Climate Alliance @COP28


The Climate Alliance delegation will represent the network at COP28 with several activities – whether through official side events, the Climate Alliance exhibition stand or the traditional handover of the Green Footprints to the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Climate Alliance is also an official member of the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA) and, as such, supports their official position on COP28, which can be found here.

Climate Alliance Activities

Friday to Saturday, 1 – 2 December 2023

  • All day: COP28 Local Climate Action Summit
    This event will bring local and national decision-makers together for the first time in this form at a COP and thus emphasise the curcial role of the local level in climate policy. It will focus in particular on the transformation of local financing, the integration of local climate policy into the national and international level, the promotion of the local energy transition and the strengthening of local adaptation efforts. Andreas Wolter, President of Climate Alliance and Mayor of the City of Cologne, will also take part in the Local Climate Action Summit.

Monday, 4 December 2023

  • 15:00 – 16:30: Alternative approaches to Amazon rainforest-based carbon offsets (Location: Blue Zone, SE Room 4)
    Taking local climate action and global responsibility means that we must continue to prevent the large-scale destruction of rainforests in the future. Our most important allies: Indigenous Peoples in Amazonia. We must strengthen their rights, protect their territories and in so doing protect the rainforests. We are organising this event with Climate Alliance Austria and INFOE. Simultaneous Spanish-English translation will be available. Agenda

Monday to Wednesday, 4 6 December 2023

  • All day: Climate Alliance Booth (Location: Exhibition Area, Booth 28)
    Over three days, Climate Alliance will present its work and initiatives at a joint stand with Climate Alliance Austria and the Wuppertal Institute (DE).

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

  • 11:30: Official handover of the Green Footprints campaign results to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell (Location: tbd)
    Every year, Climate Alliance presents the Green Footprints collected by tens of thousands of children from across Europe to the UNFCCC Secretariat. By handing over the Green Footprints, Climate Alliance highlights children's efforts towards a sustainable lifestyle and conveys their messages to decision-makers and politicians at the UN Climate Change Conference. This year, the Climate Alliance campaign is celebrating its 20th anniversary!