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As the curtains fall on COP27 in Egypt, questions are asked as to whether the summit covered all the necessary ground to result in real change.
On one hand a historic deal establishing a loss and damage fund was reached to support those most at risk to the effects of climate change. On the other hand, some expressed concern with COP27's final statements on emissions mitigation, which did not go further than last years’ statements on limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.
We have been tracking the negotiations to date, and we look ahead to the implications for COP28 in Dubai.
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This is the COP where negotiators accepted that keeping alive the aim of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees requires a shake-up of the global financial system, so trillions of dollars flow to tackling climate change and supporting the world's poorest countries.
This year the matter of 'loss and damage' caused by climate change was cast onto the agenda at COP27 for the first time.
Comments at the G20 Leaders Summit on the Indonesian island of Bali suggest that developed countries will respond to calls for major financial reform made at COP27 in Egypt.
Negotiators are being urged to explicitly recognise the importance of nature-based climate solutions in their final COP27 decisions, while former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and others have called for a Paris Agreement for nature.
COP27, the first African ‘Conference of the Parties’ is being hosted in Egypt this year and is particularly important for us as a continent as the event is providing a unique opportunity to shine the spotlight on Africa's climate vulnerability.
Speaking at a ministerial level roundtable at the COP27 negotiations, the president of last year's COP in Glasgow, Alok Sharma, has warned that the possibility of limiting the temperature increase rise to 1.5 degrees is at risk at this year's talks.
Billed as an ‘implementation COP’, the summit in Egypt is in fact a finance COP, not because of actual financial commitments made, which are so far generally modest, but because it has underlined that finance is the most important factor in transforming climate ambitions into reality.
Africa urgently needs electricity to grow and develop because 600 million people on the continent currently have no access to power.
Organizations that have made long-term net-zero commitments are now expected to develop and deliver on credible and detailed implementation plans.
Our south african cop27 team will be speaking on Energy day, day 9 of the of the COP27 Conference being held this year Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
The floods in Pakistan and the famine in East Africa this year bring a greater urgency to the need to address climate change at COP27 [2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference] in Egypt, combined with a renewed focus on achieving the social development goals, as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic with heightened inequality.
Corporate regulators across the world now require companies to proactively assess, disclose and manage the key climate risks they face in a world which is rapidly transitioning towards a net zero emissions future.
This introductory webinar to ESG risks in the supply chain will cover a range of aspects such as net zero target setting and reporting, ESG governance, environmental impacts and compliance, and human rights and modern slavery.
As the importance of ESG in corporate policies and investment decisions increases, so too will the number of disputes arising out of ESG-related issues.
This year’s 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) will be held in the Republic of Egypt during November 2022.
The stricter monitoring/disclosure and liquidity requirements faced by banks in the wake of the global financial crisis mean that projects can often no longer be funded by traditional bank debt alone. The debt capital markets have stepped up to the challenge and project bonds are on the rise, particularly amidst the green finance boom.
Climate change and sustainability developments presents great opportunities but also manifest as a complex myriad of global legal, financial and reputational risks for companies, governments, directors and officers and other professionals operating in all sectors globally.
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright advised HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, HSBC Saudi Arabia and 10 other financial institutions, as mandated lead arrangers, on a US$1.1bn, sustainability-linked, dual-tranche murabaha financing to Ahli United Bank in Bahrain, completed on 3 July.
We aim to minimize our impact on the environment – to protect the planet, ensure that resources are available for future generations and create a better quality of life for all living beings. We integrate sustainability best practice into all our decision-making and business activities. We recognize our responsibility to address environmental issues that jeopardize the earth’s ecosystems and the future of our communities and as a firm we work on reducing our environmental footprint and are active on many pro bono projects in the areas of sustainability.
Norton Rose Fulbright supports the Sustainable Development Goals. We have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals as our overarching guiding principles. With the goals being the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, we focus on those where we can have the greatest impact.
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