Indigenous peoples are leaders in how to develop effective nature-based solutions. Comprising less than 5% of the world's population, indigenous peoples protect 80% of global biodiversity. Deforestation rates on tenured Indigenous forestlands were two to three times lower than outside these areas and indigenous and community lands store at least 24% of the above-ground carbon in the world’s tropical forests. They are critical agents in creating the right conditions for COP28 to be a success and raising the ambition to keep 1.5 alive. The Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples will bring together senior level representation from across the COP28 Presidency, Climate Champions Team to explore and discuss expectations for COP28 UAE.