The Health Community at COP27

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

COP27 takes place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from Sunday 6th November until Friday 18th November 2022.

It has been referred to as the “Africa COP”, and the Egyptian Presidency of COP27 will likely be prioritising a focus on adaptation, a pressing climate issue across the African region. It is also being framed as the “implementation COP”, calling on governments to demonstrate concrete progress on commitments made in previous years.

Health is not included on the official agenda of COP27, but the health community has been working hard to ensure that the links between health and climate change are increasingly recognised by decision makers. This includes demonstrating the links between health and key negotiation items, and leveraging side events to build bridges and exchange messaging with the wider climate community.


For further background information about COP27, click here

To visit the official COP27 website, click here 

Follow GCHA on Twitter for updates throughout the negotiations!



Follow these hashtags for more from the health community at COP:

  • #HealthyClimate
  • #RxCleanAir
  • #wmacop27 (World Medical Association)

GCHA Delegation

Connect with the GCHA team in person at COP, and follow the team on Twitter.

Jeni Miller, Executive Director


Jen Kuhl, Networks & Engagement Lead


Jess Beagley, Policy Lead


Milena Sergeeva,
Liaison Officer for Latin America & the Caribbean


Alison Doig, Director, Health and Climate Network