Despite the final day of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, COP27 in Egypt seeing world leaders in a negotiation standoff, a shift in mentality has been apparent, with the question seemingly move from why, to how?

Heading into the two weeks of deliberations to build upon agreements made at COP26 in Glasgow, in a bid to keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5oC target alive, a bleak picture of our climate reality had been painted.

The UN Environment Programme’s Emissions Gap Report 2022 states even in a best case scenario, with full implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs), global temperatures will rise 1.8C by 2100, which is currently not credible.

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