United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

November 6-18, 2022
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

This year’s annual international summit on climate change, known as COP27, has been controversial since long before the opening gavel: The United Nations has been criticized for holding the meeting at an expensive, inaccessible resort in Egypt, and the U.S. is catching flak for failing to champion financial relief for countries already suffering climate change impacts. During 12 days of talks, world leaders will address the threat climate change poses to human rights and human survival on a warming planet. Texas in particular has experienced a rise in climate-related disasters and will face unique challenges in terms of human migration, disaster resilience, and vulnerable populations. At the same time, Texas researchers and entrepreneurs are developing solutions to help get us out of this mess.

In partnership with Texas Impact/Texas Interfaith Power & Light, The Austin Chronicle is providing an inside look at COP. Austinite Bee Moorhead leads a crew of advocates, policy experts, and videographers to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Check back here for their daily dispatches from the conference and analysis of what this high-stakes global climate policy meeting means for Texas.

Texas Impact/Texas Interfaith Power & Light is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000, providing theologically grounded public policy analysis to people of faith and other Texans. The Interfaith Center is the research and education partner of Texas Impact, a 501(c)(4) interfaith legislative advocacy network.

COP27: Fossil of the Day Award
COP27: Fossil of the Day Award
Turkey honored as the country that's "the best at being the worst"

Nov. 21, 2022

COP27: Protecting the Human Rights of Climate Refugees
Human Rights & Climate Refugees
VIDEO: Experts consider the legal & moral issues of climate migration

Nov. 21, 2022

COP27: Ride a Bike, Save the Planet
Ride a Bike, Save the Planet
The role of cycling in the new mobility paradigm

Nov. 16, 2022

COP27: The Case for Why Texas Is the Most Vulnerable State in the Country to Climate Impacts
Why Texas Is So Vulnerable to Climate Impacts
Pick your poison: drought, flood, heat wave, hurricane

Nov. 16, 2022

COP27: American Advocates Grapple With the U.S.'s Climate Impact
Grappling With the U.S.'s Climate Impact
From afflicted to afflicter: "I am part of the problem here"

Nov. 14, 2022

COP27: Ukraine and the Climate Impact of War
Ukraine and the Climate Impact of War
WATCH: Beaman Floyd discusses national defense and the climate

Nov. 11, 2022

COP27: Harsh Words for the Host Country
COP27: Harsh Words for the Host Country
Egypt earns Thursday's Fossil of the Day Award

Nov. 11, 2022

COP27: The Fossil of the Day Award
Fossil of the Day Award
Ironically awarding the nation "doing the most to do the least"

Nov. 10, 2022

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Nov. 10, 2022

COP27: How Climate Change Impacts Island Communities
Climate Change and Island Communities
VIDEO: Kelly Takaya King talks about her work in Hawaii

Nov. 9, 2022

COP27: A Handful of Corporations and Countries Are Responsible for the Mess We're In
Who's Responsible Here
VIDEO: Harjeet Singh (CAN International) on loss and damage

Nov. 8, 2022

COP27: The Beloved Community Considers the Climate Crisis
Faith and the Climate Crisis
VIDEO: Bishop Marc Andrus on the interfaith climate community

Nov. 7, 2022

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