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Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Negotiations Enter Crucial Phase in Second Week of COP27

After a week of intense negotiations, Egypt wants to ensure that the goal of limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees is finalized by the parties. To do so, the parties must develop and ratify ambitious decisions, while divergent points remain. However, so far, optimism is the order of the day for negotiators on the African continent.

In this piece by journalist David Casimir for Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation, hear from negotiators including Collins Nzovu, chairman of the African Negotiators Group; Kavidass Ramano, the Mauritius Minister of Environment and Velayoudom Marimoutou, the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission. 

This is a summary. Watch the full broadcast in French:

This story was produced as part of the 2022 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. It was first broadcast in French by Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation on 15 November 2022 and has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Banner image: Negotiators in the African group in a plenary room at COP27 / Credit: Kiara Worth/UNFCCC.