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30 November - 12 December 2023
Expo City Dubai

From November 30 to December 12, 2023, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai.

The COP28 Presidency’s two-week thematic program is geared towards responding to the Global Stocktake and closing the gaps to 2030. Each day's programming incorporates four cross-cutting themes that underpin effective, interconnected delivery. These are: Technology & Innovation, Inclusion, Frontline Communities and Finance. Programming will explicitly include these themes through both content and speakers.

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Climate Diplomacy at COP28

  • 3 December, 16:45-18:00
    Expert workshop on dust storms in Central Asia: Source mapping and mitigation
    Where: Central Asia Pavilion
  • 3 December, 17:00-18:00
    Bridging the science policy gap roundtable (invitation only)
    Where: Food Pavilion
  • 4 December, 10:00-11:30
    Climate change, insecurity and mobility in fragile states: A new approach to climate adaptation and peacebuilding
    Where: Somalia pavilion
    This event will showcase the examples of Somalia Haiti and Yemen, inform other countries facing similar challenges and lead to a community of practice on climate security programming and fund for innovation. Read the concept note
  • 5 December, 9:30-11:00
    Central Asia United: Forging a climate-resilient, sustainable, and secure future
    Where: Central Asia Pavilion
    This event will present the most recent results from OSCE’s flagship project on climate change and security. It brings together high-level stakeholders from Central Asia, representatives of project donors alongside experts and practitioners to generate recommendations for the future. Read the concept note
  • 6 December, 13:15-14:45
    Voices of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Faces of the High Integrity Carbon Market
    Where: SE Room 5
  • 8 December, 11:00-12:30
    High-level presentation of the African Climate Security Risk Assessment: Paving the way for a common African position on the Climate, Peace & Security nexus
    Where: Africa Pavilion
    The African Climate Security Risk Assessment (ACRA) report is first of its kind. It highlights good practices to address key climate security risks from both continental and regional perspectives.The ACRA report was developed by the partnership between the African Union - Political Affairs, Peace and Security (AU PAPS) and adelphi. Watch the session online 
  • 8 December, 11:00-12:30
    Climate Justice for Small Island and Developing States
    Where: AOSIS Pavilion
    During this session, the Ministry of environment of Haiti and adelphi will present the results and recommendations of the Study on Climate security in Haiti as part of a multistakeholder panel. The objective is to strengthen the voice of AOSIS countries with concrete elements from the Haitian study, to mobilize international donors and to rethink financing from a justice perspective.
  • 11 December, 13:15-14:15
    Champions du climat, de la paix et de la sécurité – Les nations façonnent l’agenda
    Where: Pavillion de la Francophonie
    Financement de la lutte contre le changement climatique et politiques innovantes pour le maintien de la paix et de la sécurité , avec focus sur Haiti et des autres pays francophones

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