United Nations Climate Change Meeting: UNFCCC COP28
COP28 (28th Annual Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)) will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November – 12 December 2023.
POGO will participate in the conference via several channels:
Official side event
(with co-host: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI))
“Global ocean observations for equitable knowledge-based decision-making“
Risks raised by climate-forced changes to the ocean elevate the need for timely solutions. The technological revolution offers a growing list of tools, but purposeful observation, collaboration, capacity building & stakeholder engagement are necessary to address challenges effectively and equitably.
Sun, 10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1
Speakers (to be confirmed): J. Edson (WHOI), H. Findlay (PML), E. Hill (NOC), S. Seeyave (POGO), E. Siegel (Dalhousie Univ), K. Ramakrishna (WHOI/Moderator)
OTHER side event SPEAKING SLOTS
Sunday 3 December
5-6pm – Ocean Pavilion
Navigating African Waters: Advancing Ocean Observations for Sustainable Development
Moderator: Margaret Leinen (Scripps)
Speakers: Amr Hamouda (NIOF), Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna (WHOI), Prof Stephen Widdicombe (PML & GOA-ON), Dr Lilian Krug (POGO), Wentao Wang (The Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21), Suzan Elgharabawy (NIOF)
Monday 4 December
2-3pm – Ocean Decade/OceanX Pavilion
Ocean Climate Spotlight: Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON)
Speaker: Margaret Leinen
(with co-hosts: Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) , International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO) and University of Plymouth)
Friday 1 December to Wednesday 6 December 2023
Stand 9, ‘Opportunity Petal’
Why the Ocean Matters in Climate Negotiations: Sharing the latest developments in climate challenges, impacts & options towards sustainable ocean development connecting science, industry, policy & society on ocean action in the UNFCCC processes and strengthening NDCs.
VIRTUAL OCEAN PAVILION EXHIBIT
The COP28 Virtual Ocean Pavilion is an online platform which aims to raise the visibility of the ocean and showcase why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and to all life on our planet. A virtual format ensures that the Pavilion is able to respond to changes in the COP28 schedule and will reach a much wider audience than just those able to attend COP28.
The portal will be live from 22 November – 12 December 2023, at https://cop28oceanpavilion.vfairs.com/
COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration
POGO is a signatory on the COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration, whereby the partners of the Ocean Pavilion at COP28 and associated stakeholders call on world leaders to support and foster efforts to greatly expand and improve ocean observations worldwide to provide a basis for understanding ongoing natural and anthropogenic change and for planning mitigation and adaptation strategies, with a particular emphasis on building capacity in developing nations and on expanding coverage of under-observed regions.
Read the full declaration here: