27th Conference of the Parties (COP27)

Dates: November 7, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The 2022 UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Egypt as the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC. Many in the marine conservation community pointed to COP26 in 2021 as a key turning point for the ocean-climate nexus, as the Glasgow Climate Pact recognized the ocean under the UNFCCC and proposed annual dialogues to strengthen ocean-based climate action. COP27 is considered a critical meeting for securing commitments and financing commensurate with the scale and pace of climate change, which has become the most pervasive and fast-growing threat to ocean health.