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COP27 is taking place in the midst of soaring energy and food prices and climate disasters – such as scorching heat waves, roaring wildfires and epic floods – which are imposing a terrible toll on people around the world. These interlinked crises underscore the urgent need for countries to work together at COP27 and help tackle the consequences from rising global temperatures that are falling disproportionately on developing countries and ensure affordable, clean energy for all.

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On Thursday October 6, join the Allied for Climate Transformation (ACT2025) consortium for a high-level webinar where speakers from around the world will set clear expectations for a positive outcome at the UN climate summit in Egypt this November. During the event, ACT2025 partners will offer a united vision for success at COP27, including addressing loss and damage, scaling up support for adaptation action, strengthening climate targets and assuring climate finance promises will be met. 

The event will be hosted in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.


  • Carlos Lopes, Professor, Nelson Mandela School, University of Cape Town; African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe; Former Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
  • Hon. Bakoa Kaltongga, Minister of Agriculture, Vanuatu and Special Envoy on Climate Change for the Pacific
  • Sarah Pima, Climate Justice Youth Activist and Chief Executive Director, Human Dignity and Environment Care Foundation
  • Mark Bynoe, Assistant Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize
  • Tony La Viña, Associate Director for Climate Policy and International Relations, Manila Observatory, Philippines
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma, Colombia
  • Preety Bhandari, Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center, World Resources Institute
  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh (moderator)

More to be announced


Cover Image credit: Raphael Pouget / Climate Visuals