The World Today presents Reflections from COP27: A Victory for the Most Vulnerable Countries
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The November 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, established a loss and damage fund, which will provide financial assistance for the most vulnerable countries. Countries have one year to assess the fund's structure, financing, and accessibility. What did it take for loss and damage to make it onto the COP27 agenda? Will industrialized countries take responsibility for their part of the climate crisis? Is the creation of this fund a first step to achieve climate justice for the most vulnerable countries?
Join Perry World House for a discussion on this history-making agreement and learn from experts who attended COP27 and helped negotiate these agreements.
Stacy-ann Robinson, 2022-23 Lightning Scholar at Perry World House and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colby College
Jimena Leiva Roesch, Director of Global Initiatives and Head of Peace, Climate, and Sustainable Development, International Peace Institute
Zinta Zommers, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Michael Weisberg, Bess W. Heyman President's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy
As part of this mission, Perry World House hosts "The World Today," a weekly event on one of today’s most pressing global issues. Taking place every Tuesday, it is dedicated to a timely and intimate conversation on a global policy issue that changes each week. It is open to the entire Penn community, regardless of academic focus, and aims to be accessible and interesting to students who might not have the time to take classes on these topics but still want to deepen their understanding of the world. Members of the wider community are always welcome.