COP28: What’s at stake?

COP28: What’s at stake?

Ahead of COP28 in November, the Programme on Global Politics and Security hosts a webinar discussing what the most pressing issues at COP28 are and the views of the world’s largest emitters.

The world gathers in Dubai for the 28th annual climate conference. COP28 certainly comes at a critical moment for international climate action. Only over the last year, climate impacts have been severely felt worldwide and temperature records are repeatedly broken. Much more must be done and limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require urgent and monumental collective action. COP28 marks the conclusion of the first global stocktake in which progress is assessed. The world is currently not meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals and at COP28 governments will have to accelerate climate action.

In this panel, experts explain and discuss issues that will arise at the summit and give the view of the world’s largest emitters and most important actors – China, the United States, the EU and India.


Niklas Bremberg, Docent at Stockholm University and Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Europe Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).

Karoliina Hurri, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Climate Politics and Security (CLIPS), Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

Dhanasree Jayaram, Assistant Professor and co-coordinator of Centre for Climate Studies (CCS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Research Fellow at the Programme on Global Politics and Security, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).

Stacy D. VanDeveer, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and  visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University.

The conversation will be moderated by Gunilla Reischl , Head of Programme and Senior Research Fellow of the Programme on Global Politics and Security,  Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI).



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