COP28 is currently taking place in Dubai, with more than 70,000 delegates attending this key United Nations Climate Change Conference.
UN Climate Change Conferences, known as COP (Conference of the Parties), are the world's only annual multilateral decision-making forum on climate change involving almost every country in the world. The COP is where the world comes together to agree on ways to address the climate crisis. At COP 21 in Paris in 2015, parties agreed to the landmark Paris Agreement, which has a central aim of keeping global temperature rise this century less than two degrees above pre-industrial levels.
"We are in a decisive decade for climate action, and COP28 brings climate action to the top of the global agenda again," says Trillion Trees CEO Denise True. "COP28 is important because it is all about implementing the Paris Agreement and accelerating impactful climate action. At Trillion Trees Australia we are committed to implementing nature-based solutions for climate action, engaging communities and planting more trees in the fight to combat the effects of climate change.”
The first ever 'global stocktake' will conclude at COP28 - a process for countries and stakeholders to see what progress they’re making toward meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and where progress is still too slow. “We would like to see the Australian Government use the global stocktake to accelerate ambition in their climate action plans," concludes Denise.