The UN climate summit this November in Egypt represents a major opportunity to address the needs of vulnerable countries, especially related to adaptation, resilience and loss and damage. Vulnerable countries’ urgent needs are underscored by the recent work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which revealed the devastating climate impacts we are already experiencing with just 1.1°C of warming — and how much worse things will get as temperatures climb to 1.5°C and beyond.

In this “Call for Enhanced Implementation” ACT2025 lays out the five areas all governments need to deliver on before and during COP27 to ensure a fair, ambitious and robust response to the climate crises:

  1. Bridge the mitigation gap to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C
  2. Deliver high quality and scaled up finance flows, especially to the most vulnerable
  3. Enhance efforts to implement adaptation measures
  4. Secure finance for loss and damage
  5. Implement the Paris Rulebook to hold countries and non-state actors accountable