Abu Dhabi, 10 November 2023:
The COP28 UAE Presidency has published its comprehensive guide to accessibility at COP28, which begins in under three weeks’ time.
The COP28 Presidency set out an early and clear aspiration to elevate, profile and support the leadership, decision-making, and resourcing of impacted groups which includes, but is not limited to, people of determination.
The information offers detailed guidance on accessible accommodation, transportation options, services like sunflower lanyards, wheelchair charging stations, and facilities for assistance dogs. It aims to support people with their planning and preparations for COP28 and ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or abilities, can participate fully in the conference.
In line with the principle of "Nothing About Us Without Us," the team actively engaged with people of determination and disability rights organizations both within the UAE and globally to co-create the accessibility and inclusion guidance for COP28.
This process involved the creation of accessibility guidelines and the development of user experiences that take into account gender, age, ability, and ethnicity on our shared human experience.Staff and volunteers have also received disability awareness training, developed and delivered by individuals with lived experience and their connections.
For detailed information on COP28's accessibility and inclusion features and frequently asked questions, please visit https://www.cop28.com/en/accessibility and contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors COP28 UAE:
• COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, Indigenous Peoples and other non-state actors.
• As mandated by the Paris Climate Agreement, COP28 UAE will deliver the first ever Global Stocktake - a comprehensive evaluation of progress against climate goals.
• The UAE will lead a process for all parties to agree upon a clear roadmap to accelerate progress through a pragmatic global energy transition and a “leave no one behind” approach to inclusive climate action.”
• The four pillars of the COP28 Presidency’s Action Agenda are fast tracking the energy transition, fixing climate finance, focusing on people, lives, and livelihoods, and underpinning everything with full inclusivity