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COP28 is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November until 12 December 2023. Governments, civil society, businesses and financial institutions will come together to discuss the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement will conclude at COP 28.

COP 28 will be an opportunity to identify global solutions for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, to further inform preparations in countries worldwide for ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (national climate plans) by 2025, to further accelerate the green transition and lead to the delivery of the goals within the Paris Agreement

Capitals Coalition will have a significant presence at the COP. We are delivering multiple events with key partners, and supporting others taking place.

This page contains a schedule of events being led or co-led by the Coalition at the COP. Please note all events in the Blue Zone require a badge acquired in advance to enter.

COP28 Event Schedule

Climate Change Education and Youth Practice: Promoting Global Sustainable Development

Organized by GoldenBee, C Team, China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO), and China Sustainability Tribune

Sunday 3rd December


Location: China Pavilion

This event will invite young representatives, scholars, enterprise representatives, and experts to participate in the meeting to exchange how young people carry forward the spirit of innovation and participate in climatic governance practice to help the sustainable development of the world.

Accounting for a Nature Positive Future

Organized by the Capitals Coalition, WWF and Business for Nature

Monday 4th December

13:00-14:00 GST

Location: Nature Positive Pavilion (Blue Zone)

The adoption of the Global Biodiversity Framework at the end of last year heralded a new era for action on nature. In this session, we will explore the role that accounting will have in delivering on the promises made. The sometimes-overlooked profession is the powerhouse behind the action that needs to be taken. From measuring and valuing impacts and dependencies on nature to mobilizing resources and holding actors to account, we need accountants if we are to deliver a nature positive future.

More information here.

Investment Dialogue – Investment pathways & Nature Based solutions

Organized by ICIMOD

Monday 4th December

15:30-17:00 GST

Location: Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet Pavilion (Blue Zone)

This investment-centered dialogue will be built around a central theme of “Investment pathways for the HKH,” the dialogue will allow an exchange of knowledge on climate-related investment needs, and the potential for transformative collaborations to catalyse investment, particularly for adaptation, resilience, and nature, in the HKH. This will serve as a platform to share ICIMOD’s developing role in enabling investment in the HKH region.

Redefining the Principles and Practice of Accounting and Finance and Reimagining the Role of Finance and Accounting Professionals

Organized by Capitals Coalition, CPA Canada, A4S and ICAEW

Wednesday 6th December

16:00-18:00 GST

Location: Heriot Watt University Campus – Level 5
Al Sufouh, Knowledge Park

This discussion will consider new roles that are emerging and the skills and competencies accountants required in order to enable a sustainable future. It will also produce insights on the programs needed and responsibilities of different actors to successfully address workforce gaps.

This event is invite only.

Measuring Nature Positive

Organized by Capitals Coalition, WWF and Business for Nature

Saturday 9th December

12:00-13:15 GST

Location: Nature Positive Pavilion (Blue Zone)

Nature Positive – the Global Goal for Nature – means ensuring there is more nature in the world in 2030 than there was in 2020. This will contribute towards the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, the Paris Agreement, and securing a safe and just future. But how can businesses, financial institutes, governments, cities, communities and indigenous peoples, and civil society actors contribute to this goal?

How much contribution to the goal must each actor make, and will it all add up to bending the curve on nature loss?

This session will explore these topics from the perspective of the ultimate state-of-nature metrics, private sector impacts and dependencies, and the frameworks needed to drive action in a measurable way.  

More information here.

The Nature-Climate Nexus: Transformative Action to Tackle Twin Crises

Organized by EY, Zayed Sustainability Prize

Saturday 9th December

14:00-15:00 GST

Location: ZSP Pavilion (Green Zone)

Nature and biodiversity loss is a fundamental risk to the functioning of our societies and businesses and is directly linked to climate change. There is a growing need for transparency and transformative action to build a more resilient and biodiverse world, with business playing a critical role in reversing future impacts on nature and drive climate action.

A panel of experts will explore the climate-nature nexus, why this matters for organizations, transparency around nature-related performance and the role biodiversity can play in solving the climate challenge.

Broadening the Partnership to Secure a Nature Positive World

Organized by Capitals Coalition, WWF and Business for Nature

Saturday 9th December

17:15-18:30 GST

Location: Nature Positive Pavilion (Blue Zone)

After a successful launch of the Nature Positive Initiative in New York, a whole-of-society approach and alignment among governments, businesses, financial institutions and civil society around a common definition of ‘Nature Positive’ as well as actions at different scales will be necessary to deliver the Nature Positive goal.

The Nature Positive Initiative is therefore launching a diverse and inclusive Forum, with the purpose of aligning and coordinating our efforts to support a nature-positive outcome, and welcomes members from a variety of sectors, including environment NGOs, private sector coalitions and actors, development and humanitarian organisations, and many more.

This will be an ‘informal’ reception to launch the Forum and to offer the opportunity to learn about the Nature Positive Initiative first-hand from the organizations of the core/founding group.

More information here.

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