It is time to act – no excuses
One year after Glasgow, the world is meeting for another climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. And the situation could not be more pressing. Unfortunately, the world is a long way from the decade of implementation proclaimed in Scotland – on the contrary, 2021 ended with the highest GHG emissions ever measured worldwide. Global energy demand is growing exponentially as well. Furthermore, energy markets and policies have changed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, not just for the time being but for decades to come.
In short: Together for Implementation. Just and Ambitious – the motto of this year’s COP27 conference in Sharm el-Sheikh could not be timelier and more precise because action is needed more urgently than ever. But COP27 needs to deliver much more than just words – because time is running out.