The UN’s 28th annual climate change conference (COP28) will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 30 November – 12 December 2023.
As the world’s first Global Stocktake will be concluded at COP28, this COP provides a critical moment to curb extreme weather events and transition to a sustainable and resilient future.
The Global Stocktake takes place every five years, and evaluates the world’s progress towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and where there are gaps to accelerate climate action.
The two-week COP28 Action Agenda is designed for a diverse range of stakeholders around specific solutions that must be urgently scaled to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees, build resilience, and mobilise finance.
Our global network of Green Building Councils can make the COP28 Action Agenda a reality. Not only can we, but we already are. How? Through driving an energy efficient, regenerative and just transition in the building and construction sector.
So what does that look like
- For governments – our Green Building Councils are working with local and national governments to realign their policies to facilitate the transition to sustainable built environments.
- For businesses – we are working alongside industry to leverage sustainable and innovative solutions, technologies, and ambition that already exist to give confidence for bolder building regulations.
- For the finance community – we are demonstrating that by joining the sustainable transition of the built environment, and investing in fossil-fuel-free and resilient buildings, they can mitigate the risk of stranded assets and early economic obsolescence.