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COP28 Hub

Welcome to the Society for the Environment COP28 Hub, home of useful resources and outcome recaps throughout the summit.


Free webinar recording: "COP28 – Key outcomes and the impact on climate policy"

This webinar provided a practical overview of the key decisions made at this year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), which took place 30 November – 12 December in Dubai. Chaired by SocEnv Chief Executive Dr Emma Wilcox CEnv and featuring insights from Martin Baxter CEnv (IEMA), David Symons CEnv (WSP) and Robert Spencer (AECOM), the webinar explored the practical impact of the summit on businesses and other organisations.

What was agreed at COP28?

Nations strike deal at COP28 to transition away from fossil fuels >>

Key developments included:

See below more CEnv reaction from our former President Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England:

Tony Juniper CEnv's reflections

One of our COP28 delegates Lara Young CEnv attended Finance day’s session on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with a focus on Scaling up Access and Impact. Reflecting on the session, Lara said:

The eagerness to collaborate was loud and clear, with support all round for the Green Climate Fund – which is the world’s largest climate fund. Despite these good efforts however, there was a clear message calling for progress at a greater pace and scale than is currently being achieved. There is general recognition of the need to reform the current financing model: to keep the approach as clear and simple as possible, while acknowledging that there is no one size fits all solution. There is a need for an even bigger Green Climate Fund to ensure: a quicker pace of investment distribution; more transparency on results; and a deeper collaboration with actors to fund tangible climate action globally. The session also provided useful reminder of the need to reinforce our investment for climate adaptation – ensuring we recognise and shape approaches based on each nation’s individual climate risks/impacts.

Lara Young CEnv
Group Head of ESG, Cromwell Property Group

Previewing COP28

This article explores what we're calling for at this year's vital COP28 summit, with insights from some of our Chartered Environmentalist delegates.

CEnv video | What is COP28?

For more on what to expect at COP28, check out this video from Chartered Environmentalist Andrew Marlow CEnv.

Route to Chartered Environmentalist

CEnv blog | Six key construction issues to look out for at COP28

Check out this blog from Amanda Williams CEnv on the need to take decisive action on decarbonising buildings at COP28.


A focus on delivery

We must invest in quality green skills and green jobs to tackle climate change effectively. With this in mind, we are backing IEMA’s campaign to get green skills and training on the agenda at COP28. Find out more about this campaign via the link below.

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Pledge to take action

Water Climate Discussion are calling for your pledges! Take stock of your climate action, decide what you need to do, then make a pledge. You can find out more and submit your video online via the link below.

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