30 Nov - 12 Dec 2023, Expo City Dubai

In this decisive decade for climate action, the UAE will seek to unite the world towards agreement on bold, practical, and ambitious solutions to the most pressing global challenge of our time.

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COP28 President-Designate calls for climate action plan that puts world on right track to achieve Paris Agreement's goals


COP28 UAE will be a milestone moment when the world will take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement.

The first Global Stocktake (GST), will provide a comprehensive assessment of progress since adopting the Paris Agreement. This will help align efforts on climate action, including measures that need to be put in place to bridge the gaps in progress.

The COP28 UAE Presidency will work to ensure that the world responds to the Global Stocktake with a clear plan of action.

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At COP21 in 2015, the world agreed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels by 2050. To remain on target, science tells us that emissions must be halved by 2030. We only have another seven years to meet that goal. COP28 UAE is a prime opportunity to rethink, reboot, and refocus the climate agenda.

Working with the UNFCCC Executive Secretary alongside the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion and the UAE Youth Climate Champion I will strive to build consensus amongst parties to drive climate action. Together, we will prioritize efforts to accelerate emissions reductions through a pragmatic energy transition, reform land use, and transform food systems. We will work to mobilize solutions for vulnerable countries, operationalize loss and damage, and deliver the most inclusive Conference possible.

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, President-Designate for COP28 UAE

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Bringing the international community together at the crossroads of the world

The UAE is a global hub for logistics, transportation, and green technology, and is at the crossroads of business, commerce, and tourism. The country is thus uniquely positioned to build bridges and foster consensus to accelerate inclusive climate progress.


Leading the way in
regional climate

Since its inception in 1971, the UAE has supported the global climate agenda. Situated in a region where heat is extreme and water is precious, the UAE has long viewed climate change as a challenge that must be overcome. As a regional leader in the energy and sustainability sectors, the UAE has grown and diversified its economy, creating knowledge, skills, and jobs for its young people, while contributing practical solutions to a global problem that affects us all.

Leading the way in<br/> regional climate<br/> action

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