COP28 kicks off in Dubai, a key summit that will set the course for climate action over the next decade

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The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) has begun in Dubai. From today until December 11, heads of state, ministries and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and executive management, will gather here for the most important annual meeting on climate action.

The so-called Climate Summit will build on the outcomes of COP27 with the aim of taking action on key issues to address the climate emergency.

According to the United Nations, climate action cannot wait. During COP28, progress since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015 will be taken stock of and the effective reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions will be addressed. Strengthening resilience and adaptation to the consequences of the effects of climate change, as well as the fulfillment of climate action financing commitments in developing countries, will be other challenges to be addressed.

The Government of Spain, as was the case in the last edition in Sharm El Sheik (Egypt), has a pavilion in the blue zone of the Climate Summit where it will be held. about 50 events The COP will be attended by the different entities, companies and administrations present at the COP, this year with a markedly international character.

Thus, the Spanish Pavilion is conceived as a meeting place for entities to present their agreements and objectives in terms of climate ambition. This year, as a novelty, 100% of the events can be followed in streaming through the social media channels of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) and the Biodiversity Foundation. All the information to follow them online and the complete program is available at this link.

In the Spanish Pavilion, the director of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Elena Pita, will participate in three events focused on topics such as climate justice, bioeconomy and agriculture.

Specifically, on Friday, December 8 from 15:00 to 16:00 (local time) participate in the event “Strengthening partnerships for feminist action for climate justice”, a space to share advances in feminist climate justice and lay the groundwork for future collaborations.

The following day, December 9, from 13:30 to 14:30, the event “Bioeconomy: can inclusion, innovation, and sustainability align?” will take place, with the aim of understanding the different approaches that each country has on the bioeconomy and trying to align climate objectives.

On December 10, the last day of activity in the Spanish Pavilion at COP28, between 08:30 and 09:30 hours, Fundación Biodiversidad will participate in the side event “Challenges in the implementation of regenerative agriculture practices”, which will provide an overview of the challenges faced by the expansion of regenerative agriculture. regenerative agriculture, as well as possible solutions.