VCA at COP28

This year, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet for the 28th time. The COP comes together annually to review the implementation of the UNFCCC, which has the ultimate goal of limiting human impact on our climate system.

The COP is an important opportunity to connect the VCA alliance and our local partners with platforms, donors, NGOs, governments and other relevant actors that add value to VCA. Reaching out and connecting with these stakeholders allows us to expand our networks, achieve our objectives and raise local voices and the achievements of actions on the ground.

These are the events that VCA will be participating in during COP.


Friday, 1 December, 13:30-14:30 (UAE local time)

Accelerating Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) access to inclusive and appropriate finance to empower action at the local level.

Venue: Resilience Hub Pavilion (Blue Zone)​

Organisers: MoFA, VCA, CDKN


Sunday, 03 Dec, 15:00-16:30

UNFCCC Side Event: Climate Justice and Democratic Decision Making at COP: Challenges and Opportunities

Venue: Room: UNFCCC Side event SE Room 8 (Blue Zone)

Organisers: VCA (Avina, SSN, IEB, Hivos)

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Monday, 11 Dec, 15:30-16:30 GST (UTC +4)


Venue: COP28 WWF PandaHub Pavilion

Organisers: WWF




Monday, 4 Dec, 8:00-9:30

EmpowerHER Climate: Kenya’s Journey to Gender-Responsive Climate Justice

Venue: Kenya Pavilion


Tuesday, 5 Dec, 15:00-16:15

Brazil towards COP30: Indigenous and local communities leading role in tackling the climate crisis

Venue: Brazil Hub

Organisers: WWF-Brazil


Tuesday, 5 Dec, 16:35

How to create a possible path for climate finance that benefits youth from traditional communities?

Venue: Youth & Children Pavillion

Organisers: WWF-Brazil  & Hivos-Indonesia


Tuesday, 5 Dec, 15:00-16:30 (UAE local time) 

Strengthening resilience to climate change by promoting and scaling up nature-based solutions, drawing on civil society and community initiatives

Venue: Tunisia Pavilion

Organiser: WWF


Friday, 8 Dec, 11:00

ARPA Program: 20 years promoting conservation and avoiding deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Venue: Panda Hub

Organiser: WWF


Monday, 11 Dec, 10:30

Artivism for resilient future: democratising science and amplifying alternative voices in, with, and through art

Venue: Resilience Hub Pavilion (Blue Zone)​

Organisers: Hivos-Indonesia, Hivos-Kenya


Monday, 11 Dec, 17:30-19:00 (GST)

Taking forward locally-led action on climate and nature – Building partnerships, delivering change

Venue: Benelux Pavilion

Organiser: Avina


Every Tuesday, from 14 November to 19 December

Unveiling the Truth: Critical Insights into COPs “COP Emissions”

Time: 11h00 AM – 12h00 PM (Tunis time)

Tune in to “Emission Free – Sans Emissions” on Son Fm Radio for a riveting segment meticulously crafted to unravel the layers of complexity surrounding COP 28 and its far-reaching impact on our planet.



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