Reflections from COP27: Have we seen enough progress?

Four glaring gaps

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While there were some steps in the right direction to support the most vulnerable countries in dealing with climate impacts, COP27 did little to raise ambition on carbon targets and keep the 1.5°C goal alive.

Implementation was meant to be the theme of this year's event, but have we seen enough progress? Let us look at the four interconnected gaps that should have been addressed. Climate justice gap One could argue that this is where the most progress was made. The creation of a loss and damage fund was hailed as a 'breakthrough' in the final Sharm El Sheikh implementation plan, yet pledges are still small and dependent on further approvals within developed nations. Let us remember that the $100bn climate finance pledge to support developing countries has still not been delivered. ...

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