The 27th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 27), November 2022, Egypt.
CEPMLP alumnus, Kangwa-Musole George Chisanga, said:
“1) I’m excited that Africa will host such an event. The Global South should take a lot of pride in this development as we are ready to contribute more than just votes at meetings. Africa’s indigenous wisdom and knowledge is a key part of the Green Economy that can finally be appreciated and applied.
2. As regards the agenda of the event, the enhancement of skills and technology transfer can be improved in the shared interest of combatting climate change. An example of a solution I would propose (if I were speaking to leaders) is to propose significant subsidies on telecommunications equipment. Smartphones, for example, can be pre-loaded with relevant climate smart data and applications that are user-friendly for those in lower income brackets who use the least sustainable development methods.”
CEPMLP alumna, Susan Nakanwagi, said:
“A vote of thanks to the countries (e.g. Uganda, Gambia and various small island / coastal nations) whose emissions are on the low scale but have submitted their updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) on time, ahead of COP 27.
The main concern for most of these is adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change. In contrast we are yet to see significant emission reduction commitments from the major polluters. We must move from mere commitments to tangible actions!”
CEPMLP Research Insights published (October 2021) for the previous COP, 26:
- “Increasing Uptake of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in Uganda: Lessons from Morocco”; Susan Nakanwagi
- “Moving Beyond Oil and Gas: What can we learn from States in the Commonwealth?”; Peter Cameron, Daniel Gilbert, Maroof Mittha and Susan Nakanwagi
- “Navigating the Energy Transition in Africa, The Fate of Nascent Petroleum Economies in an Accelerating Global Transition”; Susan Nakanwagi
- “Responding to Climate Change and Energy Security in Africa: the case of Liquified Natural Gas”; Stephanie Ngo Pouhe
CEPMLP student papers prepared for the previous COP, 26:
- “Policy, citizen engagement and corporate strategy to transition to a sustainable world in the decisive decade”; Joe Cleary
- “Consumer Adoption of Circular Economy Practices to Mitigate the Impacts of Fast Fashion and its Over-consumption on the Environment”; Ovie Precious Frederick-Simon
- “The Importance of the World’s Oceans in Climate Change Resilience”; Lauren Geiser
- “Evaluation of the Use of the Scientific Innovation AI Technology within the Energy Sector”; Rebecca Gowens
- “Benefits, Barriers and Burdens of the Circular Economy”; Cara McKinney
- “Renewable Energy Policy in Pakistan: a critique”; Maroof Mittha
- “The Future of Nuclear Power as a Low Carbon Energy Source”; Euan Murray
- “Deep Seabed Mining: Pursuit of the Energy Transition at the expense of the Marine Environment?”; Cynthia A. Opakas