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Spotlight on the Environment: Debriefing COP27 and the Global Water Crisis

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The United Nations Climate Conference (COP27 ) held in Sharm el-Sheik in November 2022 resulted in a landmark agreement to develop a dedicated fund to assist developing countries in responding to loss and damage that may result from climate change. A delegation of Cleveland leaders traveled to Egypt to participate in the conference and witness the process. They will share their experience and observations about global climate change negotiations.

Michael Jeans is the CEO of Growth Opportunity Partners. Stephen Love is the Cleveland Foundation’s program director for Environmental Initiatives.  John Mitterholzer is the Gund Foundation’s program director for Climate and Environmental Justice.

In addition, Jeff Opperman, Global Freshwater Lead Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, will address the looming global water crisis in the context of international efforts on climate change, including the COP27 process.


5:30 PM Reception

6:00 PM Program begins

6:45 PM Q&A

7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students admitted free with support from the Dr. and Mrs. Wael and Sawssan Khoury Students’ Fund.

Location: The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Parking: Parking at the Union Club is $10 for valet service. Additional parking options include other lots in the downtown area and street parking. CCWA also encourages walking, biking, or public transportation.

Registration Information: This event is at capacity and registration is closed.  Please contact Amy Moniot ( / 216.255.9006) with questions.

Foreign Policy Forum COVID-19 Guidelines

In light of the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our members, speakers, and staff remain a priority for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.

We ask that all Foreign Policy Forum attendees agree to maintain vigilance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

Refraining from attending Foreign Policy Forum events if you:

  • Have had recent contact with an infected person
  • Are experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell

Maintaining a vaccination and booster schedule appropriate for your own risk level and health implications.

Continuing to follow local health authorities’ guidelines in an evolving environment.

Agreeing to comply with requests, such as masking, if necessary, made by CCWA staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Questions? Contact Amy Moniot, Manager of Programming at / 216 255 9006.


January 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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