Event Type
UN Climate Change Conference

Location / Date
Sharm El-Sheikh, 06.11.2022 until 18.11.2022


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), IDOS, and partners.

At the Conference of the Parties to the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), countries come together to take action towards achieving the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention. Building on the outcomes and momentum of COP 26 in Glasgow last year, nations are expected to demonstrate at COP 27 that they are in a new era of implementation by turning their commitments under the Paris Agreement into action. The conference will take place from 6-18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

IDOS and its partners are actively involved in the BLUE Zone and GREEN Zone programme during COP27.


Official Side Event “Bringing nature-based climate action into cities in challenging times” 

Date & Time: 16 Nov 2022, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location: Room Thebes (150), Blue Zone 
Registration: COP27 delegates only, YouTube broadcast via UN Climate Change - YouTube 
Partners:  Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection, Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental (SPVS), York University, Zoological Society of London (ZSL) 

Urban nature-based action such as rewilding brings health, climate and nature benefits incl. lessening overheating and decarbonization. Partnerships can unlock resources esp. in developing countries while strengthening action under challenging health (e.g. COVID19), economic and political conditions 


  • Mr. R. Aguiar Borges (SPVS)
  • Ms. A. Salzmann (Boticário Group Foundation)
  • Dr J. Orbinski/Prof. D. Bazely/Dr I. Boran (York University)
  • Dr. N. Pettorelli (ZSL)
  • Dr. S. Chan
  • Mr. A. Deneault (IDOS)
  • Ms C. Hiepe (tbc - BMZ)
  • Ms M. Romanello (Lancet Countdown)
  • Dr Atela (ARIN) 

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Session “Race 2 Resilience: Robust and accelerated climate action in Non-State Actors“   

Date & Time: 10 November, 5 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location:Race 2 Resilience Hub 
Registration:  Register - COP27 Resilience Hub (   
Partners:   High Level Champions, Race to Resilience,  Radboud University Nijmegen, Climate Action Methodologies Data and Analysis (CAMDA) 

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Side Event "Meet the Scientist”

Date & Time: 14 Nov 2022, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh) 
Location:German Pavilion, Blue Zone
Registration: COP27 delegates only   [COP27 - Home]

Ines Dombrowsky has been invited to “Meet the Scientist”, an informal exchange format and offers delegates, NGOs and other COP27 visitors the opportunity to engage with scientists and discuss climate change related topics.

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Side Event „A Just and Equitable Energy and Water Transition in a Changing Climate”

Date & Time: 14 Nov 2022, time 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location: Water Pavilion  
Registration:  Water Pavilion at COP27 (  
Partners: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), GHD, GIZ, The Energy Justice Law and Policy Center, Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan 

Technological solutions for just energy and water transitions that adapt to climate change operate in broader socio-economic and institutional contexts. This session explores how understanding governance, using contexts, and incorporating diverse voices and perspectives are vital to harnessing the potential of the water, energy, and climate nexus.

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Networking Event for Climate Mobility Scientist & Researchers  

Date & Time: 15 Nov 2022, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location:The Climate Mobility Pavilion, Blue Zone
Registration: COP27 delegates only   [COP27 - Home]
Partners: Global Center for Climate Mobility, Africa Climate Mobility Initiative (ACMI)

The objective of knowledge day at the climate mobility pavilion is to discuss ways of improving data, forecasting and local planning for climate mobility in Africa.

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Side Event "Climate Risks & Climate Mobility in Intermediate Cities in Africa"

Date & Time: 16 November, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location:The Climate Mobility Pavilion, Blue Zone
Registration: COP27 delegates only   [COP27 - Home]
Partners: Global Centre for Climate Mobility


  • Abdullahi Khalif, Center of Excellence in Food Security at United Nations- University for Peace (UPEACE)
  • Nick Simpson, GCCM/ACMI
  • Kateryna Levy, ATMO
  • Ritu Bharadwaj, IIED
  • Arne Janssen, Cities Alliance


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Side event “Social protection for a just transition” 

Date & Time:  16 Nov 2022, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location:Just Transition Pavilion, BLUE Zone 
Registration: COP27 delegates only  
Partners: Event organized by the Climate Change and Social protection Advisory Group established under the USP2030 (ILO, RCCC, GIZ, IDOS, AFD, others) 

The COP27 Just Transition Pavilion, funded by the European Commission and organized by the ILO, will host discussions and events to spread awareness of the social dimension of climate change ahead of the UNFCCC dialogues. On 16 November, a panel discussion will be held on social protection for a just transition at the pavilion from 13:30-14:30, providing a space to also present our working group and ensure visibility of the potential of social protection for climate action, in particular as it relates to a just transition.  

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Side Event “Climate action by businesses, cities, and cooperative initiatives: faster, and stronger towards more ambitious NDCs” 

Date & Time: 17 Nov 2022, 5:30 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location: EU Pavilion  
Programme:Programme (
Partners:  Data Driven Lab, CDP, NewClimate Institute, Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen  

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Side event “Human health and Loss and Damage in Africa: science, policy and finance as enablers of action” 

Date & Time: 17 Nov 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)  
Location:Health Pavilion, BLUE Zone 
Registration: COP27 delegates only
Partners: UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism, Nadam Foundation 

The objectives of the event are to highlight key linkages between human health and (residual) losses and damages in African contexts based on the latest IPCC assessment and transformation necessary to address regional challenges.  

Full Programm


  • Dr. Qudsia Huda, Head of Disaster Risk Management and Resilience at World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Prof. Dr. Maarten van Aalst, Director of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • Ms. Mercy Grace Munduru, Head of Programs and Fundraising, ActionAid International Uganda
  • Dr. Sri Hari Govind, Nadam Foundation 



  • Mariya Aleksandrova, Senior Researcher, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) 


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Side Event "Climate governance towards Net Zero and resilience: strengthening cooperation between Latin America and Spain in the current context"

Date and Time: 17 November, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (UTC+2, Sharm El-Sheikh)
Location: Spain Pavilion, Blue Zone
Link event:
Registration: COP27 delegates only
Partners:   Elcano Institute, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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Side Event "From Elmau to COP27: The G7's role in climate and health"

Date and Time: Nov 17, 11:30 - 12:45
Location: Health Pavilion
Partner: Centre for Planetary Health Policy

  • Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, director of IDOS and co-chair of T7 taskforce on global health, gave insights into the German G7 presidency during her keynote.


IDOS is a member of the project International Climate Initiative – Transformative Urban Coalitions (IKI-TUC) which will be represented at several COP events by the project partner United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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