UN Climate Change Conference COP27

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Key takeaways from COP27

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Although the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 is behind us, the decisions taken in Sharm el-Sheikh require all countries to make an extra effort to address the climate crisis – starting now. Or as UN Secretary-General António Guterres put it, “COP27 concludes with much homework and little time.” So what did COP27 achieve and what needs to happen next to ensure the world can keep the worst consequences of climate change at bay? Here are five key takeaways from the conference, which will also shape the priorities for climate action in 2023 and beyond.