Climate Hub for MENA

The COP28 & SME Climate Hub for MENA is a collaboration between the COP28 UAE Presidency and the global SME Climate Hub, to drive climate action in the private sector across the Middle East and North Africa The COP28 Presidency is partnering with Masdar and First Abu Dhabi Bank to create a legacy platform that will become a focal point of sustainability activities SMEs in the MENA region

As one of the COP28 UAE Presidency’s flagship private sector initiatives, the COP28 & SME Climate Hub for MENA is available to businesses in the region, completely free-of-charge. It is also one of the first global sustainability platforms of its kind available in the Arabic language, as well as English and Spanish.

Through the SME Climate Hub, MENA SMEs will have access to free and comprehensive resources and tools that will enable them to make a climate commitment, take action and measure their progress towards emissions reductions in line with scientific benchmarks. This access to information, measurement and reporting tools will help businesses to bridge their knowledge and resource gaps and make concrete progress on climate action, paving the way to a net-zero future.


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About The Hub

The SME Climate Hub is an initiative of We Mean Business Coalition , Exponential Roadmap Initiative and the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, in collaboration with Oxford University and Normative, launched in 2020. It is the only climate action platform backed by the United Nations’ Race to Zero that is specifically dedicated to SMEs and acts as the official entry point for SMEs to join the Race to Zero campaign. The SME Climate Hub supports businesses to accelerate their climate action efforts, while enabling them to build resilient businesses in line with a net zero future.

Every business, no matter how big or small, has a responsibility to address climate change. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) comprise up to 90% of all businesses in the Middle East and North Africa – and on a global scale, they account for at least 50% of business sector emissions. Despite this, only 8% of SMEs globally have a net zero by 2050 target in place.

MENA countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. SMEs account for 60% of GDP in the region and can take a leading role in driving climate action and helping to build regional resilience.


Every business that commits to reducing their emissions through the SME Climate Hub will be counted in the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign, alongside thousands of businesses and governments globally to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

If you are a MENA-based small or medium sized enterprise (SME), start taking action and begin your journey to reduce emissions.



COP28 aims to host the most inclusive COP to date – and the private sector plays an important role in this. Working together with each and every stakeholder is the only way to make transformational, practical progress that delivers for the climate, for our economies and for our people. But this cannot be achieved without a fully inclusive approach that brings everyone to the table. The COP28 UAE Presidency is focused on mobilizing all areas of the private sector to accelerate MENA’s net zero transition by 2050 – and SMEs are a major part of this.