Climate Change


The United Nations COP27 climate conference was held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2022. The UK had held the Presidency of COP26, and had made science a key element of the COP meeting held in Glasgow in 2021. As the UK was handing over the baton to Egypt, it was an opportune moment for the Foundation for Science and Technology to hold an event to discuss the contribution that science needed to make in COP27 and future COP meetings.

To explore this, the Foundation was delighted to bring together Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser; Professor Mahmoud Sakr, President, Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology; Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Green Finance Institute; and Professor Jim Skea, Co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The event was held at the Royal Society on 26 October 2022.

A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event are available on the FST website at:,-Climate-Policy-and-COP27