KPMG is providing on-the-ground insights from the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

COP27 represents the world’s last best chance to limit global warming to 1.5°c, turn the Paris commitments into action, and help build a sustainable future for all. It is an opportunity for climate negotiations and to showcase climate action on the world stage.

KPMG’s COP27 Resource Center provides climate change insights aimed at helping you understand the potential impacts that COP27 may have on business, government, and society at large. We’re focused on measurable actions, and our insights can help leaders identify transformation opportunities tailored to their unique circumstances and prepare for a more sustainable future.

This is an opportunity to create a better world and tackle the most critical issues of our time. The only way to do this is together, but we must act now.

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Our Belgian expert on the ground

For the first time ever, we have a Belgian expert on the ground at COP27. Jorn Verbeeck from our sustainability team is the Lead for the Decarbonization Innovation Exchange, Global Decarbonization Hub. He brings over 20+ years of sustainability experience in the public and private sectors. He specializes in sustainability strategy, net zero cities, research and innovation and the circular economy.

Supporting cities in their fight to reduce emissions is key to advance solutions towards tackling climate change. Listen in on Jorn’s insights on the importance of cities and why emissions, sectors and issues are all linked to cities on KPMG’s ESG voices podcast series on the episode “How can technology enable cities to accelerate towards a low-carbon economy?” 



Our Insights



The status quo is no longer acceptable, and innovation requires the need to engage a diverse range of stakeholders across the globe. COP27 is connecting national governments with cities, regions, businesses, and investors to accelerate the delivery of sustainable climate innovation.



Decarbonization is a global imperative and should be a priority for businesses and governments — if the world is to combat climate change and meet its climate ambitions effectively. No one-size-fits-all solution exists and understanding the realities of climate change — and the role decarbonization plays — is critical in the path to net zero. 

KPMG professionals are passionate about helping organizations deliver on their net zero ambitions. The clean energy transition has the potential to not only lower emissions but strengthen resilience in the face of climate change and future market shocks. And a proper climate transition plan can help an organization to remain sustainable and profitable in the future. KPMG firms support organizations in developing their climate transition plans, undertaking activities including benchmarking against peers, performing gap analysis using pre-determined criteria and creating the overall transition strategy.




Water is the source of life and livelihoods. Climate impacts on water and the linkages to wider, cross cutting impacts on development and livelihoods are well documented and substantiated by credible scientific reports and analyses including most recently by the IPCC and numerous other institutions.


Our delegation

Connect with Mike

Mike Hayes

Global Climate Change Leader and Decarbonization Leader and Global Head of Renewable Energy,
KPMG International

Connect with John

John McCalla-Leacy

Global Head of ESG, KPMG International

Connect with Bridget

Bridget Beals

Partner, Co-Head of Climate Risk and Decarbonization Strategy, KPMG in the UK

Connect with Tracy

Tracy Lane

Associate Director, KPMG East Africa, KPMG in Kenya

Connect with Stine

Stine Lise Hattestad

Partner, Head of strategy and transformation in EMA ESG Hub, KPMG in Norway

Connect with Jorn

Jorn Verbeeck

Senior Manager, Sustainability and ESG, KPMG in Belgium

Connect with Edgar

Avery Johnstone

Associate, Climate Risk & Strategy, KPMG in the UK

Connect with Richard

Richard Threlfall

Global Head of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG International

Connect with María Julia Arana

María Julia Arana

Senior Manager,
KPMG in Chile

Connect with David

David Greenall

Managing Director, Low Carbon, Climate Risk & Resilience, KPMG in Canada

Connect with Riona

Riona Bowhay

Assistant Manager, ESG Climate Risk, KPMG in the UK

Connect with Arun

Arun Ghosh

Leader, Climate Data and Technology, KPMG US

Connect with Christy

Christy Wong

Trainee Consultant, ESG Advisory, KPMG in China

Connect with Marilyn

Marilyn Obaisa - Osula

Associate Director, ESG/ Sustainability, KPMG in Nigeria

Connect with Tomi

Tomi Adepoju

Partner & Head, Enterprise Risk Services, KPMG in Nigeria

Connect with Jerusalem

Jerusalem Hernández

Partner, Sustainability, KPMG in Spain

Connect with Smita

Smita Sanghrajka

Partner, KPMG East Africa

Connect with Edgar

Edgar Isingoma

Head of International Development Advisory Services, KPMG East Africa

Connect with Juanita

Juanita López

ESG South America Leader, KPMG in Colombia

Connect with Benedikt

Benedikt Herles

Director, EMA ESG hub, KPMG in Germany

Connect with Stuart

Stuart Bruce

Director, Climate Risk & Strategy, KPMG in the UK


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