The road to COP28: What lessons have been harvested from our experience at COP27?

19th January 2023
Bushra Nassar
Marketing & Communications Manager - Advisory Services

The 2015 Paris Agreement committed nearly 200 nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, the pledges countries made in Glasgow’s COP26 put the world on track for a temperature increase of 2.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century!

Was COP27 successful in reviving the 1.5 degrees goal and in turning climate pledges into action? In this episode of the Anticipate podcast, our Marketing & Communications Manager for Advisory Services, Bushra Nassar, is joined by May Faraj, Senior Advisory Director and Mahmoud Hashish, Associate Director – Environment & Sustainability at WSP Middle East to answer this question and highlight the main outcomes of COP27. The talk also explores the implications that these outcomes have on our region and industries, as well as mapping out the journey to COP28.

WSP Middle East · COP28: A Look Back at COP27 and the Journey Ahead Towards a Greener, More Sustainable Future

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01:10 – The key breakthroughs and outcomes of COP27

05:13 – New climate commitments and their implications on our region and the world

09:36 – Specific outcomes for Climate Finance

13:21 – Readiness for COP28 – Will climate commitments be fulfilled?

16:38 – WSP’s contributions to the achievement of COP27 commitments

19:11 – The importance of private-public collaboration for achieving the required climate outcomes

22:31 – Anticipating COP28 and highlighting the role of the private sector


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Bushra Nassar - Communications Manager, Advisory Services, WSP Middle East