COP28 – the 2023 UN climate change conference – is a crucial opportunity to take the right course and accelerate action to address the climate crisis, given the record-breaking global temperatures and extreme weather events affecting the planet’s population. At this one, the world will take stock of the progress established by the Paris Agreement (landmark climate treaty signed in 2015) and map out the action plan to drastically reduce emissions and protect lives and livelihoods.
The science is clear: to maintain a bearable climate, coal, oil and gas production must be reduced as soon as possible and renewable energy capacity (wind, solar, hydro and geothermal) must be tripled by 2030. At the same time, a substantial increase in financing for adaptation and investment in climate resilience is required.
COP28 brings together leaders from governments, business, NGOs and civil society to reach concrete solutions to today’s critical issues.