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COP27 and Devon

  • by JW

and getting informed


There have been goings-on in Devon during the COP27 in Egypt:

COP27: Climate change protesters take to streets in Plymouth – BBC News

Meanwhile, there have been efforts to inform and be informed…

The Midweek Herald has given us a guide:

Cop27: Key questions about the climate conference | Midweek Herald

Other things have been going on in Plymouth to keep us informed:

Plymouth Marine Laboratory are proud to be co-organisers of the COP27 Virtual Ocean Pavilion – an online platform dedicated to raising the visibility of why the ocean is key in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet.

COP27 Virtual Ocean Pavilion |

Also from the Ocean City, we learn about efforts to green the waves:

International zero-emission shipping routes came one step closer to becoming a reality, as the UK made a major pledge alongside the US, Norway, and the Netherlands to roll out green maritime links between our countries at this year’s COP27 conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Maritime sector given green boost with major COP27 pledge – We Are South Devon

In the meantime a Devonian is in Egypt to get informed in an official capacity

Church of England environment officer from Devon chosen as Cop27 observer – Devon Live

And official Devon has made its pronounements:

Devon reveals its roadmap to become net-zero by 2050 – Devon Live

Carbon Plan reveals how the whole of Devon can achieve Net Zero – Exeter City Council News

Finally, the Devon Geography website has reproduced some revealing visual information:

With the COP 27 conference taking place in Egypt this week, the ‘Visual Capitalist’ web site offers some relevant data graphics. Firstly, this visualization (based on data from the ‘Global Carbon Project’ shows the changes in global fossil fuel CO₂ emissions from 1900 to 2020. After a decline during COVID, the challenge of fighting climate change has now been put back into sharp focus again.

Data For COP 27 | Devon Geography

Visualizing Changes in CO₂ Emissions Since 1900