What happened at the Innovation Zone?

The Innovation Zone’s packed five-day programme included Climate Action’s Flagship Forums, over 50 side events hosted by our partners, workshops and roundtables, an exhibition of climate solutions, the immersive Climate Action Stage, the interactive Climate Challenge Labs, the Conduit Lounge, the SIDS-focused Island Stage, plus meeting rooms, cafes, private networking events and dinners. With so much going on, the accessible Innovation Zone was an ideal place to learn, network, share, convene and do business at COP28.

Monday 4th December

It’s been an exceptional opening day at the Climate Action Innovation Zone here at Madinat Arena, Dubai, which has seen the first of five full days of world class programming…

Tuesday 5th December

Last night’s Innovation Zone Welcome Dinner featured two very different but equally inspiring speakers. Baroness Scotland KC, Commonwealth Secretary-General, was passionate about the need for joined up climate action with innovation at its heart, saying “human genius got us into this mess, and its human genius that will get us out…

Wednesday 6th December

At Day 3 of the Climate Action Innovation Zone, banks, insurers, investors, policymakers, civil society organisations and scientists came together for the Sustainable Finance Forum – with a goal to align sustainable finance with the real economy and enable a just transition to a net-zero, nature positive global economy…

Thursday 7th December

Our fourth day of incredible content included the Hydrogen Transition Summit, which was kicked off by a keynote address from HE Sharif Salim Al-Olama, Undersecretary for Energy & Petroleum Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE….

Friday 8th December

The fifth day of the Climate Action Innovation Zone has been no less packed with content and speakers. 
The Agri-Food Systems Summit, in technical collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, brought together leaders to focus and collaborate on transforming the agri-food systems into sustainable and resilient future focused ones…

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