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Parliamentary meetings at COP28

United Arab Emirates


COP logo The main Parliamentary Meeting, scheduled at the heart of the 28th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), is a collaborative effort between the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UAE's Federal National Council.

Taking place from 9:00-18:00 on Wednesday 6 December, in Dubai, UAE, this gathering will convene global parliaments to facilitate knowledge sharing, international cooperation, and the exchange of best practices for climate action. The event aims to create an inclusive platform for parliamentary dialogue, elevating parliamentary voices, and supporting urgent climate efforts both nationally and internationally, translating COP commitments into actionable realities.

Notably, this year's Parliamentary Meeting will mark an important step forward as it will be held on-site, within the COP Green Zone. This location underscores the commitment of global parliaments to environmental concerns, symbolizing their dedication to the climate agenda. It signifies progress towards aligning legislative actions with global climate goals, bolstering collaboration, and enhancing the role of legislatures in tackling environmental challenges. Furthermore, it offers an opportunity to raise the profile of the parliamentary engagement within this major global process.

Please be aware that the IPU and UAE's Federal National Council cannot assist with COP28 accreditation or logistical arrangements, such as visas, accommodation, or transportation. Delegates attending the Parliamentary Meeting are encouraged, when possible, to join official national COP28 delegations for streamlined logistical coordination.

Other IPU moments at COP

How can women and young MPs make the difference in climate governance? 

Wednesday 6 December, 17:30-19:00, Blue Zone.

This roundtable will highlight the importance of women and youth leadership in climate action with the aim of building strategic partnerships between parliaments and women and youth civil society groups. By invitation only.  

Parliamentary Accountability Summit at COP28

Monday 4 December, 14:00-15:15, Blue Zone

IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong will speak at the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Parliamentary Accountability Summit.

Parliamentary Pavilion in partnership with Globe 

Wednesday 6 December, 12:00-12:30, Blue Zone

IPU Communications Director Thomas Fitzsimons will present the IPU’s climate action campaign, #Parliaments4thePlanet. 

Find out more about the IPU’s campaign to mobilize parliaments to act on the climate emergency.