Climate Change


UCL and COP28

COP28 is taking place in the United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. Read on to discover UCL’s contribution to COP.

What is COP28?

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, stands as a pivotal juncture in the global effort to combat the climate crisis.

Scheduled from November 30 to December 12, 2023, at Expo City in Dubai, this conference marks the 28th gathering of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC.

Bringing nations from across the world together, COP28 is set to be a critical platform for deliberations and collaborations aimed at addressing the pressing challenges of climate change.

How is UCL shaping the COP28 debate?

Each year, UCL takes an active stance in the global fight against the climate crisis by assembling a dedicated team of experts drawn from diverse disciplines within the university to participate in COP.

This team embodies UCL's commitment to making a substantial impact on the international stage. Engaging in negotiations, discussions, and events, the team works tirelessly over the course of two weeks to bring about change.

UCL is once again sending a diverse and cross-disciplinary team of researchers and academics to attend COP 28, including for the first time a representative of the student body, the Student Union Affairs Officer.

News and events

COP28 related news from across UCL:

COP28 related events from across UCL:

COP28 related news from other sources:

Projects and papers

Find out about some of our top projects and papers helping shape the debate.



Meet our COP28  team

Meet our climate experts attending COP28, and our supporting team.


Generation One: The Climate Podcast

The Climate Podcast is now back for season 4, covering COP28. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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How to get involved

COP28 is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

You can get engaged with the COP process; by lobbying your MP or Government representative for your country to adhere to or better their existing COP contributions. This will make it more likely that your government will stick to its commitments, and encourage it to take stronger action – you can find your country’s Nationally Determined Contributions here.

But you can also support your country, and hence the global effort, by taking action at any level you can. Building global momentum requires leadership at all levels – home, school, workplace, neighbourhood, city, region, as well as the national level. 

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