The Capacity-building Hub at COP27 will once again welcome climate change capacity-building organizations, experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts to contribute to enabling more global climate action.
The Hub is a direct response to the aim of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB) to address existing and emerging gaps and needs in implementing and upgrading climate change capacity-building in poor countries.
On November 9, the 4th Capacity-building Hub will start with its Capacity-building Day. This will be followed by a number of thematic days, including the Implementing Articles 6 & 13 of the Paris Agreement Day, the Just Transition & Sustainable Economies Day, the Open Space Learning Day, the Oceans & Land Day, and the Building Capacity with the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Day, with the PCCB's Focus Area Day concluding the event.
These seven thematic days under the auspices of the 4th Capacity-building Hub will be populated by forty-eight unique events organized by fifty-five various groups.
While the 1st Capacity-building Hub at COP24 created the groundwork for an inclusive and interactive platform for the thriving community of capacity-building players, the 2nd Capacity-building Hub at COP25 expanded the number of actors involved. At the 3rd Capacity-building Hub at COP26, more than 4,700 people and over 250 experts from a variety of industries and regions convened to exchange information on capacity-building gaps, needs, and possibilities. PCCB is now prepared to welcome all attendees to the 4th Capacity-building Hub at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
This year, the Capacity-building Hub brings together diverse lead partners, such as the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and CliMates, to establish the Capacity-building Hub.
The 4th Capacity-building Hub will continue to offer a platform for experiences and ideas to enable more ambitious climate action, especially in this period of implementation, as it has in past years.