ClimateWorks at COP28

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Published November 27, 2023

Sam Baird

Senior Communications Associate

Follow ClimateWorks and our global network of partners during the COP28 conference.

COP28 is one of the most significant climate accountability moments to date. In Dubai, world leaders must respond to the Global Stocktake with bold climate action that protects people and the planet. 

Climate impacts are here and getting worse every year. The Global Stocktake report findings say that we are way off track in tackling climate change. Already, the planet is heating up faster than predicted, creating devastating harm for millions of people globally and deepening existing socioeconomic inequalities.

Despite so much gloom, positive changes are happening. We are seeing encouraging progress across sectors and geographies at a promising pace. This includes renewable energy capacity achieving sharp increases, EVs surging to market dominance, and heat pumps witnessing double-digit growth. 

Rapid action to address climate change is not only possible, it’s already underway — but we have to pick up the pace. We must bring positive tipping points forward and invest in them like we want them to win. Now is the time for all of us — governments, businesses, philanthropy, and civil society — to raise our ambition, accelerate our efforts, and work together to achieve a pathway to a 1.5° C future.

That is why ClimateWorks will be on the ground in Dubai — to strengthen strategic partnerships across sectors and build upon opportunities where philanthropy can catalyze the transformation we need today.

Whether you are attending COP28 in person or joining online, here are some events we recommend.

This is a live document and will be updated as new information becomes available.

ClimateWorks on the ground

Bottom-up approach of regional non-state actors toward updating NDCs in post-GST

December 1, 6:30-8:00 pm GST
Blue Zone, SE Room 8
ClimateWorks’ Josefina Cobian speaking

The independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Regional Hubs in Southeast Asia and West Africa will explore the ways in which non-state and state actors can effectively align their efforts during the post-stage of the first GST to have more ambitious climate action at the next round of NDCs.

Tripling renewables: The role of innovative finance solutions and experience from emerging markets

December 1, 10:00-11:15 am GST
Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Jide Ikeako speaking

Decoding G20’s green development pact

December 1, 2:30-4:00 pm GST
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

The session will discuss India’s G20 Presidency outcomes, the role of G20 nations in the Green Development Pact, and propose solutions in anticipation of the Global Stocktake at COP28, highlighting the significance of international cooperation in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development.

Circular economy: A path to climate solutions and sustainable development

December 2, 10:30-11:45 am GST
SDG Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford or Xiaohua Zhang speaking

Hosted by the UN SDG Pavilion with ClimateWorks Foundation and the National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, China

Philanthropy’s role in adaptation: Advancing collective action

December 2, 11:15 am–12:15 pm GST
Business and Philanthropy Forum Roundtable, Expo City Dubai 
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford is leading the discussion.

Co-hosted by ClimateWorks and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this roundtable will bring together a diverse group of philanthropies interested in early-stage strategy development for investing in adaptation.

Ocean alkalinity enhancement: A guide to responsible, transparent, and inclusive research

December 2, 12:00-1:00 pm GST
Ocean Pavilion, Blue Zone

Ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) is a marine CDR approach actively studied by publicly and philanthropically funded research projects and start-ups. This has created an urgent need to learn if and how OAE can work at scale before mid-century, to identify potential impacts and ensure that OAE research is responsible, transparent, and inclusive. This panel will present the main findings of the “Guide to Best Practices in OAE Research” that offers guidance to advance knowledge on scientific aspects, legal and social considerations, and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification.

First movers in action: Decarbonizing heavy industry and shaping the future

December 2, 2:00–3:15 pm GST
Business and Philanthropy Forum Theater, Expo City Dubai
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

Two years after the First Movers Coalition (FMC) launch, this session will feature major announcements on the progress that have been made and showcase important new features of the FMC program. Join key players in hard-to-abate industries to discuss the steps needed to achieve FMC’s ambitious near-zero targets by 2030.

Philanthropies and adaptation: From ambition to action

December 2, 3:00-4:00 pm GST
Resilience Hub
ClimateWorks’ Jess S. Brown speaking

We will hear from philanthropies on their commitment to joint learning, coordination, strategy development, and increased investment to strengthen resilience and reduce climate vulnerability through increased support for climate adaptation.

