As extreme weather events and record-breaking heat continue to wreak havoc, nearly 200 countries are meeting for COP28, this year’s UN climate summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023. The summit will help determine whether or not the world can avoid the worst impacts of climate change and ensure climate justice for all. Will countries agree to curb fossil fuel usage? Will they provide the needed financing to help developing countries adapt to and recover from climate disasters?
To support your work, CCNow has produced a COP28 Reporting Guide that spotlights key issues to watch, news pegs, story prompts, and more.
We’ve also posted two press briefings to help get journalists up to speed. The first one breaks down the basics of carbon dioxide removal, and how it’s different from carbon capture and storage. The second one discussed safeguarding against misinformation in COP28 coverage.
We will regularly post COP28 stories from CCNow partners, which you can see below, to help you better understand the key issues before and during COP28.
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Official COP28 resources. The conference website includes COP28 president Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber’s recent letter to parties, the thematic program, the overview schedule, press information, and more. See this list of side events taking place during the summit, searchable by category. (We advise that members of the press do not download any official apps to their phones.)
Global South Climate Database. Find climate scientists and experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
Loss and damage. Need the basics on the loss and damage fund? Carbon Brief has you covered with this November 2023 explainer.
1.5 degrees C. CCNow’s explainer, “Reporting on the 1.5-degree-C Target,” includes information on what it is, why it’s important, and how to include it in your reporting.
World Resources Institute. COP28 Resource Hub.