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01 - 12 December 2023
Expo City Dubai
Blue Zone - MA07-G1

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The Conference of Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held from the 30 November – 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the auspices of UAE Climate Change Envoy Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber as the COP 28 President Designate. The Government of the UAE intends to organise COP28 around 10 thematic days focused on open consultation and discussions, including side events, panel discussions, roundtables and other interactive elements to bring governments and non-governmental stakeholders together to work towards common goals.

In Sharm el- Sheikh COP 27, Parties succeeded in concluding most part of the extensive negotiations including a landmark for the adoption of the Loss and Damage Fund to operationalise the Paris Agreement. With the latest science from the IPCC Sixth, assessment report highlights that the world is off track from pathways consistent with keeping 1.5 degree Celsius and the Paris Agreement within reach, and highlights the urgent need to significantly raise ambition with regard to emissions reduction.

Parties at COP28 will embark on the full implementation of the agreement and on the delivery of the various commitments and pledges made in order to effectively adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, COP 28 will define the future of the climate change regime in view of the Global Stocktake to review, in totality, the achievements made so far under the Paris Agreement, particularly with respect to mitigation efforts, transfer of technologies, and capacity building by developed countries and the provision of climate finance to developing countries.

Namibia’s position at COP28

Namibia’s country position is aligned to the African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on climate change and call to action. This is a call to the global community to act with urgency in reducing emissions, fulfilling their obligations, honouring past promises, and supporting the continent in addressing climate change.

Namibia’s position on COP28 is anchored in four pillars namely, Finance, Adaptation,
Mitigation, Capacity Building and Technology Transfer as well as Article of the Paris Agreement.

Finance: Namibia urges the scaling up of the levels of climate finance, by providing concrete long-term targets for climate finance pathways and accounting methodologies for the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) by developed countries to reach a minimum target of USD 100 billion per year from 2025 and beyond.

Adaptation: Namibia urges Parties to develop a global goal for adaptation and to split climate finance evenly between adaptation and mitigation. Proceeds from the global carbon market system set up under the Paris Agreement should go to the Adaptation Fund to finance projects and programmes in developing countries.

Mitigation: Namibia calls on all parties to submit more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to adopt ambitious deadlines for achieving net zero emission. Namibia further calls on developed countries to provide the means of implementation and support for effective Implementation of NDC by developing countries.

Technology Transfer and Capacity Building: Namibia wishes to see the acceleration of climate technology transfer, creating access to information and knowledge on climate technologies and fostering collaboration among climate technology stakeholders.

Connect with Namibia at COP28

Visit the Namibian Pavilion located in the Blue Zone (MA07-G1)

Join us for a series of dialogue sessions covering a broad range of topics pertaining to climate change and the green transition. We will convene leading experts and policy makers offering

The delegation representing Namibia at COP28 is made up of prominent public and private sector stakeholders that will offer insights on and contribute to the larger conversation regarding Namibia’s position on climate change.

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