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December 6th, 2023

USGCRP will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) occurring November 30 - December 12, 2023 in Dubai. COP28 is bringing together countries from around the world to increase ambition and strengthen efforts to achieve shared climate goals. U.S. Center events and initiatives will focus on how U.S. leadership is providing solutions and working with partners through a whole-of-society approach to address the climate crisis. 

USGCRP is leading and/or moderating the following U.S. Center events, which will be live-streamed on the U.S. Center at COP28 website and the U.S. Center YouTube channel

Building a Resilient Future: Whole-Community Approaches to Nature-Based Solutions

Federal Emergency Management Agency, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Department of the Interior 

Saturday, December 9, 2023: 3:45-4:45 pm Dubai/6:45-7:45 am EST

Description: Harnessing the power of nature-based solutions (NbS) that support climate mitigation and adaptation, reverse biodiversity loss, and produce social, economic, and environmental benefits is a growing priority for the international community.  

The United States, through domestic action and via the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), is leaning forward in partnership with international stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of whole-community approaches to NbS.  

This session will raise NbS ambition, celebrate whole-community successes, and expand knowledge on NbS, while highlighting current and planned NbS initiatives and investments that contribute to building a resilient future for communities in the United States and abroad.

Advancing Early Warning Systems and Climate Services for All

American Geophysical Union, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Global Change Research Program 

Sunday, December 10, 2023: 2:30-3:30 pm Dubai/5:30-6:30 am EST

Description: The United States is a leader in developing and delivering actionable climate services, including early warning systems, for all. This session will show key examples of how U.S. investments in early warning systems and climate information services are helping communities in adaptation, mitigation, and resilience efforts across multiple scales and sectors. This includes the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) portal and Interactive Atlas of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. This panel will highlight partnerships and international collaborations on climate services that advance locally-tailored, decision-relevant approaches.

Other USGCRP-related events

Climate Chat on the International Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment

Saturday, December 9, 2023: 11:15-11:45 am/2:15-2:45 am EST

Molly E. Hellmuth of Winrock International and Farhan H. Akhtar of the U.S.  Department of State will discuss the findings of the International Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. The chapter focuses on interdependent risks, national security, economics, and sustainable development. Audience questions are welcome. 

Read more about COP28 and the UNFCCC