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COP-out: like a bridge over troubled waters

Alas, after COP25 in Madrid, we have finally managed to close the second-longest COP. Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos weighs the outcomes of the most critical conference of our time.

Emotions on the table on the last day of COP27

It is the last day of COP27 and it is a day full of emotions. Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos shares with us some of the hopes and fears, while the parties are ready to leave Sharm el-Sheikh.

The make or break of COP27: loss and damage

Discussions on matters relating to funding arrangements for loss and damage (L&D) will definitely be the make or break of COP27. Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos reflects on the matters related to funding arrangements.

G20 Bali leaders’ declaration – implications for COP27

G20 leaders met in Bali on 15-16 November 2022, with the aim of recovering stronger at a time of unparalleled multidimensional crises, including climate change. Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos shares the huge implications of the parallel G20 meeting for COP27.

COP27: US Bank to finance two new units of Romania’s Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant

The President and Chair of the US Exim Bank presented Letters of Interest to finance the construction of two new units of the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Romania.

Water Day at COP27: water is the source of life and livelihood

Amidst the thematic days at COP27, 14 November was Water Day, dedicated to the different topics of water scarcity, drought, cross-boundary cooperation and improvement of early warning systems.

Raising the profile of the Global Stocktake at COP27

14 of November at COP27 was about raising the Global Stocktake profile. Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos tells us about a high-level discussion to raise awareness towards a key element of the Paris Agreement.

FAST at COP27

12 November at COP27 was Adaptation and Agriculture Day. As reported by Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos, the agriculture sector requires urgent action to avoid putting food production at risk, particularly in regions that are already highly food insecure.

Presidential speech at COP27

Day 6 of COP27 was marked by the speech of the US president, Joe Biden in Sharm El-Sheikh. Here's a sum up of what he said, by Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos.

Decarbonisation Day at COP27 seen from MARS

Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos shares how was Decarbonisation Day at COP27, when Parties had an opportunity to discuss how the much-needed transition to a low carbon economy can be accelerated.

COP27: can Europe u-turn from the ‘road to climate hell’?

COP27 has kicked off with major EU and CEE leaders joining global leaders in tackling climate change. Seeking u-turn from the 'climate hell highway', the leaders emphasised the importance of energy security and Just Transition, whilst discussing new hydrogen partnerships with the 'Global South'.

Women’s leadership and women’s health

There are several mandated events at COP27 for advancing women's leadership and highlighting the solutions of local communities and indigenous women. Read more from Hungary's Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Dr Barbara Botos, live from Sharm El-Sheik.

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