“COP28 – What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Conference in Dubai: A COP Under Pressure”, the new note from the Blog of the Observatory is out !

COP28 will take place in the United Arab Emirates from November 30th to December 12th, against a backdrop of doubts about the presidency's ability to achieve an ambitious agreement. It will be an opportunity to draw up the first global assessment of the Paris Agreement, and to build on the achievements of COP27.

The goal is to save the objectives of the Paris Agreement: to limit global warming « well below 2°C » compared to the pre-industrial period, and preferably to 1.5°C.

This COP will also be an opportunity to assess the global progress of the Paris Agreement and to solidify the achievements of COP27, particularly in terms of loss and damage.

The latest note from the Blog of the Observatory focuses on the key issues at stake at COP28, scheduled to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 30 November to 12 December.


  • A highly debated choice of presidency: Is there a real impact?
  • COP28, a pivotal moment in the ambition cycle
    • The first Global Stocktake of climate action
    • The phase-out of fossil fuels and the tripling of renewable energies
    • Implementation of the loss and damage financing mechanism.

In this context, and at a time of reviewing progress: Where do we stand?  It is essential to assess the progress made by non-state actors: cities, regions, businesses and NGOs, since the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The Climate Chance Observatory‘s forthcoming “Global Synthesis Report on Climate Action 2023” will provide further insight into this key issue.