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World leaders gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh for the climate implementation summit on 7-8 November to kick off the 27th United Nations climate change conference (COP27).
The EU was represented by European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
During his address to the COP27 plenary, President Michel stressed the urgency of acting now on climate change while also acknowledging that Russia’s war against Ukraine has made matters more complex. Source: consilium.europa.eu
Renewable power capacity is increasing globally in response to energy decarbonisation, with solar photovoltaic
(PV) projected to be the dominant renewable. A significant proportion of solar PV is deployed as groundmounted
solar parks with potential implications for the hosting ecosystem. Given their relatively rapid introduction,
the impacts on land use and the local environment are poorly understood.