Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Between November 6 and November 19, 2022, Environmental Defence experts will join leaders, experts and advocates from around the world in Egypt for this year’s session of the global climate negotiations, COP27. These negotiations follow a devastating year of climate catastrophes in Canada and around the world.

Crucial issue under discussion at COP27 include:

  • a mechanism to account for and fund loss and damages caused by climate change;
  • the “dash for gas” by global fossil gas producers seeking to expand production in African nations;
  • following through on national commitments to end public funding for fossil fuels, including in Canada;
  • commitments to align private financial flows with climate goals; and
  • updating national climate pledges, known as “Nationally Determined Contributions”.

For more more detailed  information about Canada’s commitments, record to date, and the topics under discussion, please see our backgrounder:

When: Sunday, November 6 to Saturday, November 19, 2022

Experts available to comment:

From Egypt:

  • Julia Levin – National Climate Program Manager
  • Julie Segal – Senior Program Manager, Climate Finance

In Toronto:

  • Aliénor Rougeot, Climate and Energy Program Manager
  • Dave Gray-Donald, Oil and Gas Program Manager
  • Keith Brooks, Programs Director

In Ottawa:

  • Aly Hyder Ali, Oil and Gas Program Manager
  • Nate Wallace, Clean Transportation Program Manager

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

In Canada: Alex Ross,

In Egypt: Barbara Hayes,