UK and Egypt spark climate talks with 40 countries

The COP26 and COP27 hosts will collaborate to see how countries are living up to climate promises

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The UK and Egypt are bringing together more than 40 nations in Copenhagen to discuss what climate commitments need to be made before COP27 this November.

The UK was host of COP26 and Egypt will host COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

This jointly-led event will focus on how words and promises made at COP26 can be turned into tangible action at the end of this year.

Ministers and leaders will discuss the findings of the latest IPCC report and why this means certain targets and decisions need to be stepped up.

Coal reduction, climate finance and mitigating deforestation are expected to be main topics of discussion at the meeting.

Danish Minister of Climate and Energy Dan Jørgensen will host the event, with COP26 President Alok Sharma and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Alok Sharma commented: “Since the Glasgow Climate Pact was signed at COP26, the IPCC reports on adaptation and mitigation have shown unequivocally that the window of time we have left to secure a liveable future is closing rapidly.

“I look forward to hearing clear commitments from countries on how they will play their part to implement commitments on mitigation, finance, adaptation and loss and damage. When we meet in Sharm El-Sheikh for COP27, we need to demonstrate to the world we are delivering on the Glasgow Climate Pact.”

Mr Shoukry added: “COP27 should see us all coming together to renew our determination, take stock on where we stand on implementation and lay out a clear path towards turning pledges into tangible action on the ground.”