High-Level event by the COP28 - Uniting for Climate Action: Calling for International Cooperation on Technology and Innovation

Events facts

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Innovation & RDD
08 December 2023 - 4:00 pm > 5:00 pm +04

Organiser: COP 28 in collaboration with UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. 

Venue: Blue Zone, Al Waha Theatre

This event is an action-oriented space to strengthen international cooperation on Technology Development and Transfer and Capacity Building recognizing the critical enabling role of Technology and Innovation towards achieving accelerated climate actions by engaging various stakeholders. The aim is to foster and unlock new potential partnerships on Technology Development and Transfer that unite the public and private sectors and support developing countries and the first Joint Work Programme (2023-2027) of the Technology Mechanism.

Programme outline:

Welcome & Introduction

  •  Dena Almansoori, founder and CEO, WhiteBox, and Group CHRO, e&, event moderator


Keynote Speeches, Strategic Insights

  • H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, COP28 President
  • Mr. Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP


Success Stories

The Technology Mechanism From Developing Countries Perspective

  • H.E. Collins Nzovu, Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Zambia


Forward-Look Panel 

Uniting through new partnerships 


  • H.E. Sarah Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, UAE
  • H.E.  Esteban Valenzuela, Minister for Agriculture, Chile
  • Mr. Hao  Vice President and Head of Climate, Tencent
  • Mr. Thomas Guillot, Chief Executive, Global Cement and Concrete Association


Closing remarks


Watch the webcast here