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 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. 

To showcase the importance of accelerating climate and sustainable energy innovation, KPMG professionals have developed the Net Zero Urban Program in collaboration with United Cities, which seeks to accelerate the scale and speed at which we can achieve net zero in urban environments.  To complement the program, a new concept has been developed called the ‘decarbonization innovation exchange’ which will be used as a digital platform to help attract the providers of technology solutions and financial investors to address the problems identified using the digital twin technology.



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.



Just energy transition

To ensure a sustainable energy transition is done fairly and equitably, all stakeholders must consider environmental and social outcomes equally. A just energy transition is an opportunity to reduce social inequalities and other undesirable impacts on economies and vulnerable communities worldwide. It is also an opportunity to step up and help developing countries with resources that help them adapt.

KPMG, the global organization, is supporting the UN Development Programme and the World Wildlife Fund in the development of the Alliance for Just Energy Transformation (A-JET). This voluntary initiative aims to share understanding and catalyze transformative action toward the successful implementation of just transition policies worldwide — even as the details of the transitions differ across each jurisdiction. The objective is to establish the initiative and set up a work program for the year ahead.


Mobilization of capital

If the world is to reduce and mitigate the effects of global warming, the mobilization of capital can translate into tangible action. Investment can act as a catalyst for change — and resource mobilization is a critical effort in the fight against climate change.

KPMG International is a sponsor of the Resilience Hub, a virtual and physical space to mobilize action on resilience at COP27 and beyond. As part of the ongoing collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership, KPMG professionals will bring perspectives on accountability as it relates to climate resilience and finance.



The young generation of today has grown up in a global and digital environment and their horizons may be quite different to that of their parents and generations before. Ensuring that the voice of NextGen is heard loud and clear is one of the objectives of COP27.


Listen to the event recordings

Session 1: UGIH Core-partner Introductory Remarks

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
7 Nov | 10:00-11:00 EET

Session 2: High-level session on systems change and climate and sustainability innovations (Part 1)

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
7 Nov | 11:00-12:00 EET

Everybody’s business: how to engage suppliers for transformation

Climate Action Stage [Livestream] - Innovation zone
7 Nov | 13:30-14:15 EET

Session 7: UGIH city-focused innovation and implementation sessions - focusing on Goyang city demonstration pilot and extension of methodology toward global cities

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
7 Nov | 17:23-17:55 EET

Digital Innovations for Climate Finance Action

Digital Innovation Pavilion (DIP) [Livestream] – Blue zone
8 Nov | 16:30-18:00 EET

Global Financial Solutions Summit - Innovative green bonds and national sustainability development budgets

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
9 Nov | 10:00-12:00 EET

Session 3: Taste test: a first look-back on the Urban Implementation Cookbook

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
9 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

Innovative Mobilization Platforms

World Bank Group Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
9 Nov | 15:00-15:45 EET

Session 5: Innovative financial instruments for climate and sustainability solutions

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] - Blue zone
9 Nov | 15:00-16:00 EET

Net zero urban program: Linking capital to solutions

Innovation hub pavilion – Blue zone
9 Nov | 16:00-17:00 EET

How Accountability Enables Locally-Led Adaptation: Driving the quality of climate finance

Resilience Hub Pavilion [Livestream] – Blue zone
11 Nov | 10:30-12:00 EET

Addressing energy access inequalities through the clean energy transition and financial innovation for resilience

Resilience Hub Pavilion [Livestream] - Blue zone
11 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

Islamic finance & carbon markets: Innovative solutions and collaboration to address climate change challenges

Resilience hub pavilion - Blue zone
11 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

Transition plans panel 

We mean business pavillion - Blue zone
12 Nov | 18:00-19:00 EET

Implementation requires more support from the people

We Play Green [Livestream] - Blue zone
14 Nov | 11:30-12:30 EET

Are women’s voices loud enough in the climate debate?

Bankers for Net-Zero [Livestream] - Green zone
14 Nov | 14:00-14:30 EET

Youth and Business Engagement

We Mean Business Pavilion [Livestream] - Blue zone
15 Nov | 10:30-11:30 EET

Alliance for Just Energy Transformation

UNDP Pavilion [Livestream] - Blue zone
15 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

An expanded climate innovation agenda for regions and cities

Climate Action Stage [Livestream] - Innovation zone
15 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

Enabling the development and up scaled deployment of Green Hydrogen through Systemic Innovation’

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] - Blue zone
15 Nov | 14:00-15:00 EET

UK COP 26 Presidency event: Accelerating the Global Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles

Action Room 1 - Ibis [Livestream] - Blue zone
17 Nov | 15:00-16:30 EET

Taste test: a first look-back on the Urban Implementation Cookbook

Innovation HUB Pavilion [Livestream] - Innovation zone
18 Nov | 12:00-13:00 EET

Let insights accelerate your climate action

COP27 reflections webcast
8 Dec


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