Leaders call for bold climate action at COP28
Forty-seven leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and West Africa released open letters calling on world leaders at COP28 to accelerate bold climate action.
Ambitious climate action is good for people and development. Transforming our sectors and systems today means building the green economy of the future. It’s about seizing the opportunities for cleaner and healthier environments, better jobs, new industries and innovations, and reducing the risks of climate-related disasters. It is also about recognizing the hard decisions and working through them collaboratively to ensure a just and equitable transition for all.
COP28 is the most significant climate accountability moment to date. Our actions this year will set the course for the future of the fight against climate change. Inclusive and regionally considered solutions must be the centerpiece of the political outcomes of the Global Stocktake, at COP28 and beyond. In the open letters, leaders outline challenges and opportunities for climate action in each region and call for leaders to move positive tipping points forward, address gaps, and drive course-correcting transformations.
Read the open letters below:
- Open Letter: Leaders from Southeast Asia Call for Bold Climate Action
- Open Letter: Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean Call for Bold Climate Action (Spanish version)
- Open Letter: Leaders from West Africa Call for Bold Climate Action (French version)
Signatories represent regional hub members of the independent Global Stocktake, a coalition of organizations worldwide that provide technical input in the Global Stocktake process. Together, they are working to ensure world leaders respond strongly to the Global Stocktake at COP28 and beyond.