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FGS Global @COP28

Global leaders across governments, corporations, finance, and civil society will gather in the United Arab Emirates from November 30 - December 12 for the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).

At COPs, global debates coalesce around climate, energy, finance, and sustainability, and government and non-government entities alike facilitate deals, develop policies, and build their networks. As the world reaches a critical point in determining the future of the planet, organizers expect more than 70,000 delegates across the two weeks of COP28, which will be hosted at Expo City Dubai. FGS Global’s climate and sustainability experts will be on the ground in Dubai to support our clients in building and executing innovative and cross-cutting solutions to the climate emergency. 

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What to expect from COP28?

Following several months of consultation, the UAE’s Presidency finalized the two-week thematic program of COP28, which incorporates four cross-cutting themes: Technology & Innovation, Inclusion, Frontline Communities and Finance. Access the full program here.

Nov. 30

Opening Day

Official start of the 28th Session of the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dec. 1-2

World Climate Action Summit

Heads of State and government, alongside key stakeholders, meet to discuss concrete actions and plans aimed at scaling climate action

Dec. 3

Health / Relief, Recovery & Peace

COP28 will host the first-ever Health Day and climate-health ministerial, in addition to focusing on accelerating adaptation in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

Dec. 4

Finance / Trade / Gender Equality / Accountability

Also regarded as “Finance Day,” focus will be on reform of the international financial architecture, sustainable finance market development, and strengthening voluntary carbon markets

Dec. 5

Energy / Industry / Just Transition

This day will focus on levers and pathways for rapid decarbonization and just transition across the full energy and industrial value chains, while accelerating economic opportunity and job growth

Dec. 6

Multilevel Action, Urbanization and Built Environment / Transport

Also regarded as “Cities Day,” COP28 will feature a historic presence of local leaders, including mayors, governors, parliamentarians, business, and civil society leaders, united to accelerate climate action

Dec. 7

Rest Day

No official COP28 programming, however side events and meetings will remain active in and around the Expo City site

Dec. 8

Youth, Children, Education & Skills

Themes include investment in youth-led innovation and entrepreneurship, inclusion in policymaking processes capacity-building, and transforming education to close the skills gap for green jobs aligned with climate action

Dec. 9

Nature, Land Use, and Oceans

This day will focus on delivering climate and nature co-benefits through a range of financing mechanisms and packages and accelerate private sector commitments to nature-positive accountability frameworks

Dec. 10

Food, Agriculture, and Water

This day will focus on investment, regenerative agriculture, and national transformation pathways, underpinned by financing mechanisms and project preparation

Dec. 11-12

Final Negotiations

On the final two days of COP28, there will be no thematic days to avoid extensive programming when the negotiation text is often being closed

What Happened at COP28 and What Comes Next?

For a better part of two weeks, FGS Global was out in force, providing trusted counsel and support for two UN special envoys for climate and leading companies, coalitions, and philanthropic organizations – which placed us at the heart of the action.

Our COP28 Team

Our climate and sustainability experts are plugged into all aspects of COP28, providing clients with unparalleled insight and resources and helping them capitalize on this pivotal moment to achieve their objectives. Building upon decades of advising clients on their environmental, social and corporate governance strategies around the world, we will have a robust delegation at COP28. Please reach out via email for any event or media requests, or to learn more about our services.

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