COP28 took place in the United Arab Emirates in 2023. Find out more about IRDR's response to the discussions and recommendations that arose from the event.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, stood at a pivotal juncture in the global effort to combat the climate crisis. Taking place from November 30 to December 12, 2023, at Expo City in Dubai, this conference marked the 28th gathering of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC.
Bringing nations from across the world together, COP28 was a critical platform for deliberations and collaborations aimed at addressing the pressing challenges of climate change.
UCL COP28 delegation
Dr Susannah Fisher
For COP 28, Dr Susannah Fisher was part of the UCL delegation. Dr Fisher is a Principal Research Fellow in the IRDR with a specialism in adaptation and climate finance: "My research explores how climate finance supports countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change and the politics of how we define and measure effective adaptation."
Reflections by Dr Fisher
- COP28: we need more accountability in adaptation
- COP28 agreement on adapting to climate change kicks the real challenge down the road
Article in The Conversation:
A number of IRDR staff and students also attended COP28.
Read more responses to the discussions at COP28, and associated topics, from other IRDR academics.
- Human trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation: the ‘loss and damage’ from climate change a fund will not compensate, Dr Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson in The Conversation, 12 December 2023.
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More from UCL
Find out more about UCL's contibution to COP28 on the UCL Climate Change website.