What’s COP27?

A defining moment in the fight against climate change.

Science has established beyond doubt that the window for action is closing rapidly. In November 2022, Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh (Sun, Nov 6 – Fri, Nov 18, 2022), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition.

An excellent opportunity for all stakeholders to rise to the occasion and tackle effectively the global challenge of climate change facilitated by Egypt on the African continent.

From Stockholm, Rio, Bali, Kyoto, Durban, Paris, Katowice, Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh

Global political will, supported by science heading to a paradigm shift through just and ambitious transformation. IPCC has provided the credible science, successive COP decisions laid out the collective governmental actions, The Convention and its agreements outlined the principles, legal obligations, and guidelines for collective action. Recent IPCC reports have highlighted the gravity of the climate crisis and the need for immediate and sustained political will, impactful action, and effective cooperation. Building on Glasgow’s momentum, COP27 seeks to further enhance the scope of deliverables across the climate action agenda.

Thematic Days

COP27 program is structured in thematic days as follows:

  • 9 Nov – Finance Day
  • 10 Nov – Science / Youth & Future Generations
  • 11 Nov – Decarbonization
  • 12 Nov – Adaptation & Agriculture
  • 14 Nov – Gender / Water
  • 15 Nov – Ace & Civil Society / Energy
  • 16 Nov – Biodiversity
  • 17 Nov – Solutions

Decarbonization Day

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement and all the way to Glasgow in 2021, several energy intensive sectors and companies have come forward with plans and policies and actions aiming to reduce their carbon footprints and to gradually move towards decarbonization.

Technologies are emerging as potential solutions to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. The day would provide an opportunity to discuss such approaches and policies, and to showcase technologies with an aim to encourage and facilitate the much-needed transition and paradigm shift towards a low carbon economy.

COP 27’s Climate Action Hub

Within COP27, The Climate Action Hub showcases the wonderful work being done around the world in local governments, the private sector and civil society. First launched at COP24 in Katowice back in 2018, it is held in the main venue of each UN global climate change conference (COP, which stands for Conference of the Parties), and is organised by the UN Climate Change secretariat (that’s us!).

While the rest of the COP is dominated by Party negotiations (i.e., countries who have ratified climate treaties such as the Paris Agreement), the Action Hub is a place for non-Party Stakeholders to showcase their efforts in tackling the climate crisis. Action Hub events are open to everyone present at COP and streamed online for those who follow remotely on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) webcast page.

Living Future Europe at COP27 Climate Action Hub  

LFE has been selected to hold an event at the Action Hub in the Blue Zone, during COP 27, on November 11th (Decarbonization Day). We are particularly proud, considering the unexpectedly high volume of very good quality applications the Climate Action Hub received. We are also happy that our event will occur on the Decarbonization Day, given the overall impact on greenhouse gases emissions that the built environment and the building industry represent.

Here is the updated calendar of the day. We will be on stage at h 14:00 (UTC+2) with our workshop entitled

Living Futures: Storms or Starlight

We are on the cusp of something wonderfully regenerative or disastrously irreversible. Since 1987 and the Brundtland definition we have strived to “do nothing today to compromise future generations” and failed in doing so.

This session will present a visionary pathway to living futures for the built environment and for those who live, work, and play within our buildings and cities, exploring what a regenerative built environment would look like.

However, with the recognition that being regenerative is not just what we do, what we design and build, but who we are and who we will become, the session focuses on our regenerative self in addition to the regenerative organisations that collectively shape our built environment.


  • Carlo Battisti, President, Living Future Europe
  • Martin Brown, Vice President, Living Future Europe
  • Amira Ayoub, Head of MENA Programmes, World GBC