COP27: ENGIE at Sharm El-Cheikh

By ENGIE - 07 November 2022 - 15:52

For the first time in less than 10 years, The Conference of the Parties will take place in an African country: in Egypt, in Sharm el-Sheikh, from November 7 to 18, 2022. 

Considered as the COP of the "last chance", it "will have to be the one of implementation, to move from promises to actions", warned Ambassador Wael Aboul Magd, special representative of the Egyptian Presidency of the COP.

Objective given by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres: "to deposit a "down payment" on climate solutions that respond to the magnitude of the problem" and "plan the implementation" of all the promises of 2021.

Last year's COP26, held in Glasgow, called on states to raise their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) each year. But only 24 countries submitted new or enhanced NDCs. 

COP27 is expecting nearly 100 leaders from around the world. 

On the agenda this year:

  • Mitigation of climate change: how are countries reducing their emissions?
  • Adaptation or how are countries going to adapt to the consequences of global warming?  
  • Financing "loss and damage" so that countries on the front lines of the crisis can cope with the consequences of climate change and the realization of the $100 billion pledge from developed countries to low-income countries to help finance their adaptation
  • The Just Transition

COP highlights

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November: COP27 opens with the World Leaders Summit, the most anticipated event that brings together leaders from around the world. The first day focuses on climate finance while the second day aims to draw conclusions from major climate reports, such as the IPCC.

Wednesday, November 9: Finance Day

Thursday November 10: Science & Youth Day

Friday, November 11: Decarbonization Day

Saturday November 12: Adaptation & Agriculture Day

Monday November 14: Water & Gender Day

Tuesday November 15: Energy & Action for Climate Empowerment Day

Wednesday November 16: Biodiversity Day

Thursday, November 17: Solutions Day, which will address the theme of sustainable cities and resilient infrastructure. 

ENGIE teams in Sharm El-Cheikh

This year, as a partner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ENGIE is there and will speak out at the COP27 during multiples round tables.


Tuesday, November 8 – World Leaders Summit, Second Day:

2:55 – 3:25 am CAT / 1:55 – 2:25 pm CET – French Pavilion

“Facets of climate action in North Africa: a wide range of flagship projects”


Julia Maris, CSR Vice-President ENGIE

Hamid Tawfiki, CEO de CDG Capital



5:40 – 6:10 pm CAT / 4:40 – 5:10 pm CET – We Mean Business Pavilion

“Accelerating Climate Action Implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean"


Julia Maris, CSR Vice-President ENGIE

Franz Tattenbach Capra, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

Shantal Munro-Knight, Senator of Barbados

Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund


Wednesday, November 9 – Finance Day:

12 am – 1 pm CAT / 11:00 am – 12 :00 pm CET – ICC Pavilion

“Powering Forward to Address Climate Risk, Build Resilience”


Julia Maris, CSR Vice-President ENGIE

Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP SE

Renae Kezar, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Johnson Controls

Michael Lotfy, Senior Vice President Power Products NAM Hub, Power Products Division, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric

David Bow, Executive Vice President Electrolyzer Solutions, Plug



7 – 9 pm CAT / 6 – 8 pm CET  – We Mean Business Pavilion

Evening reception: Launch of WBCSD’s ‘Triple A’ rating for accelerating implementation: Ambition, Action and Accountability


Julia Maris, CSR Vice-President ENGIE

Peter Bakker, président et directeur général WBCSD


Thursday, November 10 – Science & Youth Day:

10:30 – 11:30 am CAT / 9:30 – 10:30 am CET – Francophonie Pavilion

ENGIE adaptation journey


Clément Tremblay, Climat Officer ENGIE

ADEME (French Agency on environmental transition)


2 – 3 pm CAT / 1 – 2 pm CET – Egyptian Pavilion

“Linking Diplomacy & Science: The Role of Engineers in Progressing the Paris Agreement”

Moderator: Jaideep Sandhu, CEET Co-Speaker, Chief Technology Officer ENGIE (RGBU)


Jeffrey Sachs, President, SDSN

Tareq Emtairah, Director, UNIDO

Semida Silveira, CEET Co-Speaker, Cornell University

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, CEET Member, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research

Ali Zerouali, CEET Member, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen)


3:30 – 4:30 pm CAT / 2:30 – 3:30 pm CET – ICC Pavilion

“Accelerating solutions to Decarbonize“


Clément Tremblay, Climate Officer ENGIE

Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive, SSE plc

Andrea Fuder, Chief Purchasing Officer, Volvo Group

Louis Roy, President & CEO, Optel Group



Friday, November 11  - Decarbonization Day:

12 pm – 1 pm CAT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CET -  United Nations, Climate change global innovation - Hub Pavilion (Blue Zone)

“Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) Statement Release”


Jaideep Sandhu, CEET Co-Speaker / ENGIE (RGBU)

Massamba Thioye, Project Executive / UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub

Jeffrey Sachs, President and Co-Chair / SDSN

Gerd Müller, Director, UNIDO (Rana Ghoneim as alternate)

Semida Silveira, CEET Co-Speaker, Cornell University

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre

Jessica Trancik, Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chukwuemeka Diji, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Kampala International University

Luisa Barros, Director, Clean Energy Latin America

Carlo Papa, Managing Director, ENEL Foundation (Video Message)


Tuesday, November 15 – Energy & ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) Day:

11:30 am - 12:30 pm CAT / 10:30 – 11:30 am CET – ICC Pavilion

Biogaz to decarbonize industries


Daxita Rajcoomar, CSR Officer AMEA ENGIE

Bertrand Piccard, Fondation Solar Impulse

Pascal Chalvon, Chief Sustainability and Government Affairs Solvay



2:00 – 2:40 CAT / 1 – 1:40 pm CET – World Economic Forum, Online

“the journey from Coal to Clean”

Speakers :

Charlotte Roule, Group Chief Strategy Officer, ENGIE

Fabio Cataudella, Head of Power Plants Repurposing, Enel

Joana Freitas, Executive Member, EDP - Energias de Portugal



Wednesday 16 November - Biodiversity Day:

1:30-2:30pm EET / 8:30-9:30am CLST / 6:30am-7:30am ET – The Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)

Climate Ambition Takes Flight: Companies & Airlines at the Forefront of SAF


Kim Carnahan, Head of SABA Secretariat and Senior Director, Net Zero Fuels, ENGIE Impact 

Director, Global Climate, EDF 

Manager, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI 

Adam Klauber, VP Sustainability & ESG, World Energy 

Bas Sudmeijer, Managing Director & Partner, BCG