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A state-of-the-art ‘green’ destination that hosted the world for six months, Expo City Dubai will play host to COP28 – The Emirates Climate Conference with the UNFCCC, sharing the global summit’s objectives of achieving sustainability and enabling action towards climate security.

The City carries the sustainability legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai, with a commitment to engaging and elevating the voices of youth in the journey to a sustainable future. Marking the one-year countdown to COP28, Expo City Dubai kicks off a diverse and engaging calendar of sustainability-themed events, featuring thought-provoking youth discussions, performances, exhibitions and more.

Supporting global climate change mitigation

Further activations will be revealed over the next 12 months, culminating in an unrivalled, impactful ‘Green Zone’ public area during COP28 (6-17 November 2023).

Like previous editions, the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) known as COP28, will assess and drive progress on combatting climate change.

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Marjan Faraidooni

Chief of Education and Culture, Expo City Dubai

Marjan Faraidooni said: “Tackling climate change remains at the top of the global agenda, a priority for the UAE, and a conversation we are actively engaged in as a city and educational hub. It is clear that every individual must bear the responsibility to learn more about the challenges we face and how we can each play a role to help address them. Expo City Dubai is proud to host COP28, helping to cement its legacy through a full calendar of impactful and engaging events.”

“Designed as a blueprint for green urban planning, Expo City Dubai is spearheaded by the same team that delivered one of the most sustainable World Expos in history and rallied all segments of society around topics that matter to humanity. Leveraging our signature creative storytelling and expertise as a convener, our diverse programming will engage everyone, regardless of age, background or awareness, in wider efforts to mitigate climate change, building momentum to COP28 and beyond as Expo City continues its journey to net zero.”

An example of sustainability in action, Expo City Dubai retains 80 per cent of Expo 2020’s built infrastructure, including 123 LEED-certified buildings and eight infrastructure projects rated ‘Excellent’ under CEEQUAL.

Find out more about Expo City Dubai here.