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November 30th – December 12th

COP28 Dubai (2023)

The Conference of the Parties or COP brings together the states party to the Convention each year for two weeks of intense dialogue and negotiation in order to move the conversation forward around Climate Change.

Philanthropy Cortes Solari, through the MERI Foundation, once again organizes the Science for Climate Action pavilion together with the IPCC and the WMO, calling on the public and private sectors and civil society to take concrete actions for mitigation and adaptationto tackle Climate Change. The main aspects of the approach are: conservation of biodiversity, environmental education and the role of philanthropy.


MERI Foundation is convinced that in order to face climate change and its impacts, it is necessary to work collaboratively with the public, private and civil society sectors.

Inger Andersen

Executive Director of the UNEP

HE Razan Al Mubarak

IUCN Chair

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Foundation Prince Albert II

Francisca Cortés Solari

Executive President Philanthropy Cortes Solari

Jim Skea

IPCC Chair

Ladislaus Chang’a

IPCC Vice-Chair

Ramon Pichs-Madruga

IPCC Vice Chair

David Cooper

CBD Secretary

David Ainsworth


Max Bello

Mission Blue

Patricia Morales

CEO Philanthropy Cortes Solari

María Neira

Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Cristian Samper

Bezos Earth Found

Torsten Thiele

Blue Finance Senior Advisor at ORRAA- Ocean Risk & Resilience Action Alliance

Charlotte Mogensen

Head of Program, Velux Foundation

Nathalie Hilmi

Head of Environmental Economics at the Monaco Scientific Centre (CSM)

Tristan Tyrrell

Program Officer, Biodiversity and Climate ChangeProgram Officer, Biodiversity and Climate Change CBD Secretariat, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Sonia Español

Executive Director MERI Foundation

Adel Ben Youssef

Professor of Economics, University Côte d’Azur

Lykke Ogstrup Lunde

Board Member, Velux Fonden

Julian Barbière

Head, Marine Policy and Regional Implementation Section. Integovernemental Oceanographic Commission

Dan Crockett

Director, Blue Marine Foundation

Alexandra Dempsey

Chief Executive Officer, Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

Lina Hansson

Coordinator of Initiatives Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Cecile Sabourault

Director of the Laboratory Unit ECOSEAS (Ecology and Conservation Science for Sustainable Seas) Université Côte d’Azur

Abdalah Mokssit

Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Ekkehart Ernst

Gemlabs STOA International Advisory Board

Badr Jafar

Executive Director, Crescent Enterprises

Anthony Waldron

University of Cambridge

José Miguel Berguño

VP Senior Corporate Services

Richard Herrington

Director of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, United Kingdom

Rym Ayadi

President and Founder of EMEA Euro – Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)

Ligia de Castro

Climate Change Advisor Ministry of Environment – Panama

Carlos Duarte

Scientist and Academician King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


GMT+4 Dubai

COP28 will take place from November 30 to December 11, with each day having a special and complementary approach to the previous one.

Day / Hour
Thursday, November 30
13:30 – 14:30 Sustainable Finance and Climate Change.
15:00 – 16:30 Round Table: Blue- Economy and Climate Change.
15:00 – 17:00 Round Table: Blue- Economy and Climate Change.
18:00 – 19:00 Opening
Day / Hour
Friday December 1st
09:00 – 11:00 Governance Challenges Triple Crisis.
Day / Hour
Saturday December 2nd
09:00 – 10:30 The Role of Environmental Philanthropy in the Implementation of the Climate UN Process.
10:30 – 12:30 Workshop: Philanthropy and CC.
18:00 – 19:00 Conservation.
Day / Hour
Sunday December 3rd
13:15 – 14:45 Ocean and Climate Action.
15:00 – 16:00 Health and Climate Change.
16:15 – 17:15 Study of species as indicators of Climate Change.
17:30 – 19:00 NovoPangea Latam Dialogue.
Day / Hour
Monday December 4th
09:00 – 10:00 Target 30×30 and Climate Action.
13:45 – 14:45 Blue-Green Economy: Valuation of ecosystem services.
15:00 – 16:00 The raw-materials challenge: How the metals and mining sector will be at the core of enabling the energy transition.
Day / Hour
Tuesday December 5th
15:00 – 16:00 Businesses with a focus on climate and biodiversity.
16:15 – 17:45 Private Adaptation to Climate Change: The Case of the Mining Industry.
Day / Hour
Wednesday, December 6
13:15 – 14:30 From Pledges to Action for Corals.
Day / Hour
Friday December 8
12:00 – 13:00 Mobilizing Industry and Society to Conserve and Restore Coral Reefs.
13:15 – 14:15 The Role of Higher Education and Research in the decision making process.
14:30 – 16:30 Transforming education to empower youth and enhancing the particpation of young people in climate change science and IPCC process: challenges, opportunities, Lessons Learned.
Day / Hour
Saturday December 9
14:45 – 15:45 Conservation model examples.
16:00 – 17:00 Unheard Voices: Emerging Leadership in Coral Conservation and Restoration from the Global South.
Day / Hour
Sunday December 10
09:00 – 11:00 Ancestral knowledge and Climate Change.
14:15 – 15:15 Cold-Water Corals: Hidden Treasures in the Deep Ocean.
Day / Hour
Monday December 11
11:15 – 13:00 OceanVIsion.
13:30 – 14:30 RED SEA.


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