Stage A

Saturday 11 November 2023


COP28: High stakes and little time to deliver on climate action

Protecting the planet and the people 

While the latest IPCC report states that the world is likely to surpass the 1.5°C threshold, increasingly frequent and devastating climate disasters worldwide call for urgent large-scale action. However, climate action is often one of many urgent priorities that must be addressed. The COP28, set to take place in Dubai a few months after the G20 Summit, the UN SDG Summit and the Africa Climate Summit, is “at a halfway point” between 2015 and the target year 2030. It will constitute a milestone as the Global Stocktake will reveal its conclusions, outlining progress made and further actions needed towards reaching the Paris Agreement goals. This session, held three weeks before COP28, will be an opportunity to assess its high stakes and how it can make a difference. It will also discuss the global roadmap(s) for effective climate action and a just and inclusive transition, addressed at various summits throughout the year.

Maria Fernanda Espinosa

Executive Director, GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion and 73rd President of the United Nations General Assembly


Tamzin Booth

Partner, Brunswick Group


Francisco Javier Vera Manzanares

First youth advocate for environmental and climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean


Claire Waysand

Deputy Director General, ENGIE


Ma Jun

Founding Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE)


Intervention on the same theme

09:30 11:30
Stage E
Broadcast of the session "Delivering on the Paris Pact for People and the Planet"
Protecting the planet and the people 
11:00 11:45
Stage D
Protecting Mother Earth: Climate action by and for Women
Protecting the planet and the people