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The Earth League co-convenes 3 COP28 events

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP28

Dubai, U.A.E

10 New Insights in Climate Science 2023/2024 official press conference

  • Date: 3 December 2023
  • Time: 16:30 – 17:00 (GMT+4)
  • Location: View recording of the press conference here, held UNFCCC Press conference Room 1, Zone B8, Blue Zone, COP28, Dubai U.A.E. 
  • Overview: Official UNFCCC press conference presenting the 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2023/2024,
    On this day, global experts in social and natural sciences unveil the annual 10 New Insights in Climate Science report. The report equips policymakers with the latest and most pivotal climate science research from the previous 18 months, synthesized to help inform negotiations at COP28 and policy implementation through 2024 and beyond. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science series, launched with the UNFCCC at the COPs since 2017, is a collaborative initiative of Future Earth, the Earth League and the World Climate Research Programme. This year’s report represents the collective efforts of 68 leading researchers from 23 countries.   
  • Speakers
    • Oliver Geden, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs and IPCC WG III Vice-Chair
    • Aditi Mukherji, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Area Platform CGIAR
    • Ploy Pattanun Achakulwisut, Stockholm Environment Institute and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    • Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and Earth League co-chair
    • Mr. Simon Stiell, UNFCCC Executive Secretary

Read the press release here.

10 New Insights in Climate Science 2023/2024 panel discussion

  • Date: 4 December 2023
  • Time: 14:30 local time (GMT+4)
  • Location: “Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory” Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP28,  Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Overview: This session will provide a dynamic platform for rich exchange and engagement on some of the key findings in this year’s 10 New Insights report. It is timed to follow and complement the official release during a UNFCCC press conference. 
  • Speakers
    • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, The Club of Rome 
    • Carlos Nobre, Institute for Advanced Studies at University of São Paulo
    • Laura Pereira, University of the Witwatersrand; Stockholm University
    • Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Earth League
    • Peter Schlosser, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University, Earth League

View the session recording here

10 Must-haves Initiative panel discussion

  • Date: Monday, 4 December 2023
  • Time: 10:30 am GST (GMT+4) 
  • Location: Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP28, Dubai, U.A.E 
  • Overview: Dynamic discussion of the “10 Must Haves” initiative, which explores with the urgency required the question: What are the planetary-scale, must-have transformations for global society to halt and reverse the course of our unsustainable actions and enable an acceleration toward a society that lives in harmony with Earth’s systems? Answering that question is the purpose of the “10 Must Haves initiative,” driven by the urgency of the crises humankind faces and awareness that we are on a trajectory to miss many existing targets. An outcome of the Global Futures Conference in New York City in September, this report provides an initial effort across 10 foundational areas to help decision makers in both the public and private sectors lead the necessary changes that we know are possible to provide an opportunity for all to thrive.
  • Speakers
    • Alex Dehgan, CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs. 
    • Maja Groff, International lawyer based in The Hague, Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission
    • Jemilah Mahmood Executive Director, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health
    • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Earth League)
    • Peter Schlosser, Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University (Earth League)

View the session recording here.