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Cop28 reveals programme for Dubai event  

Cop28 Dubai agenda Reuters/Satish Kumar
Solar panel trees in Dubai's Quranic Park. The emirate is hosting Cop28, which starts on November 30
  • First global stocktake of progress
  • Health, trade, recovery and finance all themes
  • Final negotiations on December 11-12

The Cop28 UAE presidency has unveiled the two-week programme of topics to be discussed at the UN climate change conference on 30 November to 12 December.

Cop28 will take place as a series of high-level talks alongside public discussions and other events at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai. 

Last month the event’s president-designate Sultan Al Jaber revealed the four-pillar climate action plan around which the summit would be structured.

These pillars are fast-tracking the energy transition, transforming climate finance, protecting nature, lives and livelihoods, and inclusivity.

For the first time in the conference’s history, the Cop28 programme includes specific days dedicated to health and relief, climate recovery and peace, as well as trade, multi-level action and urbanisation.

The official part of the talks will kick off with a two-day World Climate Action Summit featuring the first-ever global stocktake. This is a comprehensive review of countries’ progress against cutting emissions since the Paris Agreement of 2015, and the response from world leaders.

The agenda is summarised below:

  • November 30: Cop28 UAE opens
  • December 1-2: World Climate Action Summit
  • December 3: Health, relief, recovery and peace
  • December 4: Finance, trade, gender equality and accountability
  • December 5: Energy and industry, just transition and indigenous peoples
  • December 6: Multi-level action, transport, urbanisation and built environment
  • December 7: Rest day
  • December 8: Youth, children, education and skills
  • December 9: Nature, land use and oceans
  • December 10: Food, agriculture and water 
  • December 11-12: Final negotiations

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