Through an overview of all major environmental summits and conferences that took place in 2022, and comparing possible outcomes with actual ones, this report looks at the evolution of international agreements and governance frameworks. The report includes insights from the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team that makes the links between various talks and the international context in which they took place, ending with reflections on the next steps in adressing the triple planetary crisis.
Despite the « permacrisis » of 2022 marked by war, energy insecurity, famine, inflation, climate change, nature loss, and other issues, the year also counted several wins for global environmental governance. After a quick recap of the year, the report focuses on two main themes that emerged in 2022:
The report ends with a summary of what big events will take place in 2023, with expected advancements in each of those (see Figure)
💡 The report presents the key takeaways from major international environmental events in 2022, and the evolution of the international environmental governance framework.