Bold action to tackle the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. The record-breaking heat, floods, storms, drought, and wildfires devastating communities around the world underscore the grave risks we already face. Through our actions at home and our leadership abroad, the United States is doing its part to build a net zero-emission, resilient future that creates good jobs and ensures a healthy, livable planet for generations to come.
More than 190 countries will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022 for the 27th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP27). Countries must work to quickly implement existing commitments and make the additional commitments needed to keep the 1.5 degrees C goal within reach, and advance cooperative efforts on emission reductions, adaptation, finance, technology, and averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage. This year, the United States is urging all countries to come to Sharm El-Sheikh with climate targets that meet these goals, and efforts to implement adaptation and mitigation initiatives.
The United States heads into COP27 able to show progress on meeting our ambitious 1.5 C-aligned target, and we are fully committed to working with all countries to tackle the climate crisis. Mobilizing a whole-of-government approach, the United States is scaling up action at home and abroad to put the world on a path to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and to achieve the global goal on adaptation. Learn more about the United States at COP27 and the U.S. Center.