The EU at COP28

At the annual UN Climate Change Summits all 27 Member States of the European Union speak with one voice, based on a negotiating position agreed to by EU ministers in the Council. At COP28 in Dubai the EU’s chief negotiator will be European Climate Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra.

Throughout the two-week Conference, the EU’s negotiators, headed up by Commissioner Hoekstra, will strive to accelerate global climate action on mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage and climate finance, in order to build a greener future that leaves no one behind. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen will attend the World Climate Action Summit at the beginning of COP28 to present the EU’s progress and ambitions across all pillars of the Paris Agreement. Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Maroš ŠefčovičEnergy Commissioner Kadri Simson, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius as well as other European Commissioners and officials will attend high-level events over the course of the Conference, representing the EU in the various interconnected policy areas linked to the climate crisis..

Aside from the negotiators, a small team will be on the ground in Dubai and in Brussels to organise the programme of side events and communicate about the EU’s ambitions at COP28.

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