COP28 Call to Action | Nature Positive for Climate Action Information Note

COP28 will place an exceptional emphasis on integrated action to achieve climate, nature, and biodiversity goals. As a key outcome, the COP28 President, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, and COP28 UN High- Level Climate Champion, Razan Al Mubarak, in collaboration with partners, are advancing the Nature Positive for Climate Action call to action, which urges and invites private sector actors to advance their climate objectives and reporting by accelerating the conservation, restoration and protection of nature.

Throughout the World Climate Action Summit (1-2 December), Finance Day (4 December), Nature, Land Use, and Ocean Day (9 December), and Food, Agriculture, and Water Day (10 December), the Presidency and High-Level Champions will feature CEOs who are adopting or on track to adopt TNFD, SBTN, SBTi-FLAG, and other frameworks and targets alongside Race-to-Zero and SBTi. There will be specific sessions within the Summit and on 9 December to advance these nature-positive frameworks.

How to leverage COP28 to showcase leadership:
The COP28 Presidency and High-Level Champions seek to showcase pioneering companies and financial institutions across regions and sectors that:

  •   Demonstrate leadership in harmonizing aligned nature and climate action (namely through the aforementioned frameworks);
  •  Have made nature and climate a strategic priority for their business by setting credible targets and plans to disclose nature-related impacts;
  •  Are implementing large-scale and transformational nature-based solutions;
  •  Are mobilizing their sectors and other companies to follow suit.

We request organizations to complete our Nature Positive for Climate Action Baselining Survey (NP4CA) by October 31st. This survey will allow us to capture where organizations are on their nature- positive journey in a more standardized manner.

Engagement in the run-up to COP28:
In the lead up to COP28, engagement sessions are being held across the UN Regional Climate Weeks to introduce the Nature Positive for Climate Action call to action. This effort kicked-off with a session at Africa Climate Week, followed by a Leaders’ Roundtable during New York Climate Week.
Planned events in advance of COP28 include:

  • Middle East and North Africa Climate Week session (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | October 8th, 6:30-
    7-30pm - Marriott Diplomatic Quarter)
  • Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week session (Panama City, Panama | TBC)
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce Roundtable discussion on Nature Positive for climate action
    (Dubai, UAE | October 24th, 10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Asia-Pacific engagement session (Singapore, November TBC)

We encourage local representatives and key business partners within your networks to attend these events where feasible.

How to Get Involved:

  1. Review the Nature Positive for Climate Action call to action and resources here
  2. Complete the NP4CA baselining survey to help inform private sector action for COP28
  3. Attend the Nature Positive Business Engagement Session in your region, or invite your
    networks to participate
  4. Get in touch with the Climate Champions Team and COP28 Nature team. Share case studies and good practices on how your organization is already delivering on Nature Positive for Climate Action - we are keen to hear from you before October 31st in order to identify participants in COP28 flagship events.
     

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