Donor Co-Creation Session on Carbon Finance

December 2, 5:15-7:00 pm GST
SDG7 Global South Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

Philanthropy Asia Alliance and World Economic Forum on climate philanthropy

December 3, 1:00-2:00 pm GST
Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

Unleash the potential of solar-plus solutions in Africa: Innovative collaboration opportunities between China and Africa

December 4, 9:00-10:15 am GST
SDG Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Jide Ikeako speaking

Cool Coalition: Financing action on cooling

December 4, 9:30-10:30 am GST
Montreal Protocol Pavilion
ClimateWorks’ Noah Horowitz speaking

The Global Stocktake: How can we ensure this is the decade of global climate action?

December 4, 10:00-10:40 am GST
Sustainable Innovation Forum, Climate Action Innovation Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

The Paris agreement saw 196 parties legally commit to global climate action in a bid to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. The culmination of the Global Stocktake (GST) at COP28 will enable all stakeholders to identify the gaps in their emissions goals and find the optimum pathways to accomplishing these commitments. We will require unprecedented multi-sector collaboration to make this the turning point for climate action in this critical decade.

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Circular economy’s role in promoting carbon reduction practice

December 4, 10:45 am-12:00 pm GST
China Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Xiaohua Zhang speaking

Global collaboration for innovation on sustainable cooling: Solutions for market transformation

December 4, 11:30 am-1:00 pm GST
SE Room 8, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Noah Horowitz speaking

Press Conference – Global Cooling Stocktake and Pledge

December 5, 11:30 am-12:00 pm GST
Media Zone UNFCCC

Energy Foundation China international philanthropy roundtable

December 4, 2:45-4:00 pm GST
China Pavilion, Green Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

Global Stocktake Event

December 4, 5:30-6:30 pm GST
WWF Pavilion
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford moderating

Empowering policymakers to meet the climate challenge: A celebration of the expert networks supporting a just transition 

December 4, 5:30-7:00 pm GST
The Palm Majlis Room, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah

The Paris Agreement goals are still within reach, but there is an urgent need for bold clean energy policies to drive scaled investment and deployment. The Crux Alliance, Drive Electric Campaign, and ReNew2030 are collaborating globally to share the crucial know-how, technical expertise, and invaluable lessons learned about powerful policies and effective implementation.

Climate Resilience for All launch

December 4, 7:00 pm GST
Resilience Hub
ClimateWorks’ Noah Horowitz speaking

This is the launch event for Climate Resilience for All, a gender-focused climate adaptation nonprofit dedicated to the protection of people and livelihoods from extreme heat and all its impacts. The organization will work to help deliver tangible results and build trusted partnerships that help people now — and spur systemic change that brings a climate-resilient future to all.

How philanthropy can catalyze meaningful climate action

December 5, 9:30-10:15 am GST
Climate Action Innovation Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

How can philanthropy go beyond funding interventions at the program level to matching the urgency, scale, and complexity of climate change? Models are starting to emerge. This panel brings philanthropy leaders together to discuss how funders are maximizing their impact, from supporting early-stage ideas that may be seen as too risky for traditional funders, to catalysing larger amounts of financing to sectors that might otherwise fail to mobilize sufficient resources.

Scaling up renewable energy manufacturing in Global South through enhanced south-south collaboration

December 5, 1:15-2:15 pm GST
SDG 7 Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

PV industry’s sustainable development in China

December 5, 4:00-5:30 pm GST
China Pavilion, Green Zone
ClimateWorks’ Xiaohua Zhang speaking

UNFCCC side event: Banking on climate — Going beyond climate finance

December 5, 4:45-6:15 pm GST
Room 5, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Jwala Rambarran speaking

RACC Ambition Raising Panel: Raising ambition through a whole-of-society approach in the context of international cooperation

December 6, 10:30 am-12:00 pm GST
B7-88, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford moderating

Sustainable food systems future

December 6, 1:15-2:45 pm GST
SE Room 8, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Soojin Kim speaking

Get ready to be part of a transformative dialogue and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient food future! Contribute to real-time word cloud polls, hear insights from diverse experts on agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and technology, and engage in discussions to explore innovative solutions for sustainable food systems. Your voice matters in this collaborative effort.

