The COP Presidency

The UK now holds the Presidency until COP27 later this year. There is crucial work to be done as we spend the coming months working with governments and organisations to make sure they deliver on the Glasgow Climate Pact, turning momentum into action.

We will do so by aiming for four goals:

  1. Ensuring promises on emissions reductions are kept to keep 1.5 degrees alive: That every country honours the commitment in the Glasgow Climate Pact to strengthen their climate change targets to align with the Paris temperature goal as necessary in 2022, as well as for delivering on their net zero commitments and 2030 emissions reduction targets – particularly through policies to end coal power, halt deforestation and transition to clean vehicles
  2. Delivering for climate vulnerable countries by ensuring commitments on adaptation and loss and damage are honoured: Working with donors to make progress towards doubling adaptation finance by 2025 and developing a clear proposal and funding for the Santiago Network by COP27
  3. Getting finance flowing: The UK through the COP Presidency will help ensure countries, international financial institutions and private financial institutions deliver on the commitments they have made to meet the $100bn goal. And we will aim to increase public-private partnerships to support climate action, building on the South African Just Energy Transition Partnership. We will support Parties to make progress on the post-2025 climate finance goal
  4. Working together and continuing to be an inclusive Presidency: Pushing for further action across critical sectors and  turning promises into clear delivery plans through established forums and international councils. The UK through the COP Presidency will work hand-in-hand with the COP27 President Egypt, COP28 President UAE, our international partners, business, youth and civil society, to deliver our priorities and keep climate at the top of the international agenda