How Will World Leaders Address Climate Change During COP27?

As world leaders gather at the annual meeting known as COP27, people from around the world come together online to explore the possibilities for sustainable development at this New York Times event, from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. It will be broadcast live.

Over three days, you will hear from speakers including Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization; Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland; and Simon Steele, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Here is a selection of sessions:

“On the Edge of Development: Where Will COP27 Take Us?” Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland; Hakima El Haité, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP22; And Laurence Tobiana, France’s former chief climate negotiator and now chief executive of the European Climate Foundation, talks with Somini Sengupta of The New York Times.

“How close are we to tipping?” Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Hoezing Li, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, talk to The Times’ Max Barrick.

“In Conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”. Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, speaks with Max Bearak.

“Extreme heat, extreme solution” Neshad Shafi, co-founder of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, and Eleni Mirveli, chief heat officer for the City of Athens, talk with The Times’ Marjorie Ulster.

“In Conversation with Simon Steele” Simon Steele, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, talks with The Times’ Lisa Friedman.

“In Conversation with Wanjira Mathai and Akinwomi Adesina”. African Development Bank President Akinwomi Adesina and World Resources Institute Managing Director Wanjira Mathai speak with The Times’ Abdi Latif.

“Green Transformation in the Middle East”. Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive of Masdar; Mahmoud Muhyiddin, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP27; And Nora Mansouri, energy expert and author, talks with The Times’ Vivien Yee.

“Growing pains in Europe”. Jennifer Morgan, Germany’s climate envoy, and others talk with The Times’ David Gillis.

View the full program.

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