Advancing energy equity transition, amplifying enterprise and market leadership, accelerating clean technology innovation

December 6, 1:30-2:40 pm GST
China Center, Dubai Expo City
ClimateWorks’ Helen Mountford speaking

High-level forum on south-south cooperation on climate change: Ministerial forum

December 8, 9:00-12:00 pm GST
China Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Xiaohua Zhang speaking

Enterprise forum for China-Africa cooperation on renewable energy development

December 8, 2:00-3:15 pm GST
Solar+ Pavilion, Blue Zone
ClimateWorks’ Xiaohua Zhang speaking

Strengthen international industry chain cooperation and accelerate energy transition

December 9, 3:00-4:30 pm GST
SE Room 9
ClimateWorks’ Xiaohua Zhang speaking

Turning the Global Stocktake into Action on the Ground

December 9, 4:45-6:15 pm GST
SE Room 1, Blue Zone
Official ClimateWorks side event at COP28

At COP28, negotiators must deliver a rapid response plan to the Global Stocktake that decarbonizes economies at a pace and scale not seen before, offers much more focus on building resilience to climate impacts and significantly increases finance flowing toward climate solutions in developing countries. But once the final gavel drops, how can leaders translate signals from the Global Stocktake into tangible progress on the ground? 

In this event, government representatives and others will explore how countries, cities and others can use a strong Global Stocktake outcome at COP28 as a jumping off point for advancing bold climate actions and policies at home, including laying the groundwork for submitting much stronger nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in 2025. Speakers will also touch on resources that will likely be available at the regional and international level to support ambitious climate action. Hosted by ClimateWorks, CAN-Europe, NewClimate Institute, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Foundation.

Innovation: Unleashing bold innovations in motion – what does it take?

December 10, 10:00 – 11:30 am GST
Green Zone, Impact Hub, Level 5
ClimateWorks’ Soojin Kim speaking

Amid this heightened awareness, the INNOV-EAT journey embarked on a transformative expedition during Climate Week in New York City. This symbolic journey unveiled groundbreaking innovations with the potential to reshape global food systems, moving from ideas to tangible pathways for sustainability, resilience, and equity. Now, the time has come to transition from ideation to implementation, exploring the profound question: What does it take? This session aims to unravel these challenges, seek answers, and collaboratively usher in a new era of innovation, sustainability, and abundance in the global food landscape.

ClimateWorks partners on the ground

For Clean Cooling Collaborative partner events, click here. For a full list of Drive Electric Campaign partner events, click here.

Accelerating the transition of road transport

December 1, 2:00-3:00 pm GST
Green Zone 

Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum Young Tae Kim speaks at this invitation-only event on decarbonizing road transport, organized by the Sustainable Markets Initiative along with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and CALSTART. For heavy-duty transportation, electrification can be commercially challenging, due to the higher upfront cost of the vehicles, necessary new financing solutions, and an electrification infrastructure that needs to roll out quickly in order to support the transition.

First Global Stocktake: High-Level Event on Means of Implementation

December 2, 9:00-11:00 am GST
M11, Expo City

First Global Stocktake: High-Level Event on Mitigation

December 2, 1:30-3:30 pm GST
M11, Expo City

How entrepreneurs are the climate heroes we need

December 2, 10:30-10:45 am GST
Green Zone

Don’t miss New Energy Nexus (NEX)’s keynote session on the indispensable role of climate entrepreneurs in advancing the clean energy transition. With nearly two decades of experience, NEX highlights the urgent need for financial, regulatory, and social support to overcome barriers hindering innovation. Learn how public, private, academic, and corporate partnerships can empower climate startups worldwide.

Pathways to prevent the dumping of inefficient appliances with obsolete refrigerants

December 2, 4:30-5:30 pm GST
Montreal Protocol Pavilion

The ongoing, widespread sale across the world of less efficient appliances, many with obsolete refrigerants, is a severe threat. This “appliance dumping” exacerbates climate change, strains energy grids, and increases energy costs for consumers. However, there are actionable solutions to prevent this. Join CLASP at the Cooling Pavilion at COP28 for a solution-focused dialogue, showcasing proven best practices, including policy and trade interventions, that managed to resolve this issue. This event will show how these interventions rolled out globally could reduce billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years and slash consumers’ energy bills. A win for people and the planet!

