The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window — Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies provides an updated assessment of the gap between where we are heading in terms of global GHG emissions and where we need to be in 2030 to get on track towards the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. This year’s report emphasizes the urgency of transformation, with a specific focus on key sectors, food systems and financial systems.

This joint UNFCCC and UNEP special event featured high-level opening remarks and a presentation of the key findings of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022. This was followed by a panel discussion on the transformations needed to keep the Paris Agreement temperature goal alive, whether there are any signs that these transformations are taking off and how they can be accelerated.

The event started at 13h15 local time / 12h15 CET.


  • Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mr. Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President-designate of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the UNFCCC - to be confirmed
  • Ms. Anne Olhoff, Chief Scientific Editor of the Emissions Gap Report 2022
  • Mr. Bernd Hackmann, Team Lead of the NDC Unit, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Ms. Taryn Fransen, Emissions Gap Report 2022 Author, World Resources Institute
  • Mr. Giacomo Grassi, Emissions Gap Report 2022 Author, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  • Mr. Niklas Höhne, Emissions Gap Report 2022 Author, NewClimate Institute
  • Ms. Kelly Levin, Emissions Gap Report 2022 Author, Bezos Earth Fund
  • Selected Lead Authors of the Emissions Gap Report
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