The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November 2022. This conference will bring policymakers, climate activists, and civil society representing a range of stakeholders together to advance global commitments for addressing the climate crisis.
IFLA is a member of the Climate Heritage Network Steering Committee and as such, we have been actively working throughout 2022 to help put culture on the COP27 agenda, and we are sending our largest-ever delegation to a COP meeting:
- IFLA Headquarters staff member Claire McGuire will help represent the Climate Heritage Network in the Blue Zone for the first week of COP27
- Marwa El Sahn, member of IFLA’s Regional Division for the Middle East and North Africa Committee will participate in events in the Green Zone and in a special culture programme at the Sharm el Sheikh Museum
- Heba Ismail, member of IFLA’s Regional Division for the Middle East and North Africa Committee, will participate in events in the Green Zone and help represent the Climate Heritage Network in the Blue Zone during the thematic day on Youth & Future Generations (10 November).
Library perspectives will be included in both the public “Green” zones and restricted “Blue” zones, where IFLA will join Climate Heritage Network’s delegation to participate in official COP27 proceedings and side events.
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