COP27 UN Climate Change Conference 2022

On the 6-18 November, COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The Swedish Energy Agency was part of the Swedish negotiation delegation.

What was COP27 all about?

The issue of damages and losses due to disaster received the most attention during COP27; countries affected by extreme weather shall be able to receive financial support to help rebuild and restore infrastructure, housing, and damages to nature. During the meeting, the participating countries agreed to set up a new fund for damages and losses. Details on financing and eligibility have yet to be decided.

There was no agreement concerning the issue of emission control and the work towards reaching the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. The delegation is hoping to see more focus on emission reduction in Dubai 2023 at COP28.

Our role in the negotiations

The Swedish Energy Agency´s main role in the Swedish negotiation delegation is to to focus on regulations surrounding Article 6 under the Paris Agreement, emissions reductions trading. The Agency also participates in negotiations concerning technology development and distribution of sustainable technology.

Our participation in the pavilions

During the negotiations at COP27 there were also several side events on various topics like the implementation of Article 6, funding and supporting of cleantech companies, fossil-free steel, and carbon capture and storage. Here are all of the events that the Swedish Energy Agency took part in.

November 8

European Climate Leadership and the Path Forward
Zero-Carbon Future pavilion
Watch online via catf.us

Designing Impactful Cleantech Innovation Challenges
South African pavilion

November 9

Supporting new green tech companies
Organisers: Nasdaq with Swedish Energy Agency, Stockholm Exergi, Normative och Minesto as partner
Swedish pavilion
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November 10

The Swedish industry transition: Fossil fuel-free steel to change the world
Swedish pavilion
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Carbon capture and storage
Swedish pavilion
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November 11

How can Article 6 implementation raise ambition and support sustainable development?
Organisers: Swedish Energy Agency, NEFCO, UNEP CCC, Wuppertal Institute
Nordic pavilion
Watch online via norden.org

The Potential of Carbon Finance in accelerating the Energy Transition
Organiser: Swedish Energy Agency
Swedish pavilion
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UNDP launch event of Article 6 capacity building and learning course
Organisers: UNDP with Swedish Energy Agency as partner
UNFCCC pavilion
Watch online via undp.org

Producing Green Steel: How Do We Get Real?
Organiser: Topsoe with Swedish Energy Agency as partner
Danish pavilion

November 14

Operationalizing Article 6 of the Paris Agreement in Pakistan
Organiser: Asian Development Bank with Swedish Energy Agency as partner
Pakistan pavilion

November 15

Case Study: How Energy Storage delivers Combined Heat & Power (CHP) for Sustainable Agriculture
Swedish Pavilion
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November 16

Article 6 Implementation Partnership
Organisers: Japan with The Swedish Energy Agency as partner
Japanese pavilion

Carbon Pricing to Foster the Clean Energy Transitions: focus on domestic markets and Article 6 implementation
Organisers: IEA; K-ECO, ADB, ICAP
Korean pavilion

November 17

Implementing Article 6: MDB Experience a year after Glasgow.
Organiser: Article 6 Working Group of the Multilateral Development Banks
MDB Pavilion