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The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) .
In this critical moment for climate action, the UAE is seeking to unite the world to act together and deliver actionable solutions to the climate crisis.
COP28 UAE represents a landmark moment as the world collectively assesses its progress in combating climate change. The Global Stocktake will set out a comprehensive and efficient response to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, showing what we have accomplished so far, and how we can close existing gaps to achieve our goals.
COP28 must deliver a robust response with a strong mitigation outcome, a comprehensive adaptation agreement, and ground-breaking solutions on finance. This will be a crucial part of the international community’s efforts to deliver ambitious and pragmatic action that keeps the 1.5°C temperature goal within reach and leaves nobody behind.
When: 30 November – 12 December, 2023
Where: Expo City Dubai
The COP28 Presidency has developed its Action Plan with four key pillars: fast-tracking an organized, responsible, and equitable energy transition, fixing climate finance, focusing on people, nature, lives and livelihoods, and fostering full inclusivity.
The COP28 Presidency has also prepared a two-week thematic program covering key climate priorities and subtopics. Each day will be underpinned by four cross-cutting themes of finance, technology and innovation, inclusion, and frontline communities.
COP28 UAE Presidency Goals:
UAE's Climate Commitment:
Being based in a region where heat is extreme, water is scarce, and food systems are weak, the UAE has a clear sense of what is at stake in climate action.
Accordingly, the country has been an early adopter of climate agreements, announcing in 2021 a strategic initiative to achieve Net Zero by 2050 and plans to invest USD 163 billion over the course of 30 years.
The UAE continues to build on its strong record of climate innovation, publishing this year a third update to its Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) that includes a 40 per cent emissions cut compared to business-as-usual.
The UAE also has extensive experience in the energy sector, both as a world-leading investor in renewable energy and as an expert in decarbonizing energy systems.
Having already invested USD 50 billion in renewable energy in 70 countries, the UAE has pledged to invest over USD 50 billion at home and abroad over the next decade.
As a center for energy and industry, a global crossroads for commerce, business, and tourism, and an important hub for logistics, transportation, and technology, the UAE is uniquely positioned to build bridges and foster consensus to accelerate inclusive climate progress.
Energy Transition and Climate Urgency:
To keep 1.5°C within reach, the scientific data tells us that we need to take urgent action by 2030 to reduce emissions.
To hit these 2030 targets, the world needs to undertake urgent and decisive action at COP28.
COP28 Action Plan:
First: Fast-tracking an organized, responsible, and equitable energy transition
Second: Fixing climate finance:
Third: Focusing on Protecting People and Nature, and improving Lives and Livelihoods:
Fourth: Full Inclusivity: