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02 December 2023

Museum of the Future’s ‘Climate Future Week’ to host special session entitled ‘Countdown to COP28’


Dubai, 28 September 2023: The Museum of the Future, in collaboration with Dubai-based interdisciplinary think tank, Fiker Institute, will organise a special session entitled ‘The countdown to COP28’. This session will see a panel discussion between His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, COP28 President-Designate and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Her Excellency Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28 and International Union for Conservation of Nature President, moderated by Dubai Abulhoul, Emirati Author, Rhodes Scholar and Founder of Fiker Institute.  

The session will review the latest preparations to host the twenty-eighth session of the “Conference of the Parties” United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) taking place in Dubai this upcoming November.

In line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership, the COP28 Presidency seeks for the conference to be a turning point for achieving tangible and fundamental progress in global climate action in conjunction with achieving sustainable economic and social development goals, through its Action Agenda, which is based on four pillars:  Fast-tracking the energy transition and slashing emissions before 2030; transforming climate finance, by delivering on old promises and setting the framework for a new deal on finance; putting nature, people, lives and livelihoods at the heart of climate action; and mobilizing for the most inclusive COP ever.

The activities of ‘Climate Future Week’ opened Tuesday 26 September, with participation from leading experts and those interested in the fields of environment, sustainability, and climate change. The first day witnessed eight keynote speeches and dialogue sessions focusing on climate action, enhancing sustainability efforts, and adopting future technologies, in addition to a workshop focused on training future leaders in climate negotiations organised in cooperation with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy.

The activities of the second day of ‘Climate Future Week’ included a keynote from His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, during a session on the future of global sustainable trade, in addition to workshops, climate film screenings as part of ‘Night at the Museum’, as well as a regional environmental photography exhibition featuring the work of three Emirati photographers.

Climate Future Week, in collaboration with Fiker Institute, is part of the UAE’s broader commitment to bolster national endeavours and initiatives within the realm of environmental conservation, climate change, and natural resource management. This commitment gains particular significance as COP28 approaches, where global discussions on the future of climate change will be hosted in Dubai this November.
This endeavour further solidifies the UAE's status as a hub for crucial global dialogues that impact our present day as well as future challenges and opportunities.

 For more information about ‘Climate Future Week,’ please visit the website: (www.climatefutureweek.ae).