2022 UN Climate Change Conference


The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) at COP27

Combining regional and global perspectives, COP27 (7-18 November 2022 / Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt) seeks to accelerate climate action through four main pillars: mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration. Science is a key part of the action.

Building on the importance of the ocean mentioned in the Glasgow Climate Pact which followed 2021’s COP26, this year’s UN Climate Summit will include the first-ever Ocean Dialogue within the framework of the conference.

At COP27, a series of Ocean Decade-led side events will also focus on how ocean science in Africa requires support or reorganization to deliver the required Decade societal outcomes, and promote collaboration in research and development in and outside Africa. They will in particular build on the outcomes of the African Conference on Priority Setting and Partnership Development for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (May 2022 / Cairo, Egypt), the Ocean Decade Africa Roadmap and soon to be launched African and Adjacent Island States Ocean Decade Taskforce.


🌐 Discover the Climate Action Calendar for the Conference

This page will be updated regularly with more events, including official side events and events from our Ocean Decade partners so check back here soon!