COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum: day 2

Accelerating climate action and industry transformation

The COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum, which will take place on 1 and 2 December 2023, will bring together more than 1,000 philanthropists, CEOs, and and Heads of State/Government from around the world.

The two-day programme aims create a platform for private sector engagement and to expedite solutions and high-level outcomes based on the COP28 Action Agenda’s four key pillars of Energy Transition, Climate Finance, People & Nature, and Inclusion.

‘A Showcase Compendium of Collective Action’ was announced to outline these initiatives, which include: 

  • The Climate Investment Platform a climate tech fund to scale up proven climate technologies in the Global South focussing on emissions reduction.
  • The Climate and Nature Moonshots funding for innovation projects focussed on Coral Restoration and Energy Transitions.
  • The First Movers Coalition a coalition that commits to purchasing products/services based on clean technologies to support the decarbonisation of high emitting industrial sectors.
  • The Indigenous People’s Outcome a fund to provide direct financing for Indigenous Peoples and organisations, to help them protect and restore nature and biodiversity.

You can read the full programme for Day 2 here


Day 2 speakers include:

  • Ray Dalio
    Founder of Bridgewater Associates
  • Abdulaziz Al Ghurair
    Chairperson of Mashreq Bank and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation (AGF)
  • Helen Mountford
    CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation
  • John Kerry
    United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Aliko Dangote
    Founder and chairperson of Dangote Group


This event is hosted by the COP28 presidency at Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Register here

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