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SEI at COP28

SEI’s delegation is hosting several side events and contributing to over 20 events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties, COP28. Drawing on SEI’s five priorities, our researchers will share new insights on topics such as climate finance, transboundary climate risks and energy transition.

30 November to 12 December 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Online
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Experts from three SEI centres will be at COP28, contributing to over 20 events as speakers, panellists and moderators. For more details about these engagements, browse the five thematic tabs.

Our COP28 delegation will also be hosting four side events in Dubai and one online dialogue after the COP28 negotiations have concluded. These events are listed under the tab SEI events below.

Event details

The path to a fossil fuel phase-out

The findings of the Production Gap Report 2023 will serve as backdrop for a lively exploration of how countries can align their plans for coal, oil, and gas production with Paris Agreement commitments.

A panel will discuss opportunities for policy and leadership in phasing out fossil fuels.

 

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

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Harro van Asselt

SEI Affiliated Researcher

SEI US

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Emily Ghosh

Scientist

SEI US

Event details
  • Wednesday 6 December (18:30—20:00 UAE)
  • SE Room 7

Designing coherent and equitable climate policies for a just transition

Achieving just transitions will require policy tools that help national governments balance their climate and development goals. This event will explore how climate policies can be designed coherently to enable a just transition and ensure that adaptation and mitigation measures account for existing inequalities, address development needs for vulnerable groups, and leave no one behind.

Join us and listen to examples on how interactions between climate change, sustainable development and inequality can be managed within national contexts to achieve a just transition.

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

Katherine Browne
Katherine Browne

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Zoha Shawoo
Zoha Shawoo

Scientist

SEI US

Event details

Bridging the gap: integrating carbon inequality into the climate conversation 

Our side event will have a panel discussion on the topic of carbon inequality, highlighting its importance in the negotiations. What do equitable climate solutions mean? This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session on economic policy measures that can tackle inequality and achieve emissions reduction. We will then have a presentation of the new carbon inequality data available on the emissions inequality dashboard.

Anisha Nazareth
Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

SEI US

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Sivan Kartha

Senior Scientist

SEI US

Event details
  • Sunday 10 December (10:55-11:45 UAE)
  • Swedish Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP28

LeadIT 2.0 – Partnerships for a Just and Equitable Industry Transition

Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, India, and Romina Pourmokhtari, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden, are hosting this official side event that will inform about the objectives of the next phase of the Leadership Group for Industry Transition, LeadIT 2.0.

The event will address how to accelerate a just and equitable industry transition through partnerships, technology co-development, and financial and technical assistance focused on industry decarbonization for emerging and developing economies.

Per Andersson
Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat - LeadIT

SEI Headquarters

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

Felipe Sanchez
Felipe Sanchez

Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Event details

Online dialogue: post-COP28 analysis

COP28 marks the conclusion of the first global stocktake. Did we come up with a roadmap to accelerate climate action? Was an agreement on operationalising the Loss and Damage Fund achieved? What questions were left unsolved and what issues need to be addressed before the next conference of parties in 2024?

We gather a prominent panel to share insights into the COP28 negotiations.

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

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Björn-Ola Linnér

SEI Affiliated Researcher

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

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

Sara Talebian
Sara Talebian

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Anisha Nazareth
Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

SEI US

Carina Mueller
Carina Mueller

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Linus Dagerskog
Linus Dagerskog

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Per Andersson
Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat - LeadIT

SEI Headquarters

Felipe Sanchez
Felipe Sanchez

Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

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Rob Bailis

Senior Scientist

SEI US

Philip Osano
Philip Osano

Centre Director

SEI Africa

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Björn-Ola Linnér

SEI Affiliated Researcher

Featuring

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

30 November

  • 14:00 UAE Student Energy Summit, Industry Decarbonization panel. Venue: NYU, Abu Dhabi. 

2 December

  • 11:00-12:00 UAE Launch of Industry Transition Partnership. Venue: UK pavilion. 
  • 15:00-16:15 UAE World Climate Action Summit, Fast-tracking the just, equitable and orderly energy transition. Venue: Al Waha. 
  • 17:00-17:45 UAE The Critical Path to 1.5 by Bending the Methane Curve. Venue: TBC

3 December 

  • 11:00-11:40 UAE Swedish leadership in making circularity the tool to bridge mitigation and adaptation. Venue: Swedish pavilion. 
  • 12:00-12:40 UAE Sustainable Trade and the EU Green Deal: Engaging with our global trading partners. Venue: Swedish pavilion. 
  • 16:00-17:00 UAE Tracking air pollution along supply chains. Venue: ICC Lounge. 
  • 17:00-17:40 UAE Ahead of the curve with value chain engagement. Venue: Swedish pavilion.

4 December

  • 15:00-15:30 UAE CIF Ministerial on financing the climate transition. Venue: Al Wakri.
  • 18:30-19:30 UAE Breakthrough Agenda, Cement Roundtable. Venue: Al Jeer. 

