Structure of COP28
The COP28 comprises a section for heads of state and government at the start of the conference, on 1 and 2 December, with the following days organised by topic (energy, nature, transportation, oceans, cities, and so on) from 3 to 10 December. The last two days of the conference are entirely devoted to final negotiations.
The UAE Presidency intends to make this the largest COP since Paris with 100,000 participants expected, more than doubling COP27 numbers.
First Global Stocktake
Eight years after the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, COP28 is set to conclude the work on the first global assessment of the commitments made by states (officially entitled "Global Stocktake"). The aim is to draw lessons from the results achieved to set a new course for countries' climate action and make it possible to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.
Progress is also expected on the following issues:
- Energy transition: accelerating the phase-out of fossil fuels and adopting global targets for the deployment of non-fossil energy sources and energy efficiency.
- Climate change adaptation: defining robust and rapid actions to address the multiplication of extreme climate events.
- Climate finance: increasing support for developing countries and advancing the redirection of financial flows.
- Loss and damage: implement the agreement reached at COP27 to finance loss and damage suffered by vulnerable countries hard hit by climate disasters.
Events on climate action organized by France
The French delegation will be present during the two weeks of the COP28 held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). In addition to participating in climate negotiations, the delegation is running a France Pavilion throughout the international event, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. A venue for meetings and discussions on major climate issues, the Pavilion aims to host a wide range of events such as discussions on various topics, presentation of public policies, press meetings, etc.
The French Pavilion Events
The timetables provided are expressed in local time (Dubai: GMT+3h).
Programme dated 30 November, refer to the programme on the France Pavilion for the latest updates.