The world is at a critical juncture in the fight against climate change, and all eyes are on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) set to take place in Dubai. For Asia, a region teeming with diversity, dynamism, and environmental challenges, the implications of COP28 are monumental.
Being hosted by an Asian country, the stakes and significance have touched a paramount peak! COP28 is not just another climate conference; it can be THE defining moment for Asia’s climate future. Here’s why:
- Global Emissions Hotspot: Asia hosts a significant share of global carbon emissions, and the decisions made at COP28 will influence the region’s emission trajectory.
- Solutions and Adaptation: Asian nations will be seeking and sharing solutions for mitigating emissions while adapting to the changes already underway. The conference will be a platform for all nations to exchange knowledge, strategies and technology to effectively address and collectively hit our climate goals. It’s also an opportunity to reflect and reinvigorate on our plan vs implementations.
- Financing Climate Action: To implement climate-resilient projects and tackle climate challenges effectively, we’re looking at COP28 to secure funding (aka money, and lots of it!)
- Political Alliances: The conference will strengthen diplomatic ties within and beyond the region, encouraging collaboration to tackle the crisis and foster a united front for climate action on the global stage.
The decisions made at this conference will reverberate across the world, especially impacting people and policies for those in the Global South. Which is why we need to bring our A-game when reporting on the crisis of our time or even following the COP debates. And so, we are hosting an informative webinar to help you do just that!
This online session will provide an in-depth look into current climate priorities and challenges, from energy developments, the extent of loss and damage, building climate resilience in emerging economies along with tips and strategies to mobilize climate action.