27 and 28 November

Climate Action and Health: A COP28 Pre-Conference in Abu Dhabi

All-day, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi UAE

Organiser: NYU-Abu Dhabi Institute

Imperial speaker: Dr Kristine Belesova


30 November

Addressing The Renewable Energy Investment Gap in Malaysia

13.40-14.10, Malaysia Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Malaysia & BCG

Imperial speaker: Milica Fomicov


Nature-Based Investments in Malaysia: Opportunities & Challenges

14.10-14.40, Malaysia Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Malaysia & BCG

Imperial speaker: Mike Wilkins


1 December

Operationalizing the Loss and Damage Fund with Equity and Efficacy

16.45-18.15, SE Room 4, Blue zone

Organiser: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Imperial panellist: Dr Joyce Kimutai


2 December

Pathways to a Sustainable Earth: Unlocking Solutions through Transformational Science

14.00-15.00, UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub Pavilion (UGIH), Blue zone

Organiser: Frontiers Research Foundation

Imperial speaker: Professor Joeri Rogelj


UNEP Emissions Gap Report side event

16.00-16.45, Nordic Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: UN Environment Programme

Imperial speaker: Professor Joeri Rogelj


Accelerating the Development of National Knowledge Ecosystems: report launch

16.30-17.30, SDG Pavilion, Thematic Arena 3, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Compatible Growth 

Imperial speaker: Dr Vivien FosterProfessor Mark Howells


3 December

Event on UNEP Emissions Gap Report

11.45-12.30, UNEP Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: UN Environment Programme

Imperial speaker: Professor Joeri Rogelj


Global Forum for Education on Climate Action: Empowering Business Schools with the Open Climate Curriculum Initiative

12.00-14.00, Sofitel Jumeriah Beach Hotel

Organiser: Columbia Business School

Imperial speaker: Mike Wilkins


COP28 UAE Presidency and Youth Climate Champion - Wellcome Event on Mental Health and Climate Change

13.00-14.00, Youth Climate Champion Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Youth Climate Champion – Wellcome

Imperial speaker: Dr Emma Lawrence


Connecting Climate Minds: Emerging findings from youth dialogues

17.00-17.30, Children and Youth Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Cares Centre

Imperial speaker: Jessica Newberry Le Vay


4 December

UAE Green Finance Initiatives to Turbocharge Green Capital Markets

10.00-11.00, UAE (COP28 Presidency) Pavilion, Green zone

Organiser: COP28 Presidency

Imperial speaker: Mike Wilkins, Dalia Daou


From Development to Deployment in ASEAN: Bridging the technology and climate finance gap

10.00-11.00, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: AIIB

Imperial speaker: Professor Jim Skea


Catalysing aligned, inclusive, and co-beneficial action for climate change and mental health (Official Connecting Climate Minds Event)

15.00-16.00, SE Room 5, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Cares Centre and Connecting Climate Minds partners

Imperial moderator: Professor David Nabarro

Imperial speaker: Dr Emma Lawrence


NGFS Side Event: The role Blended Finance can play to support the transition to Net Zero in emerging and developing countries (roundtable) - Panel 2

15.30-16.20, Singapore pavilion, Blue Zone

Organiser: NGFS Secretariat

Imperial moderator: Mike Wilkins


5 December

Axios panel discussion on green jobs

19.50-20.30, location: tbc, Blue zone

Organiser: Axios

Imperial panellist: Dr Joyce Kimutai


Official UNFCCC side event presenting UNEP Emissions Gap Report

10.00-11.00, UNFCCC side event, Blue zone

Organiser: UNEP/UNFCCC

Imperial speaker: Professor Joeri Rogelj


Scaling Up Renewable Energy Investment with a focus on South East Asia

12.00-13.00, ICC Partners Stage, Blue zone

Organiser: Centre for Climate Finance & Investment (on behalf of Imperial College London)

Imperial moderator: Mike Wilkins

Imperial speaker: Milica Fomicov


6 December

UK Innovation - Game-changers for climate action

UK Climate Action Forum, Innovation Zone, Madinat Jurmeirah Conference Centre

Organiser: Climate Action

Imperial speaker: Mike Wilkins


8 December

ACE for Future: Youth Participation in NDC Development

9.00-10.15, SDG Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: YOUNGO Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)

Imperial panellist: Dr Ben Howard


Keynote Presentation Empowering Young Leaders for Climate Action

10.10-10.30, Saudi Green Building Forum Pavilion, Blue Zone

Imperial speaker: Eirini Sampson


Panel on Youth-Led Climate Innovation

10.45-11.30, Saudi Green Building Forum Pavilion, Blue zone

Imperial speaker: Eirini Sampson


Experiential Climate Education: The Role of Student and Youth-Led Organisations

13.00-13.50, Just North & Beyond, A Pop-Up University Pavillion (TA1-130), Blue zone

Imperial panellist: Dr Mudasir Yatoo


Connecting psychological resilience and mental health to climate action: Insights and hopes of young people

13.30-14.45, WHO Health Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Cares Centre, IFRC, SustyVibes, Climate Mental Health Network, Force of Nature, and United Nations University

Imperial speaker: Dr Emma Lawrance


Youth for climate resilience: fostering mental health in a changing world

10.00-11.00, Spain Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Cares Centre and The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the Government of Spain

Imperial moderator: Dr Omnia El Omrani


How Can the Global Community Support LMIC Fossil Fuel Producers to Achieve the SDGs in a Low-Carbon World?

16.30-17.30, SDG Pavilion, Blue Zone

Organisers: Climate Compatible GrowthUNFCCC

Imperial speakers: Dr Vivien FosterProfessor Mark Howells


9 December

Debate on legislating 1.5°C aligned action

Finnish Pavilion, Blue zone

Organiser: Climate Leadership Coalition

Imperial speaker: Professor Joeri Rogelj



10 December

Wetland Restoration: vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation of natural and constructed wetlands

Organiser: The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC)

Imperial panellist: Dr Ben Howard


11 December

Official UNFCCC side event - Attributing extreme weather to climate change: communicating with the public to accelerate action - run by the TAP project

Room SE-6, Blue zone

Organiser: Official UNFCCC side event, Yale University, Climate CentralGrantham Institute

Imperial speaker: Dr Fredi Otto