As global temperatures soar to unprecedented levels and extreme weather events impact communities worldwide, COP28 marks a crucial moment for the international community to unite, realign strategies, and accelerate efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

COP28 is where the world will take stock of progress on the Paris Agreement and chart a course of action to dramatically reduce emissions and protect lives and livelihoods.

Hosted by the United Arab Emirates, this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai.

COP28 brings together leaders from governments, businesses, NGOs and civil society to find concrete solutions to climate change, the defining issue of our time.

Cities Alliance will actively participate, alongside our members and partners, focusing our commitment to spotlighting climate action within the informal sector and collaborating with local urban communities, particularly those more vulnerable. 

Cities Alliance at COP28 flyer

Cities Alliance’s COP28 events (UAE time): 


1 December – 12:00-13:00. Inclusive city governance: Young people and the informal sector leading the change, co-hosted by Cities Alliance, Youth Climate Council Global Alliance, and International Centre for Climate Change and Development. Resilience Hub

 4 December – 11:00-12:00. Women building resilience in cities, hosted by Cities Alliance. UNOPS Pavilion – Blue zone

 4 December – 16:00-17:00. Climate-compatible infrastructure for gender equality, hosted by UNOPS. UNOPS Pavilion – Blue zone

6 December – 13:30 -15:00. An integrated approach to delivering climate-resilient and inclusive infrastructure, hosted by UNOPS. UNOPS Pavilion – Blue zone

6 December – 16:00 -17:00 Sustainable Construction: Fostering urban resilience and community engagementhosted by Cities Alliance. UNOPS Pavilion – Blue zone



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