From 30 Nov to 12 Dec, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expectations are high for the year’s climate negotiations, which will focus on combatting temperature rise and the conclusion of the first global stocktake, which crucially assesses progress on the Paris Agreement goals. UNU-MERIT will be contributing to the discussions by taking part in the following side events and sessions:

All times below are in Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4). For more information or press enquiries, please email lipton@merit.unu.edu.

Facilitating a Gender-just Transition to Clean Energy to Address Loss and Damage
A session at the Canada Pavilion on 1 December, 12:30-13:30

Land & Drought Resilience Pavilion
A United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) side event on 3 December, 16:00-17:30

Circularity as a game changer for climate action: upscaling applied research and economic solutions
High-level side event on 3 December, 18:30-20:00

Climate Change and Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Empowering Opportunities
High-level side event on 4 December, 11:30-13:00

Building climate-resilient health systems through partnerships like the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH)
High-level side event on 4 December, 13:15-14:45

The Gulf Environment and Beyond Conference
Taking place at New York University Abu Dhabi campus on 5 December at 15:30-17:00

Youth Climate Forum
Taking place at Middlesex University Dubai Campus on 6 December at 12:30-14:00

Connecting psychological resilience and mental health to climate action: Insights and hopes of young people
World Health Organization (WHO) Health Pavilion side event with UNU-CRIS, Wellcome Trust, Harvard Medical School, Imperial College London, Red Cross, Red Crescent and others, happening on 8 December at 13:30-14:45

From Reaction to Socio-Ecological Resilience: Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Nexus for Climate Adaptation
Resilience Hub side event with UNU-IAS, UNU-CRIS, GIZ, UAE gov rep, Indigenous partners, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and others, happening on 8 December at 15:00-16:00

Enhancing Resilience – UNU Climate Resilience Initiative’s Lessons
A session at the Benelux Pavilion on 8 December at 9:30-11:00