What is COP28?
In November, representatives from 200 countries across the world will meet in Dubai, UAE for COP28, the UN’s annual Climate Summit. COP28 stands for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, but you’ll hear people often just refer to them as COPs.
On Wednesday 13 December, a ‘historic’ agreement had been reached with the issue of fossil fuels firmly at the centre. Is the agreement a signal of the end of fossil fuels or just more empty rhetoric? Hannah Eves, A Rocha UK’s Policy and Campaigns Officer, explains the outcome and what it means for climate and nature.
Linking climate change and biodiversity loss
There is an equivalent Summit for biodiversity, the latest of which was COP15 when the UK signed up to a commitment to restore 30% of land and sea by 2030. Back in 2021, COP26 was hosted in Glasgow. The UK government had the presidency of this COP, and put nature on the agenda for the first time, making the critical link between the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
A Rocha UK is part of an international network of A Rocha organisations. A Rocha UK have virtual passes for COP28 and members of the A Rocha family from Ghana and Canada will be attending the conference in person.
Learn more about the A Rocha family position on Nature-based solutions to climate change here.
Read the comment from our November eNews below, looking at what’s on the agenda for the conference and what we’d like to see happen.
Global Day of Action
Join us as we march at the Global Day of Action on 9 December in Central London. We’ll be joining other faith organisations to encourage each other, pray and bear witness – calling for greater ambition and action for the sake of people and planet.