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On November 30, 2023, the 28th edition of the "Conference of the Parties" (COP 28) will commence in Dubai, UAE. This annual gathering unites the governments that signed the Paris Agreement, as they work together to determine collaborative approaches for addressing the challenges posed by climate change and its impacts.

COP28 UAE: the world will take stock of its progress on the Paris Agreement

The upcoming COP is anticipated to differ significantly from its forerunners. In contrast to the previous years' COPs, which focused on setting the right ambition and its implementation, this year's conference has been structured around a comprehensive assessment of progress since adopting the Paris Agreement provided by Global Stocktake (GST). The COP28 UAE Presidency will work to ensure that the world responds to the GST with a clear plan of action.

The GST, covered in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement, is a process for taking stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and assessing collective progress towards achieving its goals. Article 14 states that the first implementation of the GST will take place in 2023 at COP 28, and every five years thereafter. The second GST will similarly be completed in 2028 and its results used for Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) due in 2030. This schedule will allow countries sufficient time to consider the GST outcomes when developing their NDCs.

In conclusion, the outcomes of the GST will provide a valuable information to support the Parties in updating and reinforcing their climate actions while enhancing international cooperation, with COP 28 playing a crucial role in aligning climate action efforts and bridging gaps in progress through the implementation of necessary measures.

COP28 focus

What is GST?

Closing remarks