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It’s been five months since the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow concluded with a familiar outcome: while global action to tackle the climate crisis is gaining steam, it still falls short of meeting the needs of vulnerable developing countries. As countries prepare for COP27 in Egypt this November, the stakes could not be higher or the need more urgent. The latest from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveal the devastating climate impacts the world is already experiencing with just 1.1°C of warming — and how much worse things will get as temperatures climb to 1.5°C and beyond. And vulnerable countries, despite their limited contribution to climate change and ambitious climate commitments, will continue to shoulder the bulk of this burden — threatening their economies, territories, and in some cases, their very existence as nations. Success at COP27 hinges on whether the world will prioritize the needs of the 3.6 billion people living in climate-vulnerable countries.

Join the Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) consortium for a webinar on May 12, where experts from a range of vulnerable developing countries will lay down the foundations for success at COP27, including closing the significant “emissions gap”, scaling up and delivering climate finance to build resilience to climate impacts, finally securing finance for loss and damage and holding countries accountable on their commitments. During the event, experts will also discuss the importance of keeping climate change high on the global agenda throughout 2022 and why COP27 is the moment to turn promising pledges into real action.

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


  • Ineza Grace, Coordinator, Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, Founder, the Green Protector
  • Mark Bynoe, Assistant Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
  • Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh
  • Tony La Viña, Associate Director for Climate Policy and International Relations, Manila Observatory, Philippines
  • Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Nigeria
  • Maria Laura Rojas Vallejo, Executive Director, Transforma, Colombia


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