United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Party 28

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is bringing a multidisciplinary and intergenerational delegation that will bring a diverse and global perspective to key events and negotiations at COP28. Learn more about GCSE's delegation and work at COP28 here

It will take nothing short of global collective action to minimize climate change impacts. From 30 November to 12 December, 2023, GCSE will join tens of thousands of public, nonprofit, and private representatives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 28 in Dubai, UAE. To learn more about the UNFCCC, please visit their website

As a UNFCCC official observer organization, GCSE will learn from and contribute to global conversations on how governments can leverage the best available climate science to inform decision-making. Strong emphasis will be placed on reviewing the Global Stocktake of progress on climate action, creating a just transition towards a green economy, halting biodiversity loss, transforming food systems, and urging nations to properly finance these climate commitments.

COP28 will bring countries together to deliver the way forward on climate action, commitments on mitigation, adaptation and finance will need to be revised, to be in line with delivering on the Paris Agreement. - Simon Stiell, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 President-Designate, in a joint statement

To learn more about the COP28 Presidency's leadership and priority areas, please visit their website

Onsite Events

GCSE, in partnership with 12 higher education and higher education-related organizations, are hosting the Higher Education Pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP28. This pavilion space will serve as a catalyst for conversations on the role of higher education in multilateral climate negotiations and in advancing climate action solutions that span boundaries. Click here to explore GCSE events at COP28.