COP27 Day 1

This UN climate conference is a reminder that the answer is in our ends. And the clock is ticking. We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing. Greenhouse gases keep growing, global temperatures keep rising and our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate change irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator. Antonio Guterres COP 27

Live stream from a public broadcasting hub here.

  1. His Highness Shaikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nehayan, President of the United Arab Emirates
  2. His Excellency Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Congo
  3. His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  4. His Excellency Mr. Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan, President of Seychelles
  5. His Excellency Mr. Klaus-Werner Iohannis, President of Romania
  6. His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania
  7. His Excellency Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau
  8. Her Excellency Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of United Republic of Tanzania
  9. His Excellency Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria
  10. His Excellency Mr. Abdulatif M. Jamal Rashid, President of Iraq
  11. Her Excellency Ms. Zuzana Caputova, President of Slovakia
  12. His Excellency Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic
  13. Her Excellency Ms. Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President of Honduras
  14. His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique
  15. His Excellency Mr. Taneti Maamau, President of Kiribati
  16. His Excellency Mr. William K. Ruto, President of Kenya (Speaking on behalf of the African Group of Negotiators)
  17. His Excellency Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, President of Serbia
  18. His Excellency Mr. Egils Levits, President of Latvia
  19. His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, President of Colombia
  20. His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Sammy Hichilema, President of Zambia
  21. His Excellency Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti
  22. His Excellency Mr. Bazoum Mohamed, President of Niger
  23. His Excellency Mr. Ignazio Cassis, President of Switzerland
  24. His Excellency Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon
  25. His Excellency Mr. Milo Djukanovic, President of Montenegro
  26. His Majesty King Tupou VI, President of Tonga
  27. His Excellency Mr. Rashad Mohammed Ali Al-Alimi, President of Yemen
  28. His Excellency Mr. Surangel Samuel Whipps, President of Palau
  29. His Excellency Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus
  30. His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia
  31. His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine
  32. His Excellency Mr. Shaikh Meshal Ahmad Jaber Al Sabah, Vice President of Kuwait
  33. His Excellency Mr. Maruf Amin, Vice President of Indonesia
  34. His Excellency Mr. Tiemoko Meyliet Koné, Vice President of Côte d’Ivoire
  35. His Excellency Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President of Guyana
  36. His Excellency Mr. Faisal Naseem,Vice President of Maldives
  37. His Excellency Mr. Badara A. Joof, Vice President of Gambia
  38. Her Excellency Ms. Esperaça Maria e Francisco da Costa, Vice President of Angola
  39. His Excellency Mr. Oluyemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria
  40. His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
  41. His Excellency Mr. Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  42. His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain
  43. His Excellency Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain
  44. His Excellency Mr. Yair Lapid, Prime Minister of Israel
  45. His Excellency Mr. Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister of Sweden
  46. Her Excellency Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy
  47. His Excellency Mr. Alikhan Smailov Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
  48. Her Excellency Ms. Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland
  49. His Excellency Mr. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (Speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States)
  50. His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of Senegal
  51. His Excellency Mr. Alar Karis, President of Estonia
  52. His Excellency Mr. Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
  53. His Excellency Mr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe
  54. His Excellency Mr. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of Democratic Republic of the Congo
  55. His Excellency Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, President of Botswana
  56. His Excellency Mr. Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, President of Mongolia
  57. His Excellency Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka
  58. His Excellency Mr. Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of Namibia
  59. His Excellency Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi
  60. His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France
  61. His Excellency Mr. Assoumani Azali, President of Comoros
  62. His Excellency Mr. Rumen Georgiev Radev, President of Bulgaria
  63. His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Menfi, President of Libya
  64. His Excellency Mr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of Malawi
  65. His Excellency Mr. Mahamat Idriss Deby, President of Chad
  66. His Excellency Mr. Alexander van der Bellen, President of Austria
  67. His Excellency Mr. David W. Panuelo, President of Federated States of Micronesia
  68. His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan
  69. His Excellency Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana
  70. His Excellency Mr. Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of Armenia
  71. His Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
  72. His Excellency Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  73. His Excellency Mr. Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania
  74. His Excellency Mr. Jose Maria Neves, President of Cabo Verde
  75. His Excellency Mr. Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of Togo
  76. His Excellency Mr. George Manneh Weah, President of Liberia
  77. His Excellency Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname
  78. Her Excellency Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission 
  79. His Excellency Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council
  80. His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
  81. His Excellency Mr. Andry Nirina Rajoelina, President of Madagascar
  82. His Excellency Mr. Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
  83. His Excellency Mr. Abdalftah Alburhan Abdalrhman, Head of The Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan
  84. Her Excellency Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  85. His Excellency Mr. Philip Davis, Prime Minister of Bahamas
  86. His Excellency Mr. Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu
  87. His Excellency Mr. Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada
  88. His Excellency Mr. Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta
  89. His Excellency Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Netherlands
  90. His Excellency Mr. Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of Czechia
  91.  His Excellency Mr. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See
  92. His Excellency Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway
  93. His Excellency Mr. Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium
  94. His Excellency Mr. Mark Brown, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
  95. His Excellency Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia
  96. His Excellency Mr. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan
  97. His Excellency Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece
  98. His Excellency Mr. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia
  99. His Excellency Mr. Cleopas Dlamini, Prime Minister of Eswatini
  100. His Excellency Mr. Mohamad Najib Mikati, Prime Minister of Lebanon
  101. His Excellency Mr. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  102. His Excellency Mr. Micheál Martin, Prime Minister of Ireland
  103. His Excellency Mr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
  104. His Excellency Mr. Pierre Dartout, Prime Minister of Monaco
  105. His Excellency Mr. António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
  106. His Excellency Mr. Xavier Espot Zamora, Prime Minister of Andorra
  107. Her Excellency Ms. Najla Bouden Ep Romdhan, Prime Minister of Tunisia
  108. His Excellency Mr. Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania
  109. Her Excellency Ms. Natalia Gavrilită, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  110. Her Excellency Ms. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark
  111. His Excellency Mr. Saleh Kebzabo, Prime Minister of Chad
  112. His Excellency Mr. Boris Johnson Ex Prime Minister of Britain
  113. His Excellency Mr. Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of Britain
  114. His Excellency Mr. Joe Biden, President of USA
  • Xi Jinping President of China
  • Narenda Modi Prime minister of India
  • Vladimir Putin President of Russia
  • King Charles UK ( been banned from coming by UK government)
  • Greta Thunberg
Male world leaders outnumber female world leaders by 9:1
Photo credit Nariman El-Mofty/Associated Press
  • World leaders gathered at COP27 despite war in Ukraine, energy crisis and economic turmoil.

