30 November – 12 December 2023 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates


At COP 28, the UN’s fastest growing multi-sector convening platform on the environment will bring together decision makers to focus on technology, partnerships, and integrated solutions for nature.

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What are the transformative actions required to advance a green structural transformation that leaves no nation behind and puts the world on track to meet multilateral environmental goals?

Launched at the UN Environment Assembly in December 2017, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment (UN-SPBF) is the United Nations’ inter-agency, multi-sector convening platform on the environment. The Forum builds on partnerships to scale up solutions and grow green technology markets, ones that are driven by advances in science and technology, empowering policies, and innovative financing.

To help answer this question, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment (UN-SPBF) will, at COP 28, convene partners for a high-level presidential event as well as for interactive discussions on themes, such as the inclusive and equitable transition towards green energy and the benefits of climate-resilient infrastructure investments. The Member-State-led global cooperation initiative The Data for the Environment Alliance will also hold a meeting—its first gathering since its Expert Group was declared “in session” in Vienna in September 2022.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) will cover the following UN-SPBF events at COP 28:

Please find our recent coverage of the 2nd Regional Session of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum for Asia and the Pacific Region here.

The ENB writers for these events are Laura Bullon-Cassis, Ph.D.; Marc Calabretta; Timothy Neff, Ph.D.; and Wanja Nyingi, Ph.D. The Digital Editors are Ángeles Estrada and Matthew TenBruggencate. The Editor is Leila Mead. 

Funding for ENB coverage of these events has been provided by UN-SPBF.


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