Science & Youth Day - Our headline round-up #COP27

Nicole Lummis
April 22, 2024

Yesterday, Science & Youth day took place at the COP27 Summit, providing a platform and voice to both scientists and the youth of today to share ideas and success stories with leaders and key decision-makers. Here's our round up of the latest COP27 headlines you don't want to miss out on!

1. China’s top climate official urges US to ‘clear barriers’ to talks

China’s top climate official has said the US must take responsibility for any reconciliation between the two countries at the Cop27 climate summit, calling on the US to “clear the barriers” to talks.

2. Analysis: Which countries have sent the most delegates to COP27?

Dubbed “Africa’s COP”, Carbon Brief analysis shows that record numbers of participants from African nations have registered for COP27 – as well as from least developed countries and small island states. Similarly, the number of NGO observers is provisionally the second-highest in COP history.

3. ‘Explosion’ in number of fossil fuel lobbyists at Cop27 climate summit

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year.

4. What's important at this year's UN climate summit in Egypt and why it matters

Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit has created a comprehensive infographic explaining what COP27 is, what's important and why it matters.

5. COP27 delivers €15 million to protect Egypt’s coral reefs - how will it help?

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a major new fund to support the local ecosystem, contributing $15 million (€14.9) to the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR).

6. France to require all large car parks to be covered by solar panels

All large car parks in France will be covered by solar panels under new legislation approved as part of president Emmanuel Macron’s renewable energy drive.

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