UCL and COP28
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:
- UCL Handbook for Communicating Climate Change (PDF)
- UCL presents the COP28 carbon footprint calculator
- Three key issues for cities at COP28
COP28 related events from across UCL:
COP28 related news from other sources:
- Loss and damage at COP28 and beyond
- The UN is holding this year’s climate conference in a petrostate reachable only by air
- Emerging economies need carbon space to achieve decent living standards and net-zero emissions
- Society-Wide Conversations on Net Zero: IPPO’s Recommendations for Government
- Are rich nations doing enough to help developing countries cope with climate change?
- The weather warnings expected at COP
- EU states call on Brussels to rethink shipping emissions charge
Projects and papers
Find out about some of our top projects and papers helping shape the debate.
- A sectoral approach to the Loss and Damage fund: exploring potential applications and guiding principles
- Navigating the Climate Conferences: Comparing the Carbon Footprint of Private Jet Travel and Other Modes of Transport to COP28
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.
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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