EU with bigger climate ambitions for COP27
The EU has agreed to increase its climate ambitions for the UN climate conference COP27, which will be held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November, https://euobserver.com/ reports.
After pledging to cut carbon emissions by 55 percent in 2030 as part of its 12,000-page "Fit for 55" legislative proposal, EU experts hope the ambitions will be increased.
One of the most concrete proposals to address the climate finance gap came from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at an informal summit in the Democratic Republic of Congo in early October - the creation of a Loss and Damage Fund. It will raise money from governments in regular voluntary fundraising rounds in a model similar to the UN's €100 billion Green Climate Fund.
EnEffect has been actively involved in Walk2COP27, a major initiative launched in September to raise the profile of climate change. The virtual journey through 12 countries from Scotland to Egypt, which Bulgaria hosted on 20th October with the participation of representatives of WWF, Climate-KIC, REKK, Climateca, For the Earth / Young For the Earth, PanGea, Gabrovo Municipality.
Anyone can participate in Walk2COP27 by tracking the kilometres covered in the atlasGO app (walking, running, cycling or wheelchair). According to the number of participants and kilometres walked, young trees are planted. So far, 1543 people have participated, 52 673 km have been covered and 26 336 trees have been planted. You can register here: https://www.walk2cop27.com/register-now