Nov 10 2022 | Posted by WUN

World at a ‘tipping point’ in climate change talks, COP27 delegate says


Sherilee Harper, an expert on how climate change is affecting human health, is attending the COP27 conference to present key findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (Photo: U of A School of Public Health)

The world is at a “tipping point” in its commitment to take action, says an expert on the impact of climate change on human health, as leaders from 195 countries gather at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt.

“The discussions are literally, undeniably, a discussion of life and death,” says Sherilee Harper, associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health, who is a delegate at COP27.

“Climate change is killing people and that’s very clear now. The scientific reports clearly show that evidence.”

Read the full story on the University of Alberta website. Text by Gillian Rutherford.

WUN will be participating in the COP27 Climate Change Conference in November 2022 through our participation in a side event “Universities as key solutions providers: Leveraging our local and global networks for innovation” scheduled for Thursday 17 November 2022, 13:15-14:45 EET in Thebes Room, Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center Blue Zone, Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.

Conference attendees with access to the COP27 Blue Zone can attend in person. The event will also be live-streamed on YouTube.