COP27 – highlighting the impact of climate change on farmers

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We'll be representing you at COP27 in Egypt this year from 6-18 November. Find out how we're promoting farmers' efforts towards net zero ambitions, as well as stressing how increasingly adverse weather conditions are impacting farmers. 

What is COP27?

COP27 is the 27th meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference, which brings together heads of state, academics and a host of organisations and businesses from around the world to discuss and negotiate measures to tackle climate change. COP27 aims to becomes the moment when the world moves from negotiation to implementation and where words are translated into actions.

This year’s host is Egypt, and as such the event will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, from 6 to 18 November.

Read more information on the Sharm Climate Change Conference and the Egyptian government’s work as host.

How we're representing British farmers

The NFU has represented British farmers and the wider farmers’ constituency at every COP since 2015. We were there when the Paris Accord was agreed. The terms ‘food security’ and ‘food production’ both made it into the final agreement, much to the satisfaction of farmers across the world.

This year we will be promoting the work farmers are doing to produce climate-friendly food, highlighting how severe weather is affecting farming and the impact that the energy crisis is having on farm businesses.

NFU Cymru President Aled Jones will be speaking during the conference about the critical need for finance and investment in the sector, and to show our willingness to work with farmers across the world to improve agriculture’s climate credentials.

Dates for your diary

Aled Jones President

NFU Cymru President, Aled Jones

Agriculture has a much higher profile at COP27 than it did at COP26.

World leaders arriving in Sharm for the start of the conference will be debating food security at one of many roundtables. Designated agricultural and food system days will be held on 11, 12 and 14 November which will see a large number of relevant events and discussions.

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