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UN Climate Summit

Environmental Defense Fund at COP28

There’s no time to waste. To solve the climate crisis, we must move faster and mobilize more resources on a global scale.

This year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference — COP28 — is an opportunity to galvanize change, pushing the world from climate ambition to climate action.

Join Environmental Defense Fund at COP28 as we work with partners to advance the durable, equitable solutions the world needs. Our focus? Reimagining the world’s energy and food systems — and humanity’s relationship with nature — to benefit the climate and people’s health.

EDF’s key priorities for COP28

We’re partnering with governments, businesses, community organizations, Indigenous peoples and others to drive climate action while improving people’s lives, with a focus on these areas:

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    Energy transition

    Pollution from burning fossil fuels harms people and the planet. Moving to zero-carbon energy offers hope for the climate, communities and sustainable jobs. We need a just and equitable energy transition.
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    Sustainable food

    Climate change is disrupting food supplies. And modern food production fuels climate change. We must transform how we grow, raise and harvest food to break this cycle, benefiting food security and the climate.
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    Natural climate solutions

    Thriving forests, lands and oceans store carbon while supporting communities and people’s livelihoods. We need to conserve and restore Earth’s wondrous ecosystems. There can be no net zero without nature.

COP28 events schedule

EDF will participate in a variety of events at COP28 in Dubai from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, working with partners to drive progress on solving the climate crisis.

Pavilions at COP28

Visit these COP28 pavilions where we’re partnering to highlight durable solutions for addressing the climate crisis.

  • Food Systems Pavilion

    With a wide range of partners, EDF is co-hosting this pavilion to make progress on our shared goal of accelerating the transition to healthy, resilient and equitable food systems.

    Visit the Food Systems Pavilion

  • Water Pavilion

    EDF’s programming is highlighting on-the-ground perspectives from farmers and communities to ensure water security is an integral part of global plans for addressing climate change.

    Visit the Water Pavilion

  • Nature Positive Pavilion

    As pavilion co-host, EDF will elevate nature’s role in meeting climate goals, and high-integrity approaches to scaling forest conservation in partnership with Indigenous people and local communities.

    Visit the Nature Positive Pavilion

  • Ocean Pavilion

    The ocean plays a vital role in regulating the climate and feeding the world. EDF is a proud partner in highlighting how science-based solutions can help the ocean and fishing communities thrive.

    Visit the Ocean Pavilion

Expert commentary

Get insights from EDF experts about pressing issues at COP28.

Meet our team driving climate action at COP28

Alice Alpert
Senior Scientist
Mark Brownstein
Senior Vice President,
Energy Transition
Jennifer Chow
Senior Director,
Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Angela Churie Kallhauge
Executive Vice President,
Angie Farrag-Thibault
Associate Vice President,
Global Transportation
Pete Harrison
Executive Vice President,
Juan Pablo Hoffmaister
Associate Vice President,
Global Climate Cooperation
Pam Kiely
Associate Vice President,
U.S. Region
Fred Krupp
Hongming Liu
Senior Manager,
Global Climate Change
Pedro Martins Barata
Associate Vice President,
Carbon Markets & Private
Sector Decarbonization
Mark Moroge
Vice President,
Natural Climate Solutions
Mandy Rambharos
Vice President,
Global Climate Cooperation
Eric Schwaab
Senior Vice President,
People and Nature
Elizabeth Sturcken
Managing Director,
Net Zero Value Chains
John Tauzel
Senior Director,
Global Agriculture Methane
Zhao Xiaolu
Senior Director,

COP28 experts guide (PDF)

Media contacts

Laura Catalano

(202) 572-3356 (office)

(202) 641-5922 (mobile)

Sommer Yesenofski

(949) 257-8768 (office)

Past events on the road to COP28

UN Regional Climate Weeks
At this year’s Regional Climate Weeks, EDF worked with partners to help drive climate action that improves people’s lives.
Climate Week NYC
Explore EDF’s work at Climate Week NYC, ranging from panels and workshops to the launch of our Net Zero Action Accelerator.