Anticipatory action events at COP27

In November, Sharm El-Sheikh will host COP27, with policymakers, scientists, practitioners and activists from across the planet gathering to debate and decide the next steps for tackling the climate crisis. 

Anticipatory action will be a recurring theme among many of these discussions. On this page you can find a list of relevant events for practitioners, scientists and policymakers in this field.

Please share any anticipatory action events happening at COP27 using this form and we will add them to this page.

The event overview will be continuously updated as we receive new information.

This page is is being updated with support from the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership.

10th November 2022

Field experiences of dealing with Losses and Damages and lessons for a Global Mechanism on L&D 

Date

10th November 2022

Time

13:15 - 14:45 (EET)

Hosts

Ecuador

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Speaker

National governments: of Ecuador, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Peru, ev. First Minister of Scotland;

Local actors: (virtual) from the Andes, Ethiopia, Bangladesh

Civil society: CJRF, CAN/Third World Network, Alliance 2015

Representatives of financial organisations: Reinsurance actors

Location

Memphis (300)

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

Local, national, global experiences of dealing with current losses and damages (IPCC, AR6) - early warning, disaster risk reduction, social safety nets, cash transfers, planned relocation, diversification will be presented and assessed for operationalization of a loss and damage mechanism.

The role and limits of humanitarian action in the face of rising losses and damages

Date

10th November 2022

Time

18:30 - 20:00 (EET)

Hosts

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Concern Worldwide

Mercy Corps

Plan International (Plan)

Speaker

Nancy Tembo,Min.of Foreign Affairs Malawi Vasiti Soko,Dir.Nat.Disaster Manag. Fiji Lesley Ndlovu,CEO ARC Ltd Nuha Eltinay,MENA Resurgence Khadeeja Naseem,Min.of Enviro.Maldives Asha Mohamed,SG Kenya Red Cross Co-applicants: Plan International,Concern Worldwide and Mercy Corps

Location

Memphis (300)

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

Actions the humanitarian sector is taking to support vulnerable communities dealing with L&D, including climate-induced and extreme weather-related displacements, early warning early action, climate-smart response, scaling up effective action that ensures the most vulnerable are not left behind

11th November 2022

Scaling-up early warning and early action through comprehensive disaster and climate risk management

Date

11th November 2022

Time

14:00 - 15:30  (EET)

Hosts

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Location

Hatshepsut

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

The ambitious plan to achieve universal early warning coverage in the next five years requires an all-out effort by multiple actors, stakeholders, and institutions. This in turn necessitates a coherent policy basis that will enable the most conducive governance ecosystem.
The event will share replicable, and scalable integrated disaster risk reduction and climate action that will facilitate the achievement of such an ambitious plan and contribute to long-term resilience.

Mitigating climate risks, enhancing resilience: towards early warning systems for all

Date

11th November 2022

Time

18:30 - 20:00  (EET)

Hosts

France

Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO)

Commission de l'ocean Indien (COI)

Speaker

French Minister for Energy Transition, H.E. Agnès Pannier-Runacher, tbc WMO Secretary General, Pr. Petteri Taalas, tbc Representatives from CREWS beneficiary countries and partners Representative from a CREWS contributing member, ministerial level Other UN officials and relevant organisations

Location

Memphis (300)

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

This event aims to take stock of the results achieved through the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative (CREWS) regarding climate risk mitigation and early warnings coverage, and explore what it would take to achieve the objective of covering everyone on earth within 5 years.

12th November 2022

Rising up from drought together: Towards global action for drought resilience

Date

12th November 2022

Time

13:15 - 14:45 (EET)

Hosts

Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Speaker

Mr. Johan Rockström; Mr. Mohamed Abdel Aty; Mr. Abdulrahman Al Fadley; Mr. John Kerry, US Climate Envoy; Ms. Maisa Rojas; Ms. Teresa Ribera; Mr. Alain Richard Donwahi; Ms. Maria Helena Semedo; Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw; Ms. Inger Andersen; Mr. Mathias Cormann; Mr. Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Mr. Tony Simons.

Location

Hatshepsut (300)

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

Drought puts livelihoods and ecosystems at risk. This high-level session features the importance of a collaborative approach to address drought proactively at all levels, through holistic approaches that include early warning, prevention, response and ultimately building drought resilience.

14th November 2022

The Role of Early Warning, Anticipatory Action & Effective Communication for Resilience Building

Date

14th November 2022

Time

15:00 - 16:30 (Sharm El-Sheikh time)

Hosts

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (IGAD-ICPAC), BBC Media Action, Imperial College London, Met Office Hadley Center

Speaker

Dr Guleid Artan, Dr Linda Ogallo, Dr Ahmed Amdihun (ICPAC), Ms. Lisa Robinson (BBC Media Action), Mr Paul Davies or Ms Helen Bye (Met Office Hadley Center), Dr Caroline Wainwright (Grantham Institute), Dr Joyce Kimutai or Patricia Nying'uro (Kenya Met Dept)

Location

Hatshepsut 

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

This event will explore what early warning, anticipatory actions and effective communication for resilience and adaptation looks like in Eastern Africa, and how decision makers at various levels including communities can be engaged in the production of climate services and disaster risk management.

15th November 2022

Resilience Hub DRM#3: "What does success look like for universal early warning coverage and effective AA for all?" 

Date

15th November 2022

Time

9:00 - 10:30 (EET)

Hosts

REAP

UNDRR

Location

Resilience Hub

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

Early this year, the United Nations Secretary-General made a call to ensure every person on Earth is protected by early warning systems within five years. The response to the call should consider the end-to-end people-centered early warning value chain – from risk assessments to infrastructure and community last-mile outreach. Better availability and quality of data, financial resources, effective governance and coordination arrangements among stakeholders will strengthen MHEWS particularly in LDCs, SIDS and African countries.
But early warning systems must also be inclusive of communities most at risk with adequate institutional, financial and human capacity to act on early warnings. Community participation must be embedded early on in the planning and design of EWEA. Shock-responsive social protection mechanisms offer far-reaching solutions towards universal action, as do innovative insurance solutions.
With many good practices available, this session will discuss what success should look like for this ambitious new initiative.

17th November 2022

Addressing Climate-induced Loss and Damage and Building Long-term Resilience of Vulnerable Groups

Date

17th November 2022

Time

13:15 - 14:45 (EET)

Hosts

Niger

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Speaker

Dr Kamayé Maazou, Executive Secretary CNEDD & Focal Point UNFCCC for Niger; Mr. Issa Garba, RJNCC/ AYICC; Ms Vositha Wijenayake, SLYCAN Trust; Ms Fatchima Nourra, ANSEN; Mr. Gousmane Moussa, Coordinator NAP; Mr. Sani Ayouba, JVE Niger; Representatives from GNDR, youth; UNFCCC/WIM/LEG representatives

Location

Memphis (300)

In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid

In-person

Brief description

This event focuses on climate-induced migration, economic losses and damages in food systems & non-economic losses due to change in ways of life. It presents how inclusive & participatory policy & actions, synergies between DRR & climate policy & processes could scale up climate resilience of all.

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