International Law in Brief
COP27 Summit Yields Draft Agreement on Climate Change
By: Justine N. Stefanelli | November 21, 2022 - 9:34am
This month's COP27 climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in a draft agreement on climate change (called a cover decision). At 20 pages, the draft covers several issues, including food and energy crises, emissions, financing, technology, capacity building, cooperation, and periodic review of progress. According to The Guardian (which provides a helpful breakdown of key aspects of the draft), the many placeholders in the draft demonstrate that "some of the most contentious issues . . . have yet to be resolved."