A Report from COP 27. The Conference of Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making forum of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), bringing signatory governments together once a year to discuss and agree on how to jointly address climate change and its impacts. In November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change. This year’s COP 27 is more urgent than ever for the world to take concrete, measurable steps to counteract climate change. At Falling Walls, Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, reports live on the developments in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. In his address, he analyses the discussions at COP 27 in the light of the planetary boundaries framework, which he co-initiated to discuss the limits within which the earth can sustain Holocene-like conditions.
The planetary boundaries concept proposes boundaries – or quantitative ceilings – beyond which we risk inducing abrupt changes that could push our planet into a state that is more hostile to humanity. In this context, he applies sustainable principles of nutrition, describing how we can adjust our diet to live within the planetary boundaries.

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