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Fossil fuel phase-out, finance, industry transition top agenda for Stockholm Environment Institute’s experts at COP28

COP28 will be the first time governments collectively assess their progress on the Paris Agreement. It may also provide pivotal turning points toward committing to phase out fossil fuels, agreeing to details of a Loss and Damage fund and closing the gap in adaptation finance. SEI’s research experts will be on spot in Dubai, available for comments and analysis.

Published on 22 November 2023
Solar panels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Solar panels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Photo: Owngarden / Getty Images.

COP28 might be the most important COP since the Paris Agreement in 2015. Two recently published reports, the Adaptation Gap Report and the Production Gap Report, as well as the Global Stocktake, make it clear that the world’s governments must take bold action in Dubai to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach.

Research clearly shows that fossil fuels need to be phased out, adaptation finance needs to be stepped up and details needs to be agreed for the new Loss and Damage fund. This COP will also test whether governments can put together realistic plans for the energy transition, including commitments to renewables and financial support for lower-income countries.

SEI’s researchers will be on spot in Dubai 30 November to 12 December. Below you will find a complete list of SEI contacts on site, their areas of expertise and language spoken. You can always contact SEI media contacts below for guidance.

Our COP28 guide features resources, SEI events, spokespeople and media contacts.

COP28 media contacts

SEI’s media contact throughout COP28 is Senior Press Officer Ulrika Lamberth in Stockholm and US Centre Communications Officer Lynsi Burton on-site in Dubai.

Stockholm: Ulrika Lamberth, [email protected], +46 73 801 70 53.

Dubai: Lynsi Burton, [email protected], +1 360 485 3041

Ulrika Lamberth
Ulrika Lamberth

Senior Press Officer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

Lynsi Burton

Communications Officer

Communications

SEI US

Events

Our COP28 delegation is hosting four events in Dubai and one online dialogue after the COP28 negotiations have concluded.

Discover our full participation on the page below.

SEI delegation at COP28

Area of expertise Contact Attendance at COP28 Language

Åsa Persson

Research Director & Deputy Director

Climate governance, policy coherence [email protected] 5-10 Dec Swedish,
English

Katherine Browne

Research Fellow

Climate finance, adaptation, policy coherence [email protected] 28 Nov-8 Dec English

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

Fossil fuel phase-out For questions to Ploy, please contact [email protected] 30 Nov-12 Dec English

Zoha Shawoo

Scientist

Loss and damage, climate finance, policy coherence [email protected] 29 Nov-8 Dec English

Emily Ghosh

Scientist

Carbon inequality, equity/justice, sustainable consumption and production [email protected] 7-12 Dec English

Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

Carbon inequality, equity/justice, sustainable consumption and production [email protected] 7-12 Dec English
Sara Talebian

Research Associate

Climate adaptation, Transnational adaptation, cascading climate risks [email protected] 2-7 Dec English
Philip Osano

Center Director, SEI Africa

Climate change adaptation, environmental politics, agriculture [email protected] 1-9 Dec

English, Swahili

Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat, LeadIT

Industrial decarbonisation [email protected] 5-10 Dec English, Swedish
Felipe Sanchez

Policy Fellow

Industrial decarbonisation [email protected] 5-10 Dec English,
Spanish
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

Climate governance, industry transition [email protected]

+46737078589

30 Nov-5 Dec English, Swedish, French
Daniel Duma

Research Fellow

 

Private and blended finance, risk mitigation, sustainable business, renewable energy, grids and energy transitions particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe. [email protected] 2-9 Dec

English,
Romanian

Rob Bailis

Senior Scientist

Energy access and poverty, energy transitions, air pollution, health impacts, land use/ land cover change [email protected] 2-8 Dec English,
Spanish
Carina Mueller

Research Fellow

Greenhouse Gas emissions linked to traded commodities (deforestation, peat soils), sustainable consumption and production [email protected] 8-10 Dec English
Linus Dagerskog

Research Fellow

Sustainable sanitation [email protected] 8-10 Dec English, Swedish
Björn-Ola Linnér

SEI Associate and Co-Director of Mistra Geopolitics

Climate change impact on small-island states, Global Stocktake process, decarbonization, UNFCCC, governance, geopolitics. [email protected] 29 Nov-6 Dec English, Swedish
Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

Katherine Browne
Katherine Browne

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Zoha Shawoo
Zoha Shawoo

Scientist

SEI US

2018 portrait of Emily Ghosh
Emily Ghosh

Scientist

SEI US

Anisha Nazareth
Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

SEI US

Sara Talebian
Sara Talebian

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Philip Osano
Philip Osano

Centre Director

SEI Africa

Per Andersson
Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat - LeadIT

SEI Headquarters

Felipe Sanchez
Felipe Sanchez

Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

Daniel Duma
Daniel Duma

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Profile picture of Rob Bailis
Rob Bailis

Senior Scientist

SEI US

Carina Mueller
Carina Mueller

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Profile picture of Björn-Ola Linnér
Björn-Ola Linnér

SEI Affiliated Researcher

Linus Dagerskog
Linus Dagerskog

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Matthew Fielding
Matthew Fielding

Head of Project Communications and Impact Division

Communications

SEI Headquarters

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