Supporting global climate change mitigation

30 November to 12 December 2023

What is COP28?

COP28 UAE, the 28th session of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties, continues the ongoing efforts to address climate change. As we reach the halfway mark between the Paris Agreement and the year 2030, it is crucial to respond to the facts. With 7 years remaining, our focus must be on reducing emissions by 43% and making necessary adjustments in adaptation, finance, and addressing loss and damage.

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Previous locations

COP28 UAE, hosted at Expo City Dubai, will have two zones

Blue Zone

The Blue Zone is a UNFCCC-managed site, open to accredited party and observer delegates. It hosts the formal negotiations across the two weeks of the conference, as well as the World Climate Action Summit, the country pavilions, presidency events and hundreds of side events including panel discussions, round tables, and cultural events.

Green Zone

The Green Zone is a platform to promote dialogue and awareness about climate action and is open to non-accredited delegates, including youth groups, civil society, NGOs, the private sector, indigenous groups and the general public.

Visitors will be required to register and further information on programmed events will be made available once finalised.

What to expect

The COP28 presidency has provided a high-level draft programme for November 30 to December 12, 2023

Sustainability at Expo City Dubai

Designed as a blueprint for sustainable urban living and galvanising action on its decarbonisation journey, Expo City Dubai is an inclusive, people-centric city committed to maximising its positive social, environmental and economic impact. It builds on the success of Expo 2020 Dubai and expands the event’s vision of a sustainable future.

Expo City ongoing initiatives

Expo Young Stars
  • Youth also take centre stage in the return of Expo Young Stars on 24 and 25 November at Al Wasl, where students will express their thoughts and present an interpretation of climate issues through sustainability-themed performances. The performances are open to the public, and attendance is free of charge.

Reflections on Climate Change
  • These events will be followed by the ‘Reflections on Climate Change’ exhibition, inviting visitors to learn about the history and goals of COPs, the components of the crisis, and initiatives in place to maintain hope for the future. Dates for the exhibition will be announced at a later stage.

Changemakers Challenge
  • A joint initiative of the Expo School Programme, HP and Innov8 Tech Education Services, the Changemakers Challenge called on girl innovators aged between nine and 15 years to find solutions to real-world problems that align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project will be showcased as part of the UAE’s participation at COP28.

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Get Involved

Are you interested in climate change? Do you have what it takes to deliver exceptional customer service?

COP28 needs volunteers who are passionate about climate change to help us provide an excellent visitor experience for all.

If you would like to apply for this great opportunity to be involved in COP28 at this pivotal moment in history, please submit your application via the CDA Platform