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COP 28: Everything You Need To Know

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. It is a global challenge that can only be addressed through international cooperation. Recognizing this, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in 1992 to address the climate crisis.

The UNFCCC holds an annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to bring together nations to discuss and negotiate climate action. COP 28, the 28th COP, will take place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This article provides a comprehensive overview of COP 28, highlighting its key themes, objectives, and expected outcomes.

What is COP 28?

COP 28, also known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference UAE 2023, is the 28th annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is a crucial platform for international cooperation on climate change, bringing together governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss and negotiate action to address the climate crisis.


When and Where will COP 28 be held? 

COP 28 will take place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, at the Expo City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Expo City is a state-of-the-art venue that can accommodate the large number of delegates expected to attend the conference.

Who will be attending COP 28? COP 28 will be attended by representatives from the 197 Parties to the UNFCCC, as well as representatives from observer organizations, including intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses.
The conference is expected to attract a record number of more than 70,000 delegates from around the world.
What are the key themes of COP 28?
The key themes of COP 28 are:
1. Climate action: COP 28 will focus on accelerating climate action in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
2. Adaptation and resilience: COP 28 will address the need for countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change that are already happening and to build resilience to future impacts.
3. Climate finance: COP 28 will discuss how to mobilize the necessary financial resources to support climate action in developing countries.
4. Collaboration and partnerships: COP 28 will emphasize the importance of collaboration and partnerships between governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders in addressing climate change.
What are the objectives of COP 28? The objectives of COP 28 are to: – Review progress on the implementation of the Paris Agreement – Identify areas where further action is needed – Negotiate new agreements on climate change – Mobilize financial resources for climate action – Raise awareness of the climate crisis and the need for action.
What are the expected outcomes of COP 28?
The expected outcomes of COP 28 include: – A strengthened commitment to the Paris Agreement – Concrete plans for accelerating climate action – New agreements on climate finance – Increased awareness of the climate crisis and the need for action.
How can you get involved in COP 28?
There are many ways to get involved in COP 28, even if you are not able to attend the conference in person. Here are a few ideas: –
Follow the conference online: The UNFCCC will be providing live coverage of the conference on its website and social media channels. – Follow We Don’t Have Time’s COP28 Climate Hub, with daily live broadcasts from Dubai. We will have a live blog sharing the latest updates from Dubai.
Contact your government representatives:
Let your government representatives know your views on climate change and urge them to take ambitious action at COP 28.
Sign a climate action organization: There are many climate action organizations that are working to raise awareness and advocate for action on climate change.
Make changes in your own life: You can make a difference by reducing your own carbon footprint.
Professor Aniebet Inyang Ntui
culled from: we don’t have time climate hub

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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