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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. 7-18 november 2022

CISL is organising a series of events to mobilise concrete action and to leverage and scale up best practice around the world for a net zero economy. Here are the events we are hosting and participating in at venues during COP27. 


Week 1:

Innovation for Sustainability - Circular Entrepreneurship. Comparison between China and UK.  

Wednesday 9 Nov (9.00-10.00, GAUC Day, China Pavilion)

Led by CISL’s Sino-UK Centre for Sustainability Innovation, which was launched in 2020 to drive understanding of how sustainability innovation can be enhanced. This event is part of a day being coordinated by the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate and taking place in the China Pavilion. ​


CISL-led roundtable discussion on ‘People, nature, climate: how can policy and business action simultaneously deliver across all areas of the nexus?’ 

Thursday 10 Nov (10.00-12.00, WMBC Business Pavilion)

  • Aim: to explore how we develop the narrative and implementation that works across the triple nexus of people, nature and climate
  • Context: we talk about the triple challenge of people, climate, and nature. To date climate has been a stronger focus with ambition ramping up. Nature is now becoming integrated in this, although there is still some way to go. We need to ensure that action on climate and nature restoration also delivers for people to ensure a triple outcome across all three areas. Current examples of this are limited. How can we demonstrate policies and business action that provides and produces all three outcomes? What does good look like?
  • Speakers: The event will include representatives from business government and finance (speakers tbc)


CLG UK dinner with business and policymakers, in collaboration with SSE – details tbc​

Thursday 10 Nov (19.30-22.00, Sheraton Hotel)


CLGs led panel event and reception: Strengthening global collaboration on business climate advocacy. 

Friday 11 Nov (16.30-18.00, reception 18.00-20.00, WMBC Business Pavilion)

The aim of the event will be to launch a reactivated global Corporate Leaders Network for climate action focused on catalysing business advocacy on climate policy at a national level and bringing together key policy and NGO stakeholders with contributors from international business networks across the world.​


Centering health in sustainable financing of urban infrastructure projects [invitation only]. 

Friday 11 Nov, 12.15-13.15 (WMBC Business Pavilion)

Being delivered by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with CISL. ​


Industry Day showcasing Materials Taskforce

Friday 11 Nov

The CLGs team will likely organise or contribute to further events in the WMBC Business Pavilion on industry – including to showcase Materials Taskforce and current work with Innovate UK. Details TBC.​


Climate Education Hub submission

Throughout week 1

CISL submission on “Supporting businesses on their net zero journey with comprehensive climate education” – will highlight CISL work with SMEs, including the ClimateFit tool


Week 2:

CLG Europe event in collaboration with Iberdrola: Accelerating the energy transition as a response to the climate and energy crises

Mon 14 Nov, 14.00-15.00 (UNFCCC Pavilion)

International high-level panellists and policy makers discuss approaches to tackle effectively and efficiently both energy and climate crisis caused by high dependency on fossil fuels. ​


High-level Green Growth Partnership roundtable,

Tuesday 15 Nov, 9.45-10.45 WMBC Business Pavilion. 

The roundtable will build on the Green Growth Summit held in October 22 and explore the state of political discussions on how the EU can show international leadership in the COP context and contribute to a successful outcome of the negotiations. ​


Official University of Cambridge UNFCCC side event in collaboration with WBCSD: Collaboratively bridging nature-positive and net zero goals to deliver a just economy. 

Wed 16 Nov, 13.15-14.45 (Side event room ‘Thebes’)

The event will highlight concrete actions for collaboration across finance, business, academia, civil society and policy to address the climate nature nexus and nature loss, adaptation and mitigation goals.


Friday, 18 November, 2022 - 09:15 to 17:15

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