UN Climate Change Conference 2023 in Dubai

The International Climate Initiative at COP28

Storms, floods, droughts – all over the world dramatic weather events are on the increase, showing clearly that the climate crisis is destroying livelihoods, threatening human life and exacerbating conflicts. For the German Government, containing the climate crisis is therefore an absolute priority. At the 28th Climate Change Conference, COP28, in the United Arab Emirates, it will work to drive forward international climate action by means of ambitious agreements.

The COP28 will take place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) will once again attend the conference with a variety of topics and formats.

The COP28

Expanding renewable energies

The goal has long been clear: global warming must be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. COP28 will see the first global stocktaking on where we currently stand with regard to climate protection. Unfortunately we know that we are not on the right track. The countries’ climate goals and their implementation to date are not sufficient.

During the two-week conference, government representatives from all over the world will negotiate a concrete work programme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to define ambitious national reduction targets. As well as the multilateral negotiations, numerous bilateral talks will be held in order to drive forward the global energy transition and accelerate the phasing out of fossil fuels.

During the climate negotiations in Dubai, the German Government will work with the European Union to call for the expansion of renewable energies. Specifically, the Government will call for at least the tripling of renewable energies worldwide and the doubling of energy efficiency by 2030.

Ensuring nobody is abandoned in the climate crisis

The people who are least responsible for the climate crisis are often the ones who are most severely affected by it. We therefore need greater solidarity with the states hardest hit by the climate crisis. Since rich industrialised countries are responsible for a major share of emissions, the latter have committed to increasing their financial contributions for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. Germany stands by its commitments and is earmarking more than six billion euro annually. Moreover, we are confident that this year, the industrialised countries will fulfil their pledge to make available 100 billion US dollars in climate funding for developing countries for the first time.

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Overview: IKI events at the COP28

This calendar provides an overview of IKI side events taking place at COP28. The calendar is constantly being expanded, there is no claim to completeness. The organisers are responsible for the information provided.

All time indications in the timezone of the event location

    Selected event recordings

    IKI-High-Level-Event: Closing the gaps: A fast track for climate action and finance

    New Brazilian-German Cooperation in the Cerrado-Amazon Interface Basins

    Driving Sectoral Decarbonisation Through Global Mitigation Efforts

    Stefan Wenzel speaks to people in the NDC Partnership pavilion

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