Expo City Dubai to host Cop28

22 June 2022
The UAE will host climate change conference in 2023

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop28) will be hosted at the newly unveiled Expo City Dubai in 2023.

The selection of Expo City – the legacy phase of Expo 2020 Dubai – is based on the similar objectives of "achieving sustainability and promoting international action as essential steps towards facing global challenges", reported the official Emirates News Agency (Wam).

The UAE was selected to host Cop28 in November 2021, as it makes steady progress in its energy transition journey. It will be the second Middle East country to host a Cop session, after Egypt later this year.

READ: Cop28 provides energy transition impetus

Cop28 is expected to attract over 45,000 participants daily, including government and industry representatives. 

Expo City Dubai, which will open in a phased manner from September 2022, is positioned as a sustainable and tech-enabled space serving as an entertainment and business hub.

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