Global Food Systems Transformation at the Centre of COP 28

This year’s international climate change conference, the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), will be the first such conference to have a major focus on food. The COPs are the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Its annual sessions aim to promote institutional and administrative provisions and to take stock of progress in various areas. For the first time, there will be a dedicated food day, and food, agriculture, and water will be the focus of at least 22 major events during the fortnight of COP28 talks in Dubai, from 30 November to 13 December, presided over by the United Arab Emirates. There will also be a dedicated Food4Climate pavilion in ExpoCity, where the talks will be held. COP28 will serve as a nexus for leaders representing governments, businesses, NGOs, and civil society to forge tangible solutions collaboratively.

United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023
United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023
COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
30 November – 12 December 2023

First Part of the High-Level Segment
United Nations Climate Change Conference
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2023

The first part of the high-level segment (HLS) of COP 28/CMP 18/CMA 5 will be held during the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) from Friday, 1 December to Saturday, 2 December 2023, and will hear national statements from Heads of State and Government (HOS/G) and Vice Presidents who have registered and confirmed their wish to deliver a statement. Parties will have only one opportunity to deliver a national statement during the high-level segment.
Owing to the number of HoS/G registered to deliver national statements, the HLS will take
place in Plenary Al Hairat and Plenary Al Ghafat on 1 December and in Plenary Al Hairat on
2 December.