Join us at COP 27

The UN Global Compact will be hosting multiple events and thematic sessions at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh from 9–18 November 2022. We will be showcasing the changes the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Local Networks are driving by mobilizing business to assess environmental risks and opportunities, set and deliver ambitious climate targets and adopt responsible practices for a transition to the net-zero, resilient economy.

Join us in-person or virtually as we drive corporate action on climate change. See below for an overview of events and sessions we will be hosting at COP 27. Click here for a more detailed schedule of events.


Climate Action Now: A Critical Priority for African Business Leaders

This UN side-event will be the occasion for Africa Business Leaders Coalition CEOs to present their Climate Statement and the ambitious commitments made, while showcasing the actions they are already taking across sectors and African geographies. The event aims at showcasing an African business narrative in support of ambitious climate action to inspire business leaders and policy makers to be a force for positive change in the continent.

Wednesday, 9 November,
6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m. (EET)

Location: Meeting room: Osiris (Blue Zone)



10th Annual High-Level
Meeting of Caring for Climate

Hosted by the UN Global Compact, together with UNEP and the secretariat of the UNFCCC, the meeting will bring together senior executives of business, industry, finance, civil society, the UN and Government to act decisively to avert a climate catastrophe. The gathering aims to bring forward a strong business message for climate ambition.
CEO-level, by invitation only

Thursday, 10 November,
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (EET)

Location: Blue Zone



Uniting Business AFRICA

The third annual Uniting Business AFRICA, hosted by the UN Global Compact, the Africa Hub and Local Networks in Africa, will be dedicated to how the private sector can accelerate and support climate change initiatives across Africa. Discussions will be focused on the social and economic effects of climate change in the region and the opportunities and challenges in adopting climate change policies.

Thursday, 10 November,
12:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. (EET)

Location: ICC Pavilion — P112 in Area C of Delegations Pavilion 5 (Blue Zone)



Ensuring a Just Transition for the Global Shipping Industry

Urgent actions are needed to fully decarbonize international shipping by 2050 to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5 temperature goal. To secure a just transition to green shipping, the maritime workforce will need to gain additional skills, and have a say in the transition. The session will mark the launch of the Maritime Just Transition Task Force’s joint position paper on ‘Mapping a Just Transition for the Maritime Workforce’ - and convene UN Heads, Ministers, Trade Unions and Industry.

Wednesday, 9 November

Location: ILO Just Transition Pavilion (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

Green Shipping Challenge - a Climate Smart, Equitable and Resilient Maritime Sector: Turning Commitments into Action Globally

Decarbonizing shipping is critical for resilient global supply chains society relies upon. Developing zero-emission fuels, deploying Green Corridors, investing in port resilience and green jobs can support a just and equitable transition and address impacts faced by climate-vulnerable communities.

Saturday, 12 November
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m EET

Location: Thutmose Room (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

Ocean Action Day

The Ocean Action Day at COP27 will gather Heads of State, IPLCs’ leaders, businesses, UN organisations, scientific institutions, experts and practitioners alongside climate-ocean focused initiatives and NGO leaders. The event will call for unity, raised ambition, increased finance and ocean-based climate action to accelerate mitigation pathways and support ongoing resilience and adaptation needs.

Wednesday, 16 November
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EET

Location: Climate Action Room (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

Climate Ambition across the Globe

This session will reflect on the achievements of the UN Global Compact Climate Ambition Accelerator programme.

Friday, 11 November
09:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. EET

Location: ICC Pavilion (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

Demystifying Just Transition and Adaptation for Business

This session will reflect on the achievements of the UN Global Compact Climate Ambition Accelerator programme.

Friday, 11 November
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EET

Location: ILO Just Transition Pavilion (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

The Role of Business for a Just Transition

This session will reflect on how companies of every sector can take actions to ensure that the transition to a net-zero economy is a just and inclusive transition

Saturday, 12 November,
2:00 p.m.—03:00 p.m. EET

Location: ICC Pavilion
P112 in Area C of Delegations Pavilion 5 (Blue Zone)

No in-person registration required. Registration code to access the virtual event : BIZCLIMATEACTION.

Water & Resilience

The UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate and its Water Resilience Coalition will showcase business action for water access, sanitation and nature-based solutions.

View the Schedule of Events.

Location: Water & Resilience Pavilions

No registration required. 

Cement Implementation Lab

The Cement and Concrete Implementation Lab will deep dive into the cement and concrete industry's journey to net-zero by 2050, with a special focus on progress towards 2030 breakthrough targets across the value chain, by showcasing solutions, discussing key roadblocks, and hosting an interactive discussion to problem-solve barriers and replicate solutions at scale across different regions.

Friday, 11 November
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EET

Location: Climate Action Zone (Blue Zone)

No registration required. 

Net-Zero: Science-based Not Science-Fiction

Businesses must ensure climate plans aren’t based on science-fiction. Climate ambitions and actions must be science-based. This means urgent and immediate action for implementation on the ground in line with halving emissions this decade and achieving net-zero before 2050.

Thursday, 17 November 2022
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. EET

Location: Climate Education Hub

Filling the 22% emissions gap: Forest, Land and Agriculture

Land-based emissions make up 22% of global greenhouse gasses. Addressing this emissions gap is paramount for net-zero. The SBTi Forest, Land and Agriculture Guidance is the world’s first Standard for land-based emissions reductions and removals in line with climate science.

Thursday, 17 November 2022
12:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. EET

Location: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Pavilion

Driving corporate climate action in the Global South

The transition towards a net-zero economy represents an opportunity to transform development paradigms and build economies that are resilient to global trends. This event will explore how science-based target setting can help companies build resilient business models and will identify and discuss barriers and opportunities to accelerate and mainstream climate alignment in the Global South.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EET

Location: Panda Pavilion


Be sure to drop by the UN Global Compact Pavilion in the GreenZone at COP 27. Led by Global Compact Local Network Egypt, the space will accommodate a variety of sessions hosted by Global Compact Local Networks from across the globe.

To access the Green Zone please submit a request form.