Currently in Toronto — November 15th, 2022

Cloudy and cold with snow showers

The weather, currently.

Toques and boots for the kids tomorrow. Cold air remains in place with a wake-up temperature near -2°C, feeling like -6°C with the wind chill. There may be the odd sunny break in the early morning, but it won't last long. There is a risk of some wet flurries during breakfast time, but a more widespread event will begin after lunch. There will be periods of wet snow mixing with showers. The wind will be from the NE 15-30km/h. That shift in the wind direction will turn off the lake effect snow event that was in full swing for parts of cottage country.

Tuesday night: cloudy with snowshoers and a low of 0°C.

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What you need to know, currently.

A COP27 of implementation?
First week at COP27: Loss and Damage Finance remained at the forefront while civil disobedience is limited.

Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Read Anna’s story summarizing the first week of the climate summit, the biggest issues at hand, and what work still needs to be done:

“COP27 must be remembered as the ‘Implementation COP’ — the one where we restore the grand bargain that is at the center of the Paris Agreement,” Sameh Shoukry, the minister of foreign affairs of Egypt, who was elected as the President of COP27, said at the opening ceremony of the global climate conference.

It cannot be yet another summit of promises or “blah blah blah” as Greta Thunberg once said. It needs to be one of action.

Held in Egypt’s seaside resort town, Sharm El-Sheikh, COP27 began on November 6 and will likely go on till November 19. From faulty wifi to overpriced food, the Egypt presidency has seemingly tried its best to make civil society participation as limited as possible. Even hotels are charging a “COP premium” demanding cash in hand during check-out.”

Anna will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.

Click here to read the full article!

What you can do, currently.