30 Nov - 12 Dec 2023, Expo City Dubai

Unite. Act. Deliver.

We are at a halfway point. It has been 7 years since Paris, with 7 years to go to 2030.

We must respond to the facts. We need to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 and course correct on adaptation, finance, and loss and damage.

We will deliver a transformational COP of action. A COP for all.
President-Designate Remarks at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit

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.

The GST will help align efforts on climate action, including putting measures in place to bridge the gaps in progress.

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


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.

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


Bringing the international
community together
at the crossroads of the world

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

Leading the way in regional
climate action

Since its founding in 1971, the UAE has supported the global climate agenda. Situated in a region where heat is extreme and fresh water is scarce, 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.


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