The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) will be hosted at Dubai Expo City on 6 to 17 November 2023.
The conference, held annually in various destinations to seek solutions to reduce the impact of climate change, is expected to see over 45,000 participants daily, including over 100 heads of state, as well as government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts and representatives of civil society organisations.
The selection of Dubai Expo City as a venue for COP28 builds on its legacy of advanced and sustainable infrastructure, and affirms the emirate's commitment to the themes of sustainability, opportunity, and mobility.
Hosting the event also highlights the UAE's climate action efforts, such as its US$50 billion investments in clean energy, its status as the permanent host country for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and becoming the first country in the Middle East to sign and ratify the Paris Agreement and commit to an economy-wide reduction in emissions.
In addition, the UAE operates three of the world's largest and lowest-cost solar plants and has invested in renewable energy projects in 70 countries, including more than US$1 billion in grants and loans to resource-stressed 27 island countries that are vulnerable to the impact of climate change.