This is the second blog in a series about COP 28 from CIPL supporter Amy Quirk
Welcome to a historic collaboration among people of faith. Located in the Blue Zone, where international negotiators convene, the Faith Pavilion is open to delegates at COP28 and to you via live-streaming.
“In response to the growing climate crisis, faith communities are coming together to host the first-ever Faith Pavilion at COP28. It brings together a wide range of stakeholders to call for urgent action, inspire the world with solutions, and demonstrate the pivotal role of faith communities in tackling the climate crisis in support of people and the planet.”
The pavilion is adjacent to key meeting sites and, hopefully, signals the moral authority of the world’s major religions in these negotiations:
The pavilion is hosted by the Muslim Council of Elders in collaboration with the “COP28 Presidency, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and a diverse coalition of global partners including the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, the Episcopal Diocese of California, the Peace Department, the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), and over 50 faith organizations.”
As depicted by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, there are six goals for the Faith Pavilion:
Here is the schedule of events from Friday, December 1, 2023 through Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
One event may be of particular interest due to recent news reports about fossil fuel interests at COP28:
The events will be live-streamed, but please note that the times listed are local to Dubai.
I hope to see you there!
This is the first in a series of posts about COP 28 from CIPL supporter Amy Quirk, who is attending in Dubai.
Come, experience this environmental conference. Our faith communities can access various aspects of COP28 without traveling to Dubai. Some pathways are available now and more may open soon.
The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international climate summit. World leaders gather to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change. There are now 198 Parties (197 countries plus the European Union) to the Convention, constituting near universal membership.
This year is the 28th Conference, hosted by the United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai.
You are welcome to attend as well. Here’s how.
Let’s begin with a depiction of the COP28 site in the Expo City district of Dubai. This visual may help you orient yourself.
The Blue Zone
The Blue Zone is open to accredited party and observer delegates. It hosts the formal negotiations across the two weeks of the conference.
Though members of the public, who are not accredited delegates, cannot attend the conference in person, many events in the Blue Zone, such as “the plenary sessions of the bodies, the high-level segment with heads of states, many press conferences and side events will be webcast live for the public on unfccc.int”
All events in the U.S. Center at COP28 pavilion within the Blue Zone will be live-streamed, recorded and posted for viewing later. View the schedule of events here.
And avail yourselves of live-streaming and recordings at the U.S. Center at COP28 here.
The Green Zone
The Green Zone is open to the ticketed public to explore climate innovations and technology, interactive exhibits, art, film screenings, and talks.
Within the Green Zone will be these interest-area hubs:
- Energy Transition Hub
- Knowledge Hub
- Climate Finance Hub
- Technology & Innovation Hub
- Startup Village
- Humanitarian Hub
- Youth Hub
- Greening Education Hub