The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will take place from November 30 to December 12 at Dubai’s Expo City. This year’s host, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will preside over the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake (GST) and key negotiations leading to the operationalization of the loss and damage fund that was agreed to last year at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Finding common ground on the phasedown of fossil fuels will be a priority for many at Dubai after parties failed to strengthen language from the Glasgow Pact at COP26. Also key will be advancing adaptation talks that nearly collapsed at the Bonn meetings this June and laying the framework for a New Collective Quantitative Goal (NCQG) on climate finance at COP29. The Loss and Damage Fund is the point of contention with propossals from the Global North to change the nature of the fund and take over its functioning. Human Rights as always in the table as negotiations develop again in a hostile environment with no Civic Space.