Episode 1

Published on:

16th Dec 2022

What happened at COP27? Part I

COP27, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, was expected to be the ‘Implementation COP’ that would translate previous commitments and plans for tackling climate change into tangible action. However, the immediate reaction in the aftermath of the conference was that it was marred by organisational issues and ultimately failed to deliver on its promise.

 Our host, Vitor Tomaz, is joined in this episode by Professor Thomas Hale, who attended COP27, to discuss the evolution of global climate governance, the outcomes of COP27, the ins and outs of being a civil society participant at a COP, how an emerging policymaker can be influential in the climate space, and the top two priorities to stay on track to remain under 1.5 degrees Celsius. Professor Thomas Hale is a Professor of Global Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the 


This episode is hosted by Vitor Tomaz; conceptualised and researched by Chiraag Shah; and produced by Annelisse Escobar and Gloria Wawira. To keep up with our latest episodes, follow us on Twitter @oxfordpolicypod and on Instagram @oxfordpolicypod_. 

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