Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Draft Agreement Update -2-

Today's Update on the COP27 negotiations
people holding placards that say 'we are watching' ' do something'.
© UNFCCC (2022) CCO

Moving to Action at COP27

A new Draft Agreement was published early this morning. You can read a detailed analysis of the emerging text in this overview from Carbon Brief.

A deal must be agreed by the end of the summit, which is due to be completed by 1800 GMT today, 18 November. However, it is now expected that negotiations will continue into the weekend.

In a note sent this morning, the UN Secretary General has urged parties to aim for maximum ambition on loss and damage and in reduction of emissions.

Today, Professor Dave Reay, Policy Director at ClimateXChange, Executive Director at Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, shares his reflections on what has been achieved so far- and what has still to be done in the final hours.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can read some further perspectives on progress that has been made in the media:

*The New York Times

*The Guardian

A summary of the ‘final’ day can be found in the IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Please feel free to add comments and share links to other perspectives that you have found.

This article is from the free online

Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP27

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now