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LIFE Programme at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28)

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties, more commonly referred to as COP28, was held from 30 November until 12 December 2023 at the Expo City, Dubai.

The COP28, which has been held annually since 1992, represents one of the biggest occasions for governments to agree on policies to limit global temperature rises and adapt to impacts associated with climate change.

The United Arab Emirates hosted the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The event took place at the Expo City in Dubai, which was composed of two zones: the Blue Zone, a UNFCCC-managed site open to accredited party and observer delegates where formal negotiations will take place; and the Green Zone, open to non-accredited delegates, including youth groups, civil society, NGOs, the private sector, and indigenous groups to have their voices heard, promoting dialogue and awareness about climate action.  

LIFE participation 

Side events took place during the whole duration of the event. Five LIFE projects organised and held side events in the EU and Italian Pavilion. Find more details below: 

  • LIFE COASE - Collaborative Observatory for Assessment of the EU Emissions Trading System. (EU Pavilion & Italian Pavilion, 9 December) 

  • LIFE HEATLEAP – Low-Grade Waste Heat recovery in the steel-making industry by coupling of Large Heat Pump and Gas Expander. (Italian Pavilion, 5 December, 13.30-15.00) 

  • LIFE METRO ADAPT - Enhancing climate change adaptation strategies and measures in the Metropolitan City of Milan (Italy). (Italian Pavilion, 9 December) 

  • LIFE agriCOlture - Livestock farming against climate change problems posed by soil degradation in the Emilian Apennines. (Italian Pavilion, 9 December) 

  • LIFE CLIMATE SMART CHEFS - Empowering chefs for a climate-smart, sustainable and healthy food system in the EU. (EU Pavilion, 12 December) 

  • LIFE COSTAdapta - Addressing the adaptation of the coast of Gran Canaria (Spain) to sea level rise. (they are present at the Startup Village - Kiosk #46)

  • LIFE VIIEW 2050 - Towards a Climate-Neutral Economy: The Role of Carbon Pricing in Moving the Industry Closer to Net -Zero by 2050. (EU Pavillion, 9th December 2023 17-18.00)

  • climate change policy
  • Thursday 30 November 2023, 08:00 - Tuesday 12 December 2023, 18:30 (CET)
  • United Arab Emirates

Practical information

Thursday 30 November 2023, 08:00 - Tuesday 12 December 2023, 18:30 (CET)
Expo City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates