Minister Savage will travel to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP27) to showcase Alberta’s achievements on emissions reductions and responsible resource development.

This will include highlighting Alberta’s climate and energy policies that balance the environment and energy security, our global leadership on innovative technology like carbon capture, utilization and storage, our investments in hydrogen and critical and rare earth minerals, and key areas Alberta is delivering on such as lowering methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.

“I am proud to represent Alberta at COP27 to showcase the impressive environmental leadership an energy-producing jurisdiction is capable of. Having a seat at the table among world leaders gives us an opportunity to tell Alberta’s exciting story and to ensure our policies continue to attract the investment needed to protect the environment and bolster the economy.”

Sonya Savage, Minister of Environment and Protected Areas

Alberta’s government is committed to working with national and international partners to advance shared interests like innovative technological development that can lead to new opportunities for economic growth and lower emissions for communities and businesses in Alberta and around the world.


The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, known as COP, is the world’s largest and most significant annual climate summit. COP27 takes place in Egypt from Nov. 6-18 and will feature discussions among heads of state, ministers, negotiators, activists, municipalties, civil society representatives and CEOs from around the world about global issues like greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to a changing climate.

Team Alberta

Minister Savage will attend COP27 with one ministerial staff, the deputy minister and three department staff from Environment and Protected Areas. The broader Alberta delegation will include participation from industry, academia, investors, youth, non-governmental organizations and municipalities.

Itinerary for Minister Savage*

Nov. 9

  • Depart Calgary

Nov. 10

  • Arrive in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Nov. 11

  • Alberta delegation briefing on the status of the COP27 negotiations
  • Attend side events related to the Pathways Alliance, food security, Clean Technology Innovation Network, Article 6, and carbon capture and storage
  • Participate in a panel discussion on technological innovations at the Sustainable Innovation Forum

Nov. 12

  • Attend events related to water, adaptation and economic transitions

Nov. 13

  • Meet with Alberta-based delegates attending COP27
  • Attend World Biodiversity Summit and the Global Conservative Climate Summit

Nov. 14

  • Attend World Biodiverstiy Summit
  • Participate in a roundtable discussion on Women Leading the Energy Transformation
  • Speak at a lunch session hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta and Alberta Innovates
  • Meet with officials from the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions, and others

Nov. 15

  • Lead a panel discussion on national and subnational partnerships that achieve reductions in methane emissions
  • Attend bilateral meetings with representatives from other governments, including US state officials, the United Kingdom and Germany, in addition to multinational companies

Nov. 16

  • Depart Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

*Subject to change.