COP27 briefing: ENDS' guide to navigating this year's climate talks

World leaders, lobbyists and campaigners will descend on Egypt over the next two weeks for the UN’s COP27 climate summit, in a bid to come to an agreement on how to implement promises made at last year’s Glasgow summit, and keep the world below 1.5°C.

This special COP27 report – the latest in ENDS’ series of in-depth briefings – contains all you need to be across the key talking points of the summit, whether attending in person or following from afar, analysis of who the movers and shakers are set to be, and explanations of the differing agendas being brought to the negotiating table.

You’ll also find a run down of the lobbying positions of different nation states and blocs, and a jargon-busting glossary of terms to see you through the more technical aspects of the international conference. Please scroll down to access the special report’s content.


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‘A moment of accountability’: What will the big talking points be at COP27

Government officials, campaign groups and businesses are preparing to gather for the next round of climate talks, but what will be on the table? Catherine Early takes a look. Read the full article

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COP27: Who is lobbying for what?

World leaders and climate envoys across the globe will be heading to Egypt this weekend for the climate summit COP27, which is seeking to ‘keep 1.5°c alive’. But with clashing agendas and tension over financing, this is no easy task . So who actually wants what? Isabella Kaminski explains where the cards of different nations are likely to fall in the next two weeks. Read the full article
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Who’s holding the cards at COP27?: The big names and power brokers

While world leaders command the political stage, it is often lesser-known names who are sent to summits like COP27 to make change happen. Isabella Kaminski identifies the change-makers wielding real negotiating power at next week’s crucial climate conference. Read the full article

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COP27: A glossary of terms

Climate negotiations can be full of jargon. This handy list of essential terms will keep you in the loop.

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