The Climate Center at COP28

The Climate Center’s team in Dubai for COP28: (left to right) Marc Victoria, Baani Behniwal, and Barry Vesser. Photo by Marc Victoria.

The Climate Center became an official Observer organization to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2020. As an Observer, we’re able to help a limited number of California policymakers and nonprofit leaders gain entrance to the annual gathering that now draws tens of thousands of attendees from all over the world. The United Arab Emirates hosted COP28 in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023, and our team was once again on the ground.

The Climate Center and our partners hosted several side events, press conferences, and receptions at COP28. Click below for details.

The Climate Center Events at COP28


Video recording: The Climate Center’s Baani Behniwal talking with Secretary Crowfoot of The California Natural Resources Agency

Video recording: Nature-based Solutions press conference organized by The Climate Center

Video recording: Expanded Marine Protected Areas press conference with The Climate Center’s Baani Behniwal