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Leeds at COP28

In November 2023, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be hosting the next United Nations climate change conference, known as COP28. 

Since 1995, world governments have met every year to negotiate a response to global climate change. These 197 nations and territories, signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, are represented at the Conference of the Parties (COP), responsible for reviewing the implementation of the Convention. This year is the 28th meeting of the COP, hence COP28. 

Find out about our activities at COP27 and COP26. 

COP28 and the University of Leeds

Research and innovation from the University of Leeds will contribute to important discussions and negotiations that take place in the run up to, and at, COP28. As an official observer of the UNFCCC – the framework that underpins COP28 – the University will send a delegation to the conference in Dubai. Members of this delegation will be involved in events and activities across both the Blue Zone (UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations) and Green Zone (managed by the UAE Government, and open to the general public).

Meet our COP28 team

Learn more about some of the staff and students involved with COP28.

Webinar: University of Leeds at COP28

Hear some of our delegation discuss what they'll be doing at COP28 and what the priorities are for the negotiations.

Events at COP28

University of Leeds delegates are involved in several events at COP28.

COP28 online

Not in Dubai? Don't panic! Here are some ways to get involved virtually.

Leeds alumni, COP28, and climate action

Read about Leeds alumni around the globe who are helping to combat the climate crisis.

Horizons Institute on COP28

COP28 blogs from the Horizons Institute which provides a shared platform for tackling global challenges.

Expert insights

COP28 insights, commentary and explainers from University of Leeds researchers.

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