Global Finance is proud to partner with CIB Egypt to present the Race To Zero content series in advance of COP28 in Dubai this year. This is a five-part content presentation that will focus on achieving the goals set at COP27 and the opportunities COP28 will present.
Mitigating climate change: The role of the Paris Agreement Global Stocktake
When 195 countries signed up to the Paris Agreement in 2015, it seemed the world was finally taking climate change seriously. The commitment to taking the measures necessary to limit the increase in the mean global temperature to a maximum of 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels seemed a turning point in the fight against climate change.
How financial institutions can help with the fight against climate change
When it comes to taking the necessary measures to mitigate the worst effects of climate change, action does not come cheap. Introducing the necessary changes to energy production, ensuring more environmentally methods of production and re-tooling existing industries, for example, will come with significant costs. And, unfortunately, a significant proportion of these costs are going to be borne by those least able to afford them.
COP28: A crucial waypoint in the Race to Zero
On 30 November, the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference begins in Dubai. With COP28 taking place in the United Arab Emirates, just one year after COP27 in Egypt, the concerns of developing economies will be at the forefront of the global climate agenda.
Sustainable Finance After COP27
Following the historic COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Dr Dalia Abdel Kader, CIB Egypt’s Chief Sustainability Officer, discusses significant outcomes that raise the bar for COP28 in Dubai.
Editorial Coverage of COP28 in the UAE
COP28 will allow the UAE to leave its mark on global climate change negotiations.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), will be the third COP in the Middle East after Egypt hosted it last year and Qatar in 2012. For the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this year’s event, running Nov. 30-Dec. 12, is a big deal. Dubai expects 70,000 visitors from almost 200 countries, including government officials, diplomats, financial institutions, scientists, corporates and other experts.