UNDP India at COP 27- Key highlights

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November 9, 2022

The Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 27) is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to November 18, 2022. Countries worldwide have gathered to discuss the state of the global response to the climate challenge and the next steps to address this existential crisis.

COP 27 is an important milestone for achieving concrete progress and moving the needle on the climate agenda. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, set the tone of the Conference, stating, "We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator."


COP 27 and UNDP India: A Snapshot

Together with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), UNDP is leading the action from the India Pavilion at COP 27. The Pavilion is based on the theme of India's flagship campaign - LiFE- Lifestyle for Environment.

Winners of COP27 Young Scholar Programme with the Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav

UNDP India
  • MoEFCC, UNDP, UN in India and UNEP India organised a session on the sidelines of COP 27 at the India Pavilion in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The session 'Understanding the Concept of LiFE' highlights experiences and best practices to support strategies and action towards sustainable living and climate action.
  • At the side-session, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Sh. Bhupender Yadav and senior dignitaries from UNEP, UNDP and UNFCCC also released a compendium of best practices, Prayaas Se Prabhaav Tak – From Mindless Consumption to Mindful Utilization. The compendium proposes behaviour change frameworks that can support the development of policies to drive sustainable consumption and production worldwide. It also showcases some LiFE actions from India, demonstrating climate-friendly practices and behaviours to inspire others to make a difference.
  • UNDP, MoEFCC, and the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) jointly launched the "In Our LiFEtime" campaign. It calls for ideas from youth across the world. The youth will be encouraged to submit their climate actions that are sustainable and scalable that can be shared globally. Based on the submissions, an Innovation Summit to promote the exchange and enhancement of ideas among students, colleges, and experts will be facilitated by India at COP 28.
  • At the launch of the India Pavilion on November 6, Mr. Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, felicitated winners of the COP27 Young Scholar Programme. The Programme initiated by UNDP India and UNICEF provided a platform to the youth to share their climate action initiatives. More than 350 youth from 27 states across India sent their entries for the programme.
  • A side event on 'Mainstreaming climate risk in corporate investing - the role of financial disclosures' was moderated by UNDP India and IORA Ecological Solutions at the India Pavilion. ·
  • UNDP India Youth Climate Champion Prajakta Koli and Women at Work ambassador Bhumi Pednekar have been featured in the 'Dear World Leaders' global campaign being broadcast at the UNFCCC COP27 plenary venue.
  • Experts from UNDP India are participating in discussions and sharing UNDP’s work on:
  1. Delivering climate resilience through social protection
  2. Productive Decarbonisation Pathways to Achieve India's Net Zero Targets
  3. Towards a Carbon-Neutral Bihar in the Brick Sector- Showcasing a Public-private Partnership Approach

More on COP27

Understanding the concept of LiFE

Compendium- Prayaas Se Prabhaav Tak: From Mindless Consumption to Mindful Utilization