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30 November – 12 December 2023,
World Climate Impact Hub, Dubai, Blue Zone

*The programme is subject to update on this page. Stay tuned to be up to date. 

Thursday 30 Nov - Opening Day

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The 28th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28)
hosted by the UAE, opens at Expo City, Dubai

Friday 1 Dec - World Climate Action Summit

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Programme to be determined
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Saturday 2 Dec - World Climate Action Summit

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Programme to be determined
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Sunday 3 Dec - Health / Relief, Recovery, and Peace

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Programme to be determined

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18:00-21:00 GST

‘World Climate Foundation & Partners Celebration Gala Dinner – Building Bridges, Creating Change Together’

Location: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Host: World Climate Foundation

Monday 4 Dec - Finance / Trade / Gender Equality / Accountability

10:00-10:45 GST

Session: Leading the Way: The United States’ Role in Confronting the Climate Crisis

Location: World Climate Impact Hub
Host: Galvanize Climate Solutions

Speakers:

  • Ali Zaidi, White House National Climate Advisor

  • Tom Steyer, Co-Executive Chair, Galvanize Climate Solutions

11:00-11:45 GST

Nordic Countries and US Launch the Investment Mobilisation Collaboration Arrangement (IMCA):
A New Joint Initiative to Mobilise Climate Finance to Emerging and Developing Markets

Location: Shared Presentation Hub, Thematic Stage 4 – Nature, Zone B7, Building 87, COP28 Blue Zone

Host: IMCA (Operating Partner World Climate Foundation and support from Climate Investment Coalition)
 
Speakers:

  • Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador of Denmark

  • Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Government of Sweden Ville Tavio, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Government of Finland

  • Ville Tavio, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Government of Finland

  • Marc-André, Blanchard, Executive Vice-President and Head of CDPQ Global and Global Head of Sustainability, CDPQ

  • Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA and Co-Chair, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

  • Matsi Modise, Chairperson of Technology Innovation Agency of South Africa; Africa Lead, World Climate Foundation

11:00-12:00 GST

Session: Unlocking Investment and Innovation to Accelerate Climate-Smart Agriculture

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: ADM

 

Speakers:

  • Dr Valerie Hickey, Global Director of Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy, World Bank Group

  • Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM

  • Marina Grossi, President, Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development

14:00-14:45 GST

Session: Fostering Trust and Investment in Natural Climate Solutions

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

Host: WEYERHAEUSER
 
Speakers:

  • Simon Mulcahy, President, Sustainability, TIME

  • Russell Hagen, SVP and Chief Development Officer, Weyerhaeuser

  • Jonathan Goldberg, CEO, Carbon Direct

  • Rebecca Benner, Managing Director Carbon Programs, TNC

14:45-15:15 GST

Networking/Coffee Reception

Location: World Climate Impact Hub Host: WEYERHAEUSER

16:00-17:00 GST

Session: Empowering Equitable Change: Key Roles in Driving a Just Transition

Location: World Climate Impact Hub


Host: Federated Hermes
 
Speakers:

  • Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Federated Hermes (Keynote)

  • Leon Kamhi, Head of Responsibility and EOS, Federated Hermes

  • Dr Valerie Hickey, Global Director of Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy, World Bank Group

  • Fazil Abdul Rahiman, VP Sustainability and CC, TAQA

  • Jennifer Tauli Corpuz, Managing Director, Policy, Nia Tero

17:00-18:00 GST

Networking Reception

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

Host: Federated Hermes

Tuesday 5 Dec - Energy and Industry / Just Transition

12:00-13:00 GST

Session: How to Accelerate Climate Finance & Clean Energy Transition: Perspective from Asia

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: Cathay Financial Holdings
 
Speakers:

  • CK Lee, President, Cathay Financial Holdings (Keynote)

  • CK Lee, President, Cathay Financial Holdings and Jens Nielsen, CEO, World Climate Foundation (Announcement)

  • Anjali Viswamohanan, Director of Policy, Asia Investor Group in Climate Change (AIGCC) 

  • Sophia Cheng, Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Financial Holdings

  • Tomoaki Fujii, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Nissay Asset Management Corporation

  • Manfred Shephers, CEO, ILX Fund

  • Franziska Zimmermann, Director/ Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, Temasek

14:00-14:45 GST

Session: Decarbonising Supply Chains: from Ambitious Targets to Tangible Action

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

Host: Novo Nordisk
 
Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney

  • Morten Bo Christiansen, SVP, Head of Energy Transition, Maersk

  • Kim Carnahan, Head of Secretariat, Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) and Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA)

  • Katrine DiBona, CVP, Global Sustainability & Public Affairs, Novo Nordisk

16:00-16:45 GST

Session: Powering the Future: Unleashing Human Capital for the Energy Transition

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: Kearney

 

Speakers:

  • Richard Forrest, Partner, Head of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Ventures Global and Europe Lead, Sustainability, Kearney

  • Nabil Almessabi, Chief Human Resources Officer, TAQA

  • Faisal Jadu, Chief People and Culture Officer, ACWA

17:00-18:00 GST

Networking Reception

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: World Climate Foundation

Wednesday 6 Dec - Multilevel Action, Urbanisation and Built Environment / Transport

11:30-12:00 GST

Session: Sustainable Transportation: Empowering the Next Generation of Public Services

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: ServiceNow
 
Speakers:

  • Matsi Modise, Africa Lead; Chairperson, World Climate Foundation; Technology Innovation Agency of South Africa

  • Raj Iyer, Global Head of Public Sector, ServiceNow

14:00-15:00 GST

Session: Sustainability in Transportation: From Nice to Have to Business Critical

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

Host: Siemens Mobility
 
Speakers:

  • Angela Hultberg, Global Sustainability Director, Kearney

  • Moritz Gut, Sustainability Manager, Siemens Mobility

  • Lucie Anderton, Head of Sustainability, International Union of Railways 

  • Barbara Klein Barr, Director, International Programs, Federal Railroad Administration

  • Sean Maguire, Strategic Partnerships & Communications Director, Clean Air Fund 

15:00-15:30 GST

Networking

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: Siemens Mobility

Thursday 7 Dec – Day of Rest

All day

World Climate Summit – The Investment COP

Location: : Conrad, Dubai

 

Host: World Climate Foundation
 

Friday 8 Dec – Youth, Children, Education and Skills

All day

World Climate Summit – The Investment COP

Location: : Conrad, Dubai

 

Host: World Climate Foundation

Saturday 9 Dec – Nature, Land Use, Oceans

12:00-13:00 GST

Networking reception

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

Host: Kearney and World Climate Foundation

Sunday 10 Dec – Food, Agriculture, Water

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Programme to be determined

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Monday & Tuesday 11 – 12 Dec – Final Negotiations

Time TBD

Networking

Location: World Climate Impact Hub

 

HOST:

World Climate Foundation

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