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From November 30th to December 12th, 2023, the UAE will host the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) at Expo City Dubai. The conference will be hosted by Sultan Al Jaber, President-Designate, COP28.

COP28 holds immense significance as it signifies the conclusion of the Global Stocktake, a comprehensive assessment of the progress made in achieving the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement.

The UAE is committed to mobilize solutions for vulnerable countries, operationalize loss and damage, and deliver the most inclusive Conference possible.

Key areas for COP28

During the Global Energy Forum, Dr. Al Jaber outlined the UAE’s four priority areas for COP28. These key priorities will guide the collective action and efforts at COP28, fostering global collaboration and advancing sustainable solutions.

COP28 will aim to triple renewable energy generation from 8 to 23 TW hours by 2030 and more than double low-carbon hydrogen production. Emphasis will be placed on transforming food and agriculture systems, investing in agri-tech, optimizing water usage, and accelerating food production. Collaborative efforts with the energy industry will accelerate decarbonization, reduce methane emissions, and expand hydrogen utilization.
Protecting vulnerable communities and critical systems from extreme weather events and biodiversity loss is paramount. COP28 will emphasize the preservation of rainforests and the implementation of nature-based solutions, such as mangroves, to act as effective carbon sinks while safeguarding coastlines and preserving ecosystems. Resilience of the global food system to changing weather patterns and doubling adaptation finance for the Global South to reach $40 billion annually by 2025 are key objectives.
COP28 will prioritize making climate finance more accessible and affordable, striving for a multiplier effect where every concessional dollar attracts $2 or $3 of private capital. Responding to the international community's call for inclusive reforms, COP28 aims to facilitate comprehensive reforms of multilateral development banks and international financial institutions, supported by proactive and supportive efforts as the chair of the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.
Loss and Damage
COP28 commits to supporting the most vulnerable communities in rebuilding after climate-related disasters. Building on progress achieved in Sharm El Sheikh, COP28 will strive to fully operationalize the loss-and-damage fund through collaborative efforts with the international community.

NBCC Activities

The NBCC works tirelessly for our members so that business creates prosperity for all. Learn more about the work we do and the impact we are making on this issue. Join us on our upcoming COP28 events!

  • Climate solution of the week
  • Green coaching
  • Changemakers
  • Event - Driving sustainability in the value chain
  • Event - Green mobility
  • Event - Frontrunners’ Dinner
  • Event - Decarbonisation
  • Event - Food & Water
  • Event - Energy transition
  • Event - What do the outcomes of COP28 mean for UK businesses?

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NBCC Climate solution of the week

Join us on our journey to COP28! Each week leading up to the event, we will showcase a Dutch company's groundbreaking, green solution on our social media platforms, website, and newsletter. It's your moment to gain widespread recognition and drive the sustainability movement forward!


NBCC Green Coaching

Imagine having renowned industry leaders, such as Unilever, AON, Clifford Chance, PwC, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and more, by your side as personal guides on your sustainability journey. Learn from their insights on topics that you want to be coached on, such as like reducing plastic waste, regenerative agriculture, energy transition, internal transformational change, stakeholder management, and the road to net zero.

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NBCC Changemaker

Are you or someone you know making a significant impact in driving sustainability? The NBCC is seeking nominations for individuals who are leading the way in creating positive change for our environment. If you believe you or someone you know deserves recognition for their sustainability efforts, don't miss the opportunity to nominate them as an NBCC Changemaker.


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