Climate Change


UCL’s Contribution to COP27

Explore our COP27 page to find out more about how UCL research influences the COP27 process.

What is COP27?

Egypt is hosting the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheik from 06 November to 18 November 2022. With so much climate action occurring globally this is one of the most important climate summits in history.

This event needs to change the course of the human story and our interaction with nature. Read more about the importance and history of climate change negotiations.

How is UCL shaping the COP27 debate?

Academic Institutions such as UCL, play a critical role in influencing decision-makers to implement effective climate change policies. Our researchers and academics stand at the core of UK and global climate research.


Read COP27 related news from across UCL:

Campaigns and projects

Find out about some of our top campaigns and projects - helping shape the debate, including:

Meet our experts

Meet our climate experts attending the COP27 UN climate summit.

How to get involved

COP27 is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

You can get engaged with the COP process; by lobbying your MP or Government representative for your country to adhere to or better their existing COP contributions. This will make it more likely that your government will stick to its commitments, and encourage it to take stronger action – you can find your country’s Nationally Determined Contributions here.

But you can also support your country, and hence the global effort, by taking action at any level you can. Building global momentum requires leadership at all levels – home, school, workplace, neighbourhood, city, region, as well as the national level. 

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Event Highlights

Event: Directing Finance to meet climate and health goals

Directing Finance to meet Climate and Health Goals

07 November 2022, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm - Join the UCL IIPP for this COP27 panel discussion "When will leaders lead?” exploring the role of the state in mobilising and directing finance for climate and health. Moderated by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. The session will include keynote remarks from Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and responses from Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development for Egypt, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.

Climate protest poster that reads 'One World'

Public Health Voices Webinar: Voices from COP27

22 November 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm - Come and hear from the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences’ experts who attended COP27, as they discuss climate change, health and justice, and what needs to be done to take action towards achieving the world's collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention.

Green image with text that reads 'The Bartlett: Inclusive Spaces'

Inclusive Spaces: Disability-Inclusive Design for Climate Resilient Cities

14 December 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm - Join The Bartlett for an online event exploring the impacts of the climate crisis on disabled people and inclusive design for climate resilience, including a post-COP27 analysis.