The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will convene in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to accelerate action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The science is unambiguous: climate change affects everyone. It poses a "threat to human well-being and global health" (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change WG II Report).
The effects of the climate crisis on human mobility are profound. In 2021 alone, natural disasters caused 23,7 million internal displacements (Global Report of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2021). Climate action is imperative. Without early and concerted climate and development action, according to the World Bank, over 216 million people could become internal climate migrants by 2050.
We must act immediately and involve the entire society. We must bolster the resilience of the populace and transition from negotiation to implementation. We must deliver for humanity, its dignity, and future generations at COP27, at COP27, we cannot abandon anyone.