and safeguard at least 30% of the world’s lands and oceans.
The Aichi Biodiversity Targets, which were part of the previous framework, set a deadline of 2020 for countries to meet them. The goals, which include saving forests, reducing pollution, and saving species from extinction, were not met despite modest progress. To combat the increasing reduction in biodiversity, the post-2020 framework will be essential.
6 May 2022, Seoul, Republic of Korea, XV World Forestry Congress, ‘The state of the world’s forests
Deforestation-related emissions might be eliminated while encouraging forest regeneration and landscape restoration could cut global net emissions by up to 30%. Forests may supply up to 50% of the cost-effective mitigation options available during the next ten years.
The World Forestry Congress, which is taking place under the subject “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests,” will concentrate on six sub-themes, including halting the loss of forests, sustainable use of forest resources, and forest monitoring and data gathering. The event will be held in Seoul from May 6 to 11. The Congress is part of the XV.
15th UN Conference on Desertification | 9–21 May | Côte d’Ivoire | UNCCD | The United Nations
In 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning about the nearly 500 million people who reside in desertification-prone areas. Degraded land is less productive, which limits what may be cultivated there and lowers the soil’s capacity to hold carbon. Climate change is exacerbated by this, and extreme weather phenomena like drought, heat waves, and dust storms are all made worse by climate change in a variety of ways.
The urgent need to scale upland restoration and nature-based climate action solutions will be emphasized at the next Conference on Desertification. The conference will take place in C.
Stockholm+50 | Sweden | June 2–3, 2019
As it recognized the linkages between people and nature, the first international conference on the environment played a vital role in bringing attention to the interconnectedness of the aims of poverty relief and environmental protection fifty years ago.
To balance economic progress and environmental management, the conference ultimately gave rise to environmental diplomacy, paving the way for the creation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the idea of sustainable development. Additionally, it led to the creation of national environmental ministries and several fresh international environmental protection accords. It also led to the establishment of the World Wildlife Fund (WWFS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity To recommit and strengthen our ability to overcome the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste, UNEP will host Stockholm+50 with Sweden and Kenya today as it celebrates five decades of its work to strengthen environmental diplomacy, standards, and practices.
26-30 June | Katowice, Poland | 11th World Urban Forum | World Urban Forum
Cities throughout the world are coping with – and battling – climate change. Cities are expected to see an increase of about 50% by 2050, housing 4.5 billion people. They are generators of innovation and growth, contributing 70% of the world’s carbon emissions and 80% of the world’s GDP. Cities have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the rising effects of climate change in recent years as the center of growth.
Sea levels could rise by half a meter and storm surges could get worse for 800 million people in 570 coastal towns by 2050. Flooding is expected to increase by up to 50% in the next more than 1.6 billion urban residents may experience summers with an average temperature of 35C due to global warming. Despite the mounting difficulties, cities have been at the forefront of the fight against climate change. More than 1,000 communities recently declared their goal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The upcoming World Urban Forum, which is being held under the theme “Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future,” will provide an opportunity to examine how cities will develop in the future in light of current trends, opportunities, and challenges as well as how they can be better equipped to handle shocks in the present and the future. It will take place in Katowice.
Lisbon, Portugal, 27 June-1 July:
UN Ocean Conference on the Ocean and the Changing Climate.
The conference will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York, The ocean is our strongest ally in the fight against climate emergency. It produces 50% of the oxygen we require and removes 25% of carbon dioxide emissions. In addition to serving as the planet’s “lungs,” it also serves as the greatest carbon sink, acting as an essential buffer against the effects of climate change.
However, the ocean is in jeopardy due to the effects of climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and other harmful human activities. The upcoming Ocean Conference, which was slated for 2020, will mark the second time the UN holds a high-level meeting on the subject. The conference, which was planned with the assistance of the governments of Portugal and Kenya, will serve as a rallying cry for ocean action, urging world leaders and representatives from all relevant sectors to increase ambition, forge alliances, and increase investment in new, science-based methods for reversing the decline in ocean health.
Additionally, it will serve as a wake-up call for local governments, corporations, and people to do their part to reduce marine pollution and pledge to use ocean resources responsibly. The conference will also serve as an opportunity for the international community to raff.
UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) | November 7–18 | Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
In 2022, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, is set to host the yearly UN Climate Change Conference. It will progress the international climate negotiations, spur action, and offer a significant chance to examine how climate change is affecting Africa.
The State of the Climate in Africa 2020, a recently released report by the World Meteorological Organization and partners, raised concerns about the disproportionate vulnerability of the continent and predicted that by 2030, up to 118 million extremely poor Africans would be exposed to drought, floods, and extreme heat. As a result, efforts to reduce poverty and spur economic growth will be hampered, leading to an increase in the number of people living in deep poverty. The report also stated that the continent.
According to the report, sub-Saharan Africa would need to invest between $30 and $50 billion annually in climate adaptation over the following ten years, or roughly two to three percent of GDP. This amount would be sufficient to promote economic growth and job opportunities while putting a focus on a sustainable and green recovery. However, the report also stated that this amount.
London, June 28 (Reuters) – This year, extreme weather events have caused extensive instability around the world, killing thousands of people and uprooting millions more.
Monsoon rains caused devastating flooding in Bangladesh over the past three months, and scorching heat waves scorched regions of South Asia and Europe. Millions in East Africa are on the verge of hunger as a result of a protracted drought. In the United States, Reuters, on June 28, in London: Thousands of people have been murdered and millions more have been evacuated this year as a result of extreme weather events, which have ranged from exceptionally intense downpours to sweltering heatwaves.
Over the past three months, monsoon rains have caused devastating flooding in Bangladesh and scorching heat waves in areas of South Asia and Europe. Millions in East Africa are on the verge of starvation as a result of the extended drought. In the United States,