What comes after the GST? A vision for COP28 and beyond

December 2, 4:45-6:15 pm GST
Blue Zone

Ultimately, whether COP28 is judged a success will largely be determined by how the world responds to the outcomes of the global stocktake. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and Transforma will set out a theory of change for moving from incremental progress in the UNFCCC to transformational levels of ambition and implementation. To add real value, COP28 and the GST need to send clear and specific signals as to what Parties and non-Party stakeholders could usefully do after COP28 in order to collectively achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, both as part of an immediate response as well as through more ambitious nationally determined contributions in 2025.

A vision for the GST outcome and beyond: the case for energy transition

December 2, 4:45-6:15 pm GST
SE Room 5, Blue Zone
Watch online here

Ultimately, whether COP28 is judged a success will largely be determined by how the world responds to the outcomes of the global stocktake. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and Transforma will set out a theory of change for moving from incremental progress in the UNFCCC to transformational levels of ambition and implementation. To add real value, COP28 and the GST need to send clear and specific signals as to what Parties and non-Party stakeholders could usefully do after COP28 in order to collectively achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, both as part of an immediate response as well as through more ambitious nationally determined contributions in 2025.

Sustainable refrigeration practices in health systems (hospitals, pharmacies, cold chain for vaccines)

December 3, 9:30-10:30 am GST
Montreal Protocol Pavilion

In developing countries, there is a need to develop a sustainable and reliable cold chain for the healthcare products and services to improve quality of life through better treatments and working conditions. The medical cold chain contributes around 1% of global GHG emissions (with both direct and indirect emissions), the presentations will present solutions to reduce the energy emissions and consumption of medical cooling systems with better utilisations.

The global stocktake and climate accountability: Unlocking finance and action

December 3, 6:30-8:00 pm GST
SE Room 8, Blue Zone
Watch online here

This event, in collaboration with CDP and Transparency International, will discuss transparency and accountability, from mobilization of climate finance to fossil fuel projects, and how essential they are in making interventions effective and benefiting people and planet. The GST can help realign financial flows and build clear roadmaps, the event underlining stakeholders’ proposals to increase integrity. Speakers will include representatives from CDP, Transparency International as well and Carbon Tracker and will also include government representation. 

Public finance powers private investment

December 4, 11:20-12:01 pm GST
Green Zone

GFCCC: financing the food and energy nexus: The complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems

December 4, 10:45-11:45 am GST
Montreal Protocol Pavilion

About 30% of global energy is consumed in the agricultural and food sector. Primary agriculture consumes only about 20%, whilst food processing, including transport, uses around 40%, and thereby significantly contributes to global energy consumption along agricultural value chains. This event will showcase why financing is critical to making this transition a reality and what is needed to do so. Rabobank, DLL, and the GFCC will converse with various stakeholders in the food value chain as well as solution providers.

Accelerating renewable energy deployment and solutions to achieve a global renewables target

December 4, 11:30-1:00 pm GST
SE Room 1, Blue Zone

Achieving 1.5C requires urgent global effort to accelerate renewable energy deployment. The solutions are clear: address key policy, market and regulatory barriers to unlock mechanisms and finance supporting cost-efficient renewable energy, while respecting environmental and social aspects.

Civil Society Equity Review Report

December 4, 3:00-4:30 pm GST
SE Room 9, Blue Zone
Watch online here

The CSO Equity Review will launch its latest report that aim to lay down recommendations amidst the Global Stocktake, the pressure for more ambition in the next round of NDCs, the demands for a just energy transition, and the expectations from the Global South for a meaningful loss and damage fund. Hosted by the Climate Equity Reference Project, Jubilee South Asia, Earth Island Institute, and Windfall Energy Project​​​​​​.

