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UN Climate Conference COP28
30 November-12 December 2023 | Dubai, UAE




With global temperatures hitting record highs, and extreme weather events affecting people around the globe, this year’s UN climate change conference, COP28, is a pivotal opportunity to correct course and accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis.

COP28 is where the world will take stock of progress on the Paris Agreement – the landmark climate treaty concluded in 2015 – and chart a course of action to dramatically reduce emissions and protect lives and livelihoods.

Heads of State, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs will meet from 30 Nov – 12 Dec 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the largest annual gathering on climate action.

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News in Brief 13 December 2023

  • Gaza ceasefire ‘in everybody’s interest’: UN humanitarian coordinator
  • Fossil fuel phaseout ‘inevitable’: UN chief on COP28 outcome 
  • Global Refugee Forum opportunity to bolster forced displacement response: Grandi
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News in Brief 11 December 2023

  • Gaza humanitarian crisis deepens as fighting rages on across the Strip 

  • COP28: UN chief urges climate talks ambition as clock runs out
  • Human rights at 75: Türk calls on countries to overcome divisions 

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Human rights are a solution to the climate crisis

Clear and unequivocal language on the phasing out of fossil fuels is the only way forward to prevent the human rights crisis that is caused by climate change. 

This is the message from Benjamin Schachter, the UN human rights office Environment and Climate Change Team Leader, who is coordinating the OHCHR delegation at the COP28 climate conference, now underway in Dubai, UAE.

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It’s time to reprioritize our resources to focus on the climate crisis

Taking 5 per cent of global military expenditures and directing it towards education and the climate crisis, would free up $100 billion a year to respond to climate change.

Speaking to UN News on the sidelines of COP28 conference in Dubai, Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of the UN global fund for education, sent a strong message to countries as she launched an appeal for $150 million to empower teachers and millions of children affected by forced displacement and climate change.