FP at COP27

On the ground in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

FP | COP27

On the sidelines of COP27, Foreign Policy magazine hosted a series of public and private events featuring leaders, experts and advocates working on climate justice, the transition to a more green economy, climate resilience and adaptation, the impacts of climate on health, and more.

Strengthening Health Systems in the Face of Climate Change

Nov. 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. GMT+2 | Public Event | Park Regency Hotel - Climate Pavilion

FP, in partnership with Sanofi, led a discussion on the range of climate-related impacts on health and explored the ways in which the healthcare industry can proactively invest in more climate-resilient health systems and mitigate climate impacts throughout their supply chains.


  • Elena Villalobos Prats, Technical Officer of Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Josh Karliner, Director of Global Partnerships, Health Care WIthout Harm
  • Mayesha Alam, VP of Research, FP Analytics
  • Stephen Cornish, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
  • Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy - Moderator
  • Paul Hudson, CEO, Sanofi


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Investing in Skills Development to Ensure a Just Transition

Nov. 8, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. GMT +2 | Public Event | Resilience Hub - Blue Zone

This panel discussion, hosted in partnership with Deloitte, put a focus on how the transition to a clean energy economy will shift economies and labor markets around the world and the ways in which the public and private sectors and civil society can collaborate to facilitate a just transition by strengthening green collar workforces globally.


  • Kristen Sullivan, Global Audit & Assurance Sustainability and Climate Services Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Paloma Escudero, Director, Division of Global Communications and Advocacy, UNICEF
  • Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Global Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Elizabeth Gulugulu, Environmental scientist, climate change activist, and YOUNGO Global South Focal Point
  • Dr. Pradeep Philip, Lead Partner, Deloitte Economics Institute, and author of Global Turning Point
  • Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy - Moderator

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Just Transition: Transforming Toward a More Equitable World

Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. GMT+2 | Public Event | Climate Action Innovation Hub - Glasgow Breakthroughs Room

FP Podcast Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, hosted a live taping of the acclaimed podcast, Heat of the Moment. This special episode focused on what a just energy transition could look like and the responsibility of developed countries to help smaller countries and countries under existential threat.


  • Mafalda Duarte, CEO of the Climate Investment Funds
  • John Morton, Climate Counselor, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Dr. John Murton: Former UK Climate Envoy
  • Rodrigo Fincheira, Advisor at the National Council for Climate Change at DR Presidency
  • Veronica Delgadillo, Mexican Senator of State of Jalisco
  • Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy - Moderator

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Fostering Climate Justice through Resilience Building and Inclusive Adaptation

Nov. 9, 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. GMT+2 | Private Roundtable | Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

This private, high-level roundtable discussion, hosted in partnership with the Open Society Foundations, addressed the cascading impacts of climate change on human security and economic stability, and examined how multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative, blended finance tools can help least developed countries and small island developing states adapt to and mitigate climate risks.

Mobilizing Action to Scale Carbon Removal Solutions through the Global Carbon Removal Partnership

Nov. 10, 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. GMT+2 | Private Roundtable | Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

This action oriented discussion, hosted in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU, focused on the fundamental role of carbon removal in achieving the Paris Declaration target of 1.5 degrees celsius.