Measuring capacity progress in climate transparency under the GST

December 4, 3:10-4:10 pm GST
Capacity Building Hub, Zone B6, Building 79
Watch online here

A recent study from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute identified relevant indicators for measuring and evaluating transparency capacity under the GST, and assessed the current availability of data to support collection of those indicators. This event will encourage stakeholder discussion on how to enhance measurement of capacity progress in climate transparency under the GST. Hosted by the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute in collaboration with the independent Global Stocktake, the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, and the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies.

Transport decarbonization and global standards for the export and import of fuels and used cars 

December 5, 9:30-10:00 am GST
Benelux/European Investment Bank Pavilion

23 million used vehicles were exported from 2015 to 2020, around 66% of which were exported to developing and transitional countries, bringing significant pollution and climate change impacts. The event, hosted by the government of the Netherlands, will discuss the development of global standards to ensure that only quality used vehicles can be exported. 

IDEA district cooling conference

December 5, 10:00-1:30 pm GST

The District Cooling Summit will spotlight district cooling as an energy and environmental strategy for cities, communities and campuses. The event will feature recognized global industry experts sharing insights on implementation and optimization of district cooling to raise awareness and promote adoption. Key objectives include showcasing the role of district cooling in achieving energy efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals, and climate change mitigation.

Scaling-up transport decarbonisation

December 5, 1:15-2:45 pm GST
SE Room 6, Blue Zone

CALSTART and the government of the Netherlands will co-lead a panel discussion and workshop supported by the ZEVWISE coalition, Smart Freight Centre, Climate Group, and E2. This session will feature top zero-emission fleets who have committed to 100% zero-emission transport by 2040 in both public and private sectors, with panelists who come together to network, connect, have in-depth discussions, and co-create new ideas and partnerships to accelerate the transition to ze-MHDVs. 

District Cooling: Delivering A Net-Zero Energy Future and Urban Heat Resilience

December 5, 2:30-3:15 pm GST
UNEP Pavillion

Urban areas are on the front lines of climate change, with cities especially vulnerable to the growing heat crisis. By 2100, cities across the world could warm by 4.4°C, exposing the world’s growing urban population to conditions that will damage human health, productivity, and quality of life. As cities face this escalating urban heat island effect, they’re also contending with annual peak power surges due to high air conditioning demand, resulting in blackouts. To address this issue, local governments and industries worldwide are increasingly turning to district cooling as a long-term climate solution for their air conditioning needs that can build resilience in the power grid, reduce AC contribution to heat-island, and provide affordable cooling.

Being convened by the United Nations Environment Programme, this side event will focus on the implementation of commitments in the Global Cooling Pledge — one of the nine non-negotiated declarations, pledges, and charters that constitute key outcomes for the COP28 Presidential Action Agenda. It aims to assess the state of global district cooling development, examining its challenges and opportunities, and how to position district cooling alongside the critical promotion of passive cooling in buildings and at the urban scale.

Passive cooling and nature-based solutions for building comfort

December 5, 3:45 – 4:30 pm GST
UNEP Pavillion

Being convened by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-led Cool Coalition, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), this side event aims to bring together key stakeholders to discuss current challenges and solutions of adopting passive cooling solutions for public/private building projects from the political, financial and technological perspectives with some best practices. Participants will have the opportunity to share perspectives on how we could address sustainable cooling and thermal comfort in buildings in an energy-efficient and resilient way with lower costs. 

Global Cooling Pledge launch

December 5, 6:30-8:00 pm GST
Blue Zone, Al Waha Room 

The Global Cooling Pledge calls on governments and other key stakeholders to commit to action on sustainable cooling, such as accelerating the HFC phasedown, developing a national cooling action plan, establishing increasingly ambitious minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for cooling appliances, and more. We are hopeful that countries will seize the moment by joining the pledge.

Accelerating the ZEV revolution

December 5, 6:30-8:00 pm GST
SE Room 6, Blue Zone

This high-level COP28 event will gather 200+ stakeholders from across the road transport sector to engage in a series of interactive discussions highlighting international collaboration, global assistance, and our outlook for the future. The event will also feature the release of several new reports and the pledges of new signatories to the ZEV Declaration and, among others, profile the ZEVEMI announcements. 

