The COP 27 News You Need

What is COP 27?

United Nations climate negotiations (COP 27) are taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 7-18, 2022. With the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning that the world is on course to blow through the 1.5°C limit on global warming, COP 27 is one of the last chances for the global community to avert catastrophe.

Canada is seeing more frequent and intense natural disasters, but still scrambling to cut carbon emissions as much as the science demands. Globally, the world’s most vulnerable countries and communities are being devastated by floods, severe storms, heat waves, and other climate disasters. And while clean energy development is speeding up, greenhouse gas emissions are just barely beginning to level off when we need to cut them 45% by 2030.

The COP 27 Story

Count on the Energy Mix team to follow deliberations in Egypt from the opening session to the final gavel. As accredited media, we can deliver first-hand accounts of major announcements and reactions, key advances and difficult sticking points, as well as Canadian voices and viewpoints from inside the official venue. Follow The Mix for news updates that bring you the COP 27 news you need!

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Our News Team

We cover the climate change beat all year round. We scan 1,200 news headlines each week just to build our story lineup. Then when a UN climate conference like COP 27 comes along, we really get busy.

Mitchell Beer

Publisher

Mitchell is founding publisher and managing editor of The Energy Mix. He is rumoured to be a frighteningly fast writer, after working seven years as a journalist, 35-plus as a commercial writer, and 40-plus as a sustainable energy and climate specialist. In October, 2019, he delivered a TEDx Ottawa talk on building wider public support for faster, deeper carbon cuts.

Gaye Taylor

Senior Writer

Gaye is a senior writer for The Mix. She has been a climate activist for more than 10 years, often via the written word, and is a former part-time English professor at the University of Ottawa.

Chris Bonasia

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for The Energy Mix. He has several years’ experience sustainably raising livestock and works to make the policy process more accessible to farmers.

Alex Kirby

Journalist

Alex began in journalism as a Reuters stringer in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. It’s been downhill ever since, though 26 years at the BBC let him pay the rent. He’s spent the last eight years learning the job from his youngers and betters.

Farida Hussain

Copy Editor

Farida has worked as a writer and editor in the media and journalism fields for nearly 10 years. She joined The Energy Mix in 2021 hoping to make a small contribution where it matters. Farida holds a Master of Journalism degree and aspires to report on sustainability and social justice as soon as she (imminently) gets her act together.

Munisha Tumato

Copy Editor

Munsha is a copy editor for The Energy Mix who lives as a settler on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxw.7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. She has worked as a journalist, communications strategist, and writer for the past 15 years. She also purposefully veered off her career path to cultivate a relationship with the land as an organic farmer and an ecology educator in the public school system.

Dig Deeper

As proud members of Climate Action Network-Canada, Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, and the Online News Association, we have rapid access to expertise, analysis, and environmental reports in ways that traditional media outlets don’t.

COP 27 Resource Hub

World Resources Institute

1.5°C Briefing

Climate Analytics

Leaders & Laggards on Fossil Fuel Finance

Oil Change International

A Credible Outcome on Loss & Damage

E3G

COP27: fears, hopes, and dreams

E3G

Global Warming of 1.5°C

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC Working Group II: Climate Change Impacts

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC Working Group III: Mitigating Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Past COP Coverage

We’ve been covering UN climate conferences since 2015. Here’s some of the history.

COP 21

December 2015, Paris

COP 22-25

2016-2019

COP 26

November 2021, Glasgow