The COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum has drawn to a close, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who were able to join us in advancing a transformative paradigm of action. Your engagement has been instrumental in fostering cross-sectoral progress towards our shared aspirations of achieving net-zero and nature-positive goals. A comprehensive event report will soon be made available, and we invite you to relive the moments by exploring the event gallery accessible here.
For those unable to attend, worry not-the video recordings of the insightful sessions will be made available soon, allowing everyone to catch up on the enriching discussions.
Thank you for joining us on this impactful journey towards a sustainable future.
BUSINESS & PHILANTHROPY CLIMATE FORUM
COP28’s engagement platform for the Private Sector
Held concurrently with the heads of state-level World Climate Action Summit at the beginning of the two-week COP28 program, the Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum (BPCF) is COP28’s multistakeholder engagement platform for the Private Sector, dedicated to driving cross-sectoral advancements towards achieving net zero and nature-positive goals. This CEO-level inclusive global gathering unites philanthropists and global business leaders, harnessing their dynamism, practical knowledge, wealth of resources, and capacity for delivering results to expedite climate and nature action.
Ensuring highest-level engagement and action-driven outcomes
The Forum will convene 500 business and philanthropy leaders, along with policymakers, with an ambitious agenda, designed to:
Provide a convening platform for business and philanthropy stakeholders to collaborate and engage with other stakeholders in government and civil society.
Discuss and agree on various avenues and interventions through which business and philanthropy leaders can contribute to climate and nature action, and commit to tangible outcomes.
Showcase and document innovative initiatives, where business and philanthropy have been able to scale solutions that address climate and nature goals.
Build resilient and healthy communities
Protecting the planet’s natural heritage and biodiversity
Creating more sustainable food systems and agriculture methods
Financing adaptation plans
“The private sector holds the greatest promise to accelerate the accomplishment of our climate and nature global goals, which is why COP28 will ensure business and philanthropy are embraced as critical partners. The Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum provides this enabling platform for action, breaking down silos between sectors and connecting stakeholders from all regions of the world around game-changing outcomes underpinned by the COP28 Action Agenda. This is what is needed to deliver scalable solutions that can positively transform the lives of billions of people.”
COP28 Special Representative for Business & Philanthropy
Accelerate cross-sectoral progress
net zero and nature-positive goals
In alignment with the overarching goals and objectives of the COP28 Presidency,
BPCF provides an unprecedented opportunity for global leaders
in business and philanthropy to collaborate and innovate to achieve our goals.
GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Prioritizing actionable strategies and plans
The imperative to achieve agreed-upon climate and nature objectives is growing more evident by the day. However, the realization of these goals hinges on a fundamental transformation of global economic activities. To make this transformation possible, it is essential that affordable avenues for sustainable growth are made accessible to the billions of individuals who have not yet experienced the elevated quality of life that is often enjoyed in many advanced economies. To address this challenge, the Forum is committed to prioritizing actionable strategies and plans led by businesses and philanthropy designed to catalyze and foster higher rates of environmentally conscious economic expansion, particularly in regions of the Global South.