  • The start was delayed by argument over the agenda

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Europe’s energy crisis are casting a shadow over the talks.

  • The most vulnerable countries are seeking ‘loss and damage’ compensation from the biggest polluters.

  • Egypt’s most prominent political prisoner escalates a hunger strike as the summit begins.

  • Coke is a sponsor of the climate summit. A organisation that is responsible for 3.2 million tonnes of plastic in 2021.

Green Shipping

If shipping were a “country,” it would be the eighth largest emitter. 

The Green Shipping Challenge encourages those in the shipping industry to come forward with concrete announcements that will help put the shipping sector on a pathway this decade to align with the goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C.

The Resilience Hub

This acts as a conduit for the Race to resilience and Race to Zero, a world wide group of experts tasked for delivering resilience action in their local communities and led by two UN Climate change high level Champions, High-Level Champion of Egypt: Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin and High-Level Champion of United Kingdom: Nigel Topping

The Forests and Climate Leaders’ Partnership ( FCLP).

Reducing deforestation, restoring, conserving and better managing natural and productive landscapes are crucial strategies to reduce vulnerability to impacts of climate change and store carbon in the land. In addition, it supports livelihoods, protects ecosystem biodiversity while boosting agricultural productivity for low-carbon and climate-resilient economies and societies at large.

Youth empowerment

The Regional Conference of Youth took place on 14 -16 October in South Africa. This has given a voice to many young Africans.

Based on the input received, the calls for action included the following: Climate Policy and Governance, Action for Climate Empowerment and a focus on the Green Economy.

The World Meteorological Organisation launched its provisional ‘Global State of the Climate’ report for 2022.
And it is GOOD NIGHT from Day 1