Welcome to the COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum
At this pivotal juncture in our common human history we look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural COP Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum. As global leaders in business, philanthropy and government, you are uniquely positioned to drive positive climate action for Nature, People and Planet.
Highlighting the crucial importance given to this three-day Forum, it will open with a royal reception in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and His Majesty King Charles III, at 6:00pm on 30 November.
The Forum will be an opportunity to:
- Connect and engage with fellow leaders on the key actions required to navigate the climate transition
- Learn through the exchange of ideas, and sharing of lessons with peers from across geographies and across industries, and
- Collaborate with other leaders and expand your network for long-term impact
The Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum will serve as the official launch event of COP28, both of which are being held at the Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November through 12 December 2023. Given its position as a global hub for logistics, transportation, and green technology, as well as being an engine of growth for business, commerce and tourism, the United Arab Emirates is uniquely positioned to build the bridges and foster the consensus needed to accelerate inclusive climate progress.
We look forward to your participation and are delighted to welcome you to the UAE.
|H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
|COP28 Special Representative for Business & Philanthropy
What to expect from the forum?
The Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum is COP28’s private sector engagement platform to engage CEOs and philanthropists from around the world alongside Heads of State/Government through a two-day program focused on accelerating delivery and results for Nature, People and Planet.
15+ Roundtable Discussions
We invite you to collaborate with your peers and those with a shared interest in your areas of focus, to demonstrate how we can meet the level of ambition that the world needs to meet our climate and nature goals. While there is a rapidly closing window to course correct, there are key opportunities for the swift scale up of the ambition.
16+ Key Theatre Sessions
Across the Forum, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and focus on how we align across country, industry and finance roadmaps to accelerate sustainability outcomes. In line with the four key pillars set out by the COP28 Presidency, we look to the power of collective action to achieve a sustainable future.
20+ Initiatives to Drive Change
COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum is delivered in partnership with: Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), IDB Invest, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Economic Forum (WEF), XPRIZE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Four key pillars set out by the COP28 Presidency
Fast tracking the energy transition & slashing emissions before 2030
Transforming climate finance; delivering on old promises and a framework for a new deal
Putting nature, people, lives and livelihoods at the heart of climate action
Mobilizing for the most inclusive COP ever
LEGACY ROADMAP FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION AT COP28
THE COP28 BUSINESS & PHILANTHROPY FORUM AIMS TO SHOWCASE HOW THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND
PHILANTHROPY ARE DELIVERING ON CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY TARGETS. IT WILL FURTHER SHOWCASE
A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN FORCES AROUND THE WORLD
First Movers Coalition: Join the coalition and commit to purchasing products/services based on clean technologies to support the decarbonization of high emitting industrial sectors