COP28: UN-Climate Conference in Dubai 2023

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The 28th World Climate Conference will take place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023, presided over by the United Arab Emirates. Germanwatch will be on site, providing coverage through blog posts and press releases, based on expertise and valuable background information.

Meldungen und Publikationen zur COP28

04 December 2023
A statement from Germanwatch on terror and war in the Middle East – on the occasion of COP28 in Dubai
Germanwatch is an association that supports the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and related global goals on the basis of democracy and human rights. As such, it does not wish to remain silent on the terror and war taking place in the Middle East, which is, after all, not so far away from where the UN’s climate summit is taking place.
29 November 2023
Expectations for COP28 Outcomes in Dubai

We take a look at the geopolitical situation providing the frame for the UN climate talks COP28 in Dubai and identify the most important topics for the negotiations. We also outline what we expect COP28 to deliver, in terms of decisions that mitigate climate change, build resilience and provide finance for the people who need it.

28 November 2023

Slow-onset processes like sea level rise or desertification substantially impact people’s lives, but is still often neglected in the climate change context. Three studies conducted by Germanwatch and ENDA in 2021 have responded to these challenges. This fact sheet summarises key findings of the studies, based on recent policy developments and scientific findings. We have included key facts and figures to answer important questions, such as: What are slow-onset processes? What losses and damages do slow-onset processes cause? What approaches and measures are there to address loss and damage due to slow-onset processes?

13 November 2023
Report on the 19th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage
The ExCom #19 took place in anticipation of the fourth meeting of the Transitional Committee, a body providing recommendations for the Loss and Damage Fund established at COP27. This report focuses on the collaboration of ExCom and the Adaption Fund, as insights from existing funds are crucial for the design of the Loss and Damage Fund.
02 November 2023

The climate crisis continues to intensify worldwide. However, the main culprits of the climate crisis have so far shown a lack of financial support for dealing with loss and damage. The decision to set up a loss and damage fund at COP27 was a historic milestone after several developed countries had blocked it for many years. At COP28 in Dubai, the fund must now be made operable and filled adequately.

Pages of the UN climate conferences (German)

2022: COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh

2021: COP26 in Glasgow/UK

2019: COP25 in Madrid/Spanien

2018: COP24 in Katowice/Polen

2017: COP23 in Bonn/Deutschland

2016: COP22 in Marrakesch/Marokko

2015: COP21 in Paris/Frankreich

2014: COP20 in Lima/Peru


Archive: Background papers from past UN climate conferences

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