Looking beyond diplomacy: expectations for COP27
A lot can happen in a year. Hurricanes, flooding and droughts around the world have displaced millions; the war in Ukraine continues to produce ripple effects across global markets; inflation, new heads of state, legislative reversals and social uprisings from the Middle East to South America have dominated news cycles in what feels like an endless loop. There’s not a lot of good news these days, it seems. World leaders, journalists and activists have a lot to discuss at the U.N. Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which begins next week and spans the 6th-18th November. Leading up to the summit, it’s fair to say that expectations are high. We’ve taken the opportunity to gather our thoughts on the state of affairs after COP26 and what we might expect from this year’s conference.