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COP 28 - UN Climate Change

Conference 30 November - 12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: 30th November 2023 - 9:00 am Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

COP 28 refers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November until 12 December 2023. 
UN Climate Change conferences (or COPs) take place every year, and are the world’s only multilateral decision-making forum on climate change with almost complete membership of every country in the world.  

To put it simply, the COP is where the world comes together to agree on ways to address the climate crisis, such as limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, helping vulnerable communities adapt to the effects of climate change, and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

More than 70,000 delegates are expected to attend COP28, including the member states (or Parties) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Business leaders, young people, climate scientists, Indigenous Peoples, journalists, and various other experts and stakeholders are also among the participants.

Officially, COP 28 stands for the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.

COP 28 - UN Climate Change Conference
30 November - 12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Planning your attendance

COP 28 will take place from 30 November until 12 December 2023. Pre-sessionals will take place from 24 to 29 November. 

New! The overview schedule of the conference is now available.
The detailed calendar of events will be published on a daily basis throughout the conference.

IMPORTANT: Media representatives bringing any audio-visual equipment to COP 28 must apply for essential permits and licenses in advance of your arrival in the UAE. 

Media accreditation closed on 11 Oct, 11.59 pm Bonn time (CEST/UTC+2). Please consult the press and media page for more information.

Please use the navigation above to find more information about the conference.

Offices and pavilions on a commercial basis
The Blue Zone is under the authority of the United Nations. The pavilion space is operated by the host country on a commercial basis in order to provide Parties and admitted observers with dedicated space to host their own private meetings and office accommodation. The pavilion space is not intended as a part of the formal intergovernmental process.. Events hosted in pavilions are not part of the official COP programme.

It has come to the attention of the COP 28 Presidency and UNFCCC secretariat that some pavilion spaces in the Blue Zone are being further subleased or offered for co-hosting against fees. Those actions are not consistent with the purpose of pavilions in the Blue Zone and are not endorsed by the UNFCCC secretariat. Organizations who lease pavilion space are requested to refrain from any commercialization of that space.. 

The Executive Secretary has the administrative authority to take any necessary action to ensure the efficient and purposeful functioning of the COP 28 Blue Zone. This may include the review of the admission status of the represented observer organization, including suspension, where applicable.

The portal for securing pavilions was closed on Thursday, 15 June 2023 at 11.59 pm, (GMT +4).

Queries can be sent to the host country COP 28 team directly at bluezonepavilion@cop28.com.

Updates from the COP 28 Presidency

The Road to the UAE
The COP 27 Presidency and the Incoming COP 28 Presidency are committed to ensuring a transparent and inclusive process in the lead-up to COP 28. 
Visit the Road to the UAE page to find more information about how they intend to engage Parties throughout the year.

COP 28 UAE Thematic Program
Throughout the Dubai conference, the incoming COP 28 Presidency will hold open consultations on thematic areas and sequencing, inviting inputs from the broad mix of stakeholders that will attend the conference.
View the COP 28 UAE thematic program

Host Country website
Visit the COP 28 host country website

Overview Schedule at COP 28