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COP27 What to Watch: Climate Progress Hinges on Crucial Week Two

Many of the big names have now left the climate talks in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. That means the real work is about to start. 

A COP27 logo sign in the grounds of the Green Zone area at the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 8, 2022.

A COP27 logo sign in the grounds of the Green Zone area at the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 8, 2022.

Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg

It’s been more than a week since delegates from nearly 200 countries touched down in the coastal town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to wrestle with how to implement their climate promises against a backdrop of an unprecedented energy crisis.

Around 45,000 attendees at COP27 battled the hot Egyptian sun as they darted between over-air-conditioned convention halls for meetings and panel sessions.