COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023
11-30-2023 - 12-12-2023
11-30-2023 - 12-12-2023
COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, and non-state actors.
On 19 September 2023, COP28 President-Designate, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, rang the famous opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to help raise awareness of climate finance in the US business community.The COP28 UAE will be a milestone moment when the world will take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement.
Hosted by the COP28 Presidency and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the COP28 Local Climate Action Summit will convene subnational climate leaders, such as mayors, governors, business executives, non-government organization heads, and more, into the heart of the COP process. The role of local leaders in climate action is a key focus area for the COP28 Presidency’s Action Agenda, under the pillar of full inclusivity.
The President-Designate also attended the second Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit today, alongside Earthshot Prize founder HRH Prince William, Prince of Wales, and other distinguished guests.
As mandated by the Paris Climate Agreement, COP28 UAE will deliver the first ever Global Stocktake – a comprehensive evaluation of progress against climate goals. The UAE will lead a process for all parties to agree upon a clear roadmap to accelerate progress through a pragmatic global energy transition and a 'leave no one behind' approach to inclusive climate action.”
On the second day of UN General Assembly, COP28 Presidency brought in a new era of climate finance Speaking against the backdrop of the United Nations General Assembly and New York Climate Week, Dr. Al Jaber called on the international community to address the crucial connection between climate change and health. He said: "The connection between health and climate change is evident, yet it has not been a specific focus of the COP process, until now. This must change.”
Climate health is a key part of the COP28 Presidency’s Action Agenda, under the pillar of focusing on lives and livelihoods. COP28 will host the first-ever Health Day and climate-health ministerial at a COP, which will be co-hosted by the WHO and several countries.
Dr. Al Jaber was accompanied by the wider COP28 Presidency team, including UN Youth Climate Champion H.E. Shamma Al Mazrui, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion H.E. Razan Al Mubarak COP28 Director-General, Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi and COP28 CEO H.E. Adnan Amin.
Ambassador Al Suwaidi also addressed global CEOs as part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative on how the private sector can play a role in addressing climate change. H.E. Razan Al Mubarak also attended events to raise the importance of nature-positive solutions. The visit to New York coincides with New York Climate Week and the UN General Assembly where world leaders are convening to progress collective action on humanity’s greatest shared challenges, such as the climate crisis.