About the Innovation Zone

Mobilising the innovation ecosystem to facilitate concrete climate action at COP28

For the third consecutive year, the Climate Action Innovation Zone ran alongside COP. The inclusive, free-to-attend Innovation Zone was an independent platform for cross-sector collaboration, bringing together thousands of leaders and practitioners from business, finance, cities, regions and countries to drive climate action at speed and scale.  

Run by Climate Action – in collaboration with a whole host of partners – its mission was to mobilise the innovation ecosystem to facilitate concrete climate action at COP28. The Climate Action Innovation Zone at COP28 drove transformative climate action at speed and scale, by facilitating cross sector collaboration, partnerships, capacity building and problem solving across our innovation ecosystems of technology and solution providers, investors, governments, cities and change makers. 

Organiser: Climate Action

Established in 2007 and headquartered in London, Climate Action is an independent organisation committed to facilitating collaboration to accelerate the transition to a net zero, just and sustainable world.  

We run a series of industry-leading media and event platforms to help forge public-private-partnerships, bringing together CEOs, CSOs investors, politicians and city leaders to scale impact and deliver real change on the ground. Our impact-driven events include the Sustainable Innovation Forum (alongside COP), Sustainable Investment Forums (in New York and Paris), and the Climate Innovation Forum (in London). 

We have a long history of successfully hosting events alongside the UN COP Negotiations having run the Sustainable Innovation Forum since COP16 in 2010. The Innovation Zone was launched at COP26 in Glasgow and returned to COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. This was the 3rd edition of the Climate Action Innovation Zone, running between 04-08 December 2023 alongside COP28 in Dubai. 

Climate Action's journey accelerating solutions for climate action at the annual UN climate change conference

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