5 December

  • 13:00-13:40 UAE Decarbonizing value chains. Venue: Swedish Pavilion. 

Featuring

Daniel Duma
Daniel Duma

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

4 December

9 December

  • 10:00-11:15 UAE Bridging the renewable energy investment gap: The crucial role of public finance. Venue: IRENA Pavillion, ground floor.
  • 16:00 UAE Decarbonising Steel Production: Financing Green Steel in a Developing Country. Venue: Business Sweden. More details.

Featuring

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Chair of Swedish Climate Policy Council, Research Director and Deputy Director of SEI

SEI Headquarters

8 December

  • 14:00-14:40 UAE What does the future hold? Scenarios in a world driven by uncertainty. Venue: Business Sweden pavilion.  Live stream
  • 17:00 – 17:40 UAE The role of Climate Policy Frameworks in driving the green transition. Venue: Business Sweden pavilion.  Live stream

Featuring

Carina Mueller
Carina Mueller

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

8 December

  • 14:30-16:30 UAE Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNDF) Data Lab – Corporates. Venue: PwC Dubai Experience Centre (Level 6, Building 5, Emaar Square). Room: The Difference. More information

Featuring

Steve Cinderby

Senior Research Fellow

SEI York

8 December

13:00-14:30 Greener Transport must be Inclusive Transport. The session is part of a three day conference hosted by University of Birmingham called Mobility Futures.

Featuring

Katherine Browne
Katherine Browne

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

3 December

  • 16:00–17:30 UAE Addressing climate risks in the MENA region: The role of transboundary climate adaptation. Venue: Connect Conference Centre Auditorium (Green Zone) 

Featuring

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Chair of Swedish Climate Policy Council, Research Director and Deputy Director of SEI

SEI Headquarters

5 December

  • 17:15-18:00 UAE | 14:15 – 15:15 CET Adapting to the Escalating Consequences of Climate Change. Venue: IETA Business Hub Pavilion. Join online via Zoom

6 December

  • 18:30-20:00 UAE Better understanding economic impacts of climate change and accelerating science-based climate action. Venue: Side event, Room 6

10 December

  • 18:30-20:00 UAE Independent climate councils, stocktaking and supporting further climate action. Venue: EU pavilion. Livestream
Zoha Shawoo
Zoha Shawoo

Scientist

SEI US

3 December

  • 17:15-18:00 UAE Debt-for-climate swaps as a climate finance instrument: What Role Can the Nordic Countries Play in Alleviating the Burden of Debt in the Global South? Venue: Nordic Pavilion

4 December 

  • 15:00-17:00 UAE Prof. Saleemul Huq’s Legacy in Loss & Damage realm. Venue: UNCDF Pavilion.

Featuring

Ploy Achakulwisut

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

1 December

  • 11:45-12:30 UAE Assessing the fossil fuel production gap: Key messages from the Production Gap Report 2023. Venue: UNEP Pavilion. Livestreamed here.

3 December

  • 16:30-17:00 (UAE local time) / 12.30 – 13.00 GMT. Press Conference: 10 New Insights in Climate Science report. Venue: UNFCCC Press conference Room 1, Zone B8, Blue Zone. Livestreamed. 

4 December

  • 14:00 – 15:00 UAE Raising Ambitions on Accelerating the Phase out of Coal in Southeast Asia. Location: UNOPS Pavilion.

5 December

  • 10:45-11:30 UAE Towards a phase-out of fossil fuels. Venue: Nordic Pavilion. Live stream.

6 December

Anisha Nazareth
Anisha Nazareth

Associate Scientist

SEI US

4 December

10 December

Featuring

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Rob Bailis

Senior Scientist

SEI US

6 December 

  • 9:30-10:45 UAE Is this proposed cookstove project a health and climate win? You tell us! Venue: COP28 Health Pavilion. 
  • 16:00-17:00 UAE The role of clean cooking in combatting climate change. Venue: ICC Pavilion – Theatic Arena 3 of Blue Zone. 

8 December

  • 11:30-12:30 UAE UNFCCC clean cooking event. Venue: UNFCCC Pavilion. Time: 11:30-12:30. Venue: UNFCCC Pavilion. 

Featuring

Cleo Verkuijl
Cleo Verkuijl

Scientist

SEI US

10 December

Featuring

Åsa Persson
Åsa Persson

Research Director and Deputy Director

SEI Headquarters

6 December

  • 16:30 17:30 UAE  | 13:30 – 14:30 CET Science-based Policies for Climate and SDG Synergies: a UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue. Venue: SDG pavilion. Livestream available at UN DESA’s Facebook page. Recording will be available at UN WebTV.

9 December

  • 15.00-16.00 UAE Roundtable: Exploring innovative approaches for the post-SDG world. Venue: UGIH pavilion MR02G1, Mobility Petal, Pavilion 24 Blue Zone.

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