Side event: Zero-emission trucks are here: Leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean

December 6, 10:00-11:30 am GST
Blue Zone

Hosted by CALSTART and the Netherlands, this session will focus on the current state and promise of zero-emission transport in Latin America and island nations. Participants will work to identify shared goals for zero-emission transport for 2024 and increase collaboration among Latin America and Caribbean stakeholders. 

First movers country spotlight

December 6, 11:30-12:30 pm GST
SDG 7 and Global South Pavilion

Freight to zero: Decarbonizing urban freight transportation

December 6, 10:00-11:00 am GST

D​​emand for urban last-mile delivery is expected to grow 78% by 2030, resulting in a 36% increase in delivery vehicles across the world’s largest 100 cities. An expected tripling in the demand for freight by 2050 could double its 8% share of global GHG emissions. Transitioning to electric freight vehicles is among the key mechanisms to lower these emissions. Join The Climate Pledge, C40 Cities mayors, and others as they discuss their experiences advancing freight electrification. This event is recommended for those interested in identifying and proposing opportunities to accelerate the roll-out of electric fleets in cities worldwide.

Charging ahead: A collective vision on charging infrastructure to accelerate the EV transition

December 6, 11:30-12:30 pm GST
Blue Zone

Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is a key enabler to accelerate the transition to zero-emission transport. This UAE Presidency-aligned and highly interactive workshop will focus on how countries and private sector are working towards an expeditious and effortless rollout of EV charging infrastructure for transport as empowered by the Breakthrough Agenda.

Road transport breakthrough roundtable

December 6, TBC GST

This roundtable is an opportunity to discuss what stakeholders want to see from the Road Transport Breakthrough in 2024 and identify the necessary success factors for delivering the Priority Actions by COP29.

Civil society perspectives (iGST) on the expected outcomes of the GST

December 8, 10:00-11:30 pm GST
Regional Climate Foundations pavilion, Building 88, B7 ‘Energy/Finance’ Zone

The iGST regional hubs from Southeast Asia, West Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean, will discuss the first Global Stocktake’s expected results and how can be more effectively implemented in the regions. The event will emphasize the opportunities for the respective regions involving the technical and political information provided and the role of civil society in the subsequent stages.

Strengthening the ozone treaty to secure significant greenhouse gas emission reductions into the future

December 8, 12:00-1:00 pm GST
Montreal Protocol Pavilion

The Montreal Protocol is heralded as the most successful environmental treaty ever and has secured significant climate benefits through the phasing down and out of climate damaging refrigerant gases. However, there is opportunity to significantly increase the GHG emission reduction in the future. Speakers will discuss how the Montreal Protocol could tackle unexpected F-gas emissions and illegal production and trade, incorporate emissions from feedstocks and address growing nitrous oxide emissions.

This is Cool award ceremony for youth innovators

December 8, 2:30-3:30 pm GST
SDG 7 Global South Pavilion

Needs and priorities of Latin America and the Caribbean countries towards updating NDCs

December 9, 10:00-11:30 am GST
Regional Climate Foundations pavilion, Building 88, B7 ‘Energy/Finance’ Zone

The iGST Latin America and the Caribbean Hub will present how the first Global Stocktake process, both technical and political results, can motivate and contribute to the subsequent phases and updates to the National Determined Contributions. It will also discuss how the GST can foster the collaboration of non-Party stakeholders and Parties in their NDC implementation. Finally, it will discuss the how the GST is also connected with the transparency and accountability agenda for both Parties and NPS.

Accelerating the HFC phasedown: Examples and lessons learned

December 9, 10:45-11:45 am GST

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) to host.

First movers: Cities leading from the front on sustainable cooling

December 9, 11:30 -12:30 pm GST
SDG 7 Global South Pavilion

Paving paths for COP30: Brazil’s shared responsibility with the Global Stocktake

December 11, 6:30-8:00 pm GST
SE Room 6

The Brazilian Climate Change Conference (CBMC) demonstrates multi-sectoral collaboration aligned with Paris Agreement, serving as a model for GST implementation and paving ambitious paths for COP30. It provides a multi-stakeholder approach for climate crisis in pursuit of resilience, justice, and collective action. Hosted by the Institute for Climate and Society and Ethos Brasil.