Our World Climate Impact Hub
at COP28's Blue Zone in Dubai
30 November – 12 December 2023, Blue Zone
In the heart of the global climate negotiations at COP28’s Blue Zone, the World Climate Foundation’s Pavilion served as an Impact Hub for creativity, cross-sector collaboration, partnerships and the launch of innovative initiatives in the global pursuit of a net-zero, nature-positive and healthy planet.
As an accredited observer to the UNFCCC process and a member of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, we leverage our 14-year experience to contribute to the COP28 priorities and the “COP of Action”.
By bringing the art elements and imagination, we inspired our community to bigger, bolder action to accelerate innovation, mobilise investment, and shape policies in the fields of climate, biodiversity and health. Working in close collaboration with influential stakeholders from various sectors and geographies, we are dedicated to delivering concrete outcomes that significantly advance sustainable development.
Our Objectives at COP28
Creating the Coalition of the Ambitious
Connecting and convening the key stakeholders on crucial topics at the right time to accelerate the transition to a net-zero and green economy.
Break Silos and Create Ambition Loops
Breaking silos and creating ambition loops between public and private entities, in collaboration with a set of strategic partners across energy, finance, industry, transport, buildings, nature and health.
Bridge Climate, Biodiversity and Health
Bridging our World Climate Network, World Biodiversity Network and World Health Network to achieve more coherent solutions.
The World Climate Impact Hub brought panel sessions, workshops, partnership and networking opportunities, thematic receptions and coffee sessions, and media events. Some of the key themes that we discussed were:
Scale up industry transition including hard-to-abate sectors
Fast tracking the clean energy transition
Transport & mobility
Accelerate net-zero transport systems
Infrastructure & built environment
Facilitate nature-based solutions & climate smart food systems
Enhance decarbonisation of infrastructure & built environment
Finance for climate action
Inspire Solutions with Interactive Art Elements
Awakening the imagination to create a change with 'Super Reef' by SUPERFLEX and ART-2030, a vision to restore at least 55 km2 of the reef in harbours and along the coast of Denmark to help foster biodiversity. Super Reef was constructed from a mixture of structures, designed to best benefit the local ocean life.
We are keen to bridge the outcomes of COP27 and the collaboration agenda for COP28 and to work with you on advancing our goals in areas such as the clean energy transition, climate investments and nature-based climate solutions.
H.E. Mariam Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE, at World Climate Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in 2022.