COP28 Blue Zone
Nov 30 - Dec 12, 2023
Straight from inside the Blue Zone at COP28, the Cities + Climate team will be bringing you briefings aligned with the thematic days of the conference.
Featuring interviews with guest experts, these briefings will help outline the path forward for Canadian multilevel climate action.
The Thematic Schedule
Video icons indicate dates with a virtual briefing release. Star icons indicate multilevel climate action events taking place in the Blue Zone.
Local Climate Action Summit
Health/Relief, Recovery and Peace
Energy/Just Transition/ Indigenous Peoples
Multilevel Action, Urbanization
The Blue Zone
Information from the UAE Presidency about the Blue Zone at COP28
Youth, Children, Education
Nature, Land Use, and Oceans
Food, Agriculture and Water
COP28 Blue Zone
10:30 am Dubai
This panel will speak to the work needed at the community level to build climate resilient and affordable housing, transition industries sustainably and equitably, modernize mobility infrastructure, and support Indigenous-led economic development. We will cover a starting set of actions to take back to Canada, shaping policy toolkits, driving funding, and reducing barriers to progress.
Messages from the Frontlines:
An integrative Approach to Climate, Economy, and Land-Use
The Global Covenant of Mayors
Join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Follow along for a lineup of events throughout the two weeks, focused on city climate action.
CHAMP is a commitment taken by national governments on a new way of working in partnership with their subnational governments, and in particular, on a new way of approaching the development and implementation of their next Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in time for COP30 in 2025.
(Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships)
Download pledge PDF
The Cities + Climate Initiative is focused on advancing the role and impact of multilevel climate action in Canada using dialogue and collaboration. Through knowledge sharing, practical coordination, strategic dialogue, and public engagement, we aim to help Canadian cities chart a course forward, encouraging a common purpose and sense of collaboration on climate change mitigation and adaptation that will carry us through the 2020s.
We would like to thank the Trottier Family Foundation for financially supporting this work, and thank our dialogue participants for their contributions to this discussion. We look forward to continuing to work with you all on this critical effort.