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We are in a race against time. Extreme weather events, a global energy crisis and an urgency to do more to mitigate climate change have created a challenge of enormous scale. To find answers, the world joins hands at the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, November 6-18. The largest and most important annual climate summit brings together governments, businesses, investors, environmental influencers and academia to ideate, collaborate and discuss climate actions.

CGI is proud to once again participate in the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and to be a partner of the COP27 Presidency and the host nation. (Read the press release and learn more about our sustainability services and solutions.)

We believe technology innovations are critical to addressing the growing climate crisis. This year, our experts are engaging with partners and clients to discuss the technology industry’s pivotal role in helping governments and businesses transition to net zero. We are pleased to host several LinkedIn Live events during COP27 to bring this content to all our stakeholders.

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A conversation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

November 7, 11:00-11:45 EET
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Hear from UNFCCC’s leaders Achraf Ibrahim and Miguel Naranjo on the role government, NGO and industry leaders play in advancing climate action.

Regenerative agriculture and technology solutions

November 7, 16:00-17:00 EET
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The health of the ecological system is as important as the high production yields of crops. James Johnson from the National Farmers’ Union explores technology's role in regenerative agriculture.

Harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation to achieve sustainable development goals

November 8, 11:00-11:30 EET
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Biotechnologist and Entrepreneur Dr. Hayat Sindi discusses opportunities to harness the power of science, technology and innovation to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

The role of technology in climate action

November 8, 14:30-15:30 EET
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Chris Howes, Programme Commercial Director at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Martin Baxter, Director of Policy and External Affairs at IEMA, explore the role of technology in advancing sustainable enterprises.

CGI’s SEEDS Initiative: Research, innovation and technology

November 9, 10:00-11:00 EET
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SEEDS (Sustainability Exploration Environmental Data Science) is a research initiative to challenge the thinking and practice around sustainability. Listen to a panel discussion of our academic partners on why collaboration between academia and industry is vital to delivering sustainable solutions.

Green finance and climate action

November 9, 12:00-13:00 EET
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Financial resources and sound investments are needed to address climate change. Experts from Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), Mercer, abrdn Investment Trusts, NatWest Markets Plc, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) and CGI discuss the need to reduce emissions and promote adaptation to negate the impacts already occurring, and build ongoing resilience. 

Child rights and climate change

November 10, 14:00-15:00 EET
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Hear from UNICEF's Emidio Machiana on a set of recommendations and opportunities to integrate child rights and climate change action, and how businesses can support this endeavor.

Accounting and sustainability disclosure standards

November 11, 15:00-16:00 EET
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Mardi McBrien, Director of Strategic Affairs at the IFRS Foundation, discusses the growing importance of sustainability reporting and disclosures to investors and other stakeholders.

Business and the circular economy

November 15, 11:00-12:00 EET
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Claire Shrewsbury from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) provides an overview of how collaboration between suppliers, customers and infrastructure is at the heart of the transition